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Boss Gives Employees $7,500 for Vacations

Boss Gives Employees $7,500 for VacationsSteve Mason/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bart Lorang may be the best boss ever.The CEO of Denver-based internet start-up FullContact API said in a market that is competitive for top talent, he wants to keep his employees happy and refreshed.T...

Romney Volunteers at Food Bank to Help Colorado Fire Victims

Romney Volunteers at Food Bank to Help Colorado Fire VictimsChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Mitt Romney rolled up his sleeves and used his teeth to rip open plastic food packaging during a stop at a food bank, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee joining in with volunteers a...

Furry Car Burglars Loose in Colorado

Furry Car Burglars Loose in ColoradoFile photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo.) -- A gang of car burglars have residents of Colorado’s Snowmass Village on edge and the mountain town’s police force on high alert after reports of at least 14 cars broken into.Th...

Many Colorado Wildfire Evacuees Allowed to Return Home

Many Colorado Wildfire Evacuees Allowed to Return HomeChris Schneider/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Some 7,000 residents of the Colorado Springs area were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday, but for many, they returned to a pile of rubble left behind by a wildfire that destroyed some 35...

Obama Tours Wildfire Damage in Colorado

Obama Tours Wildfire Damage in ColoradoBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Reflecting on the devastation caused by the Colorado wildfires, President Obama said Friday that when natural disasters strike, “America comes together.”“We all recognize ...

Colorado Wildfire Claims One Life, Destroys Nearly 350 Homes

Colorado Wildfire Claims One Life, Destroys Nearly 350 HomesChris Schneider/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- The wildfire raging near Colorado Springs, Colo., has claimed one life and at least 347 homes, officials announced on Thursday.At a late night news conference, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter...

Colorado Wildfire Sends Residents to Shelters

Colorado Wildfire Sends Residents to SheltersChris Schneider/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Pumping thick, black, suffocating smoke into the sky, the wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colo., has left 32,000 people scurrying for shelter and officials struggling to assess the damage.Colorado ...

Obama Will Visit Colorado Fire Areas

Obama Will Visit Colorado Fire AreasChris Schneider/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama announced that he will travel to the fire-plagued areas of Colorado this Friday to, “view the damage and thank the responders bravely battling the fire.”Obama told Colorado Gov. Jo...

Colorado Wildfire Rages On, Forces 32,000 to Evacuate

Colorado Wildfire Rages On, Forces 32,000 to EvacuateiStockphoto/Thinkstock(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- About 32,000 people have been evacuated indefinitely from their homes near Colorado Springs, Colo., as a wildfire there continues to grow and threaten homes, officials said Tuesday night.The Waldo Cany...

Colorado Mother, Daughter Charged in Military Online Dating Scam

Colorado Mother, Daughter Charged in Military Online Dating ScamTracy Vasseur, left, and her mother, Karen Vasseur. (Colorado Attorney General)(BRIGHTON, Colo.) -- A mother and daughter in Colorado were indicted for their role in a "Nigerian internet romance scam" in which associates in Nigeria posed as members of ...

Denver Cop Shot and Killed at Jazz Concert

Denver Cop Shot and Killed at Jazz ConcertComstock/Thinkstock(DENVER) -- A female police officer was fatally shot Sunday night while trying to break up a fight at a jazz concert in Denver, according to police. The officer, who was identified by The Denver Post as a single mother and a seven-ye...

Colorado Wildfires Blazing

Colorado Wildfires BlazingiStockphoto/Thinkstock(FORT COLLINS, Colo.) – A spot fire amid the 68-thousand acres burning west of Fort Collins, Colorado has prompted more evacuations. Sheriff Justin Smith says some of those being told to leave had been evacuated earlier. Inc...

Amid Colo. Blazes, Man Arrested for Impersonating Firefighter

Amid Colo. Blazes, Man Arrested for Impersonating FirefighterMarc Piscotty/Getty Images(LARIMER COUNTY, Colo.) -- With so many homes and neighborhoods deserted because of mandatory evacuations during Colorado's week-old High Park Fire, the local sheriff has a new worry: potential looters. Police arrested a 30-ye...

Colorado High Park Fire: Potential Looters Pose New Threat

Colorado High Park Fire: Potential Looters Pose New ThreatHemera Technologies/Thinkstock(DENVER) -- With so many homes and neighborhoods deserted because of mandatory evacuations during Colorado's week-old High Park Fire, the local sheriff has a new worry: potential looters.Police arrested a 30-year-old Denve...

Colorado Woman Kills Family of Five: Were Seizures to Blame?

Colorado Woman Kills Family of Five: Were Seizures to Blame?ABC News(DENVER) -- Jurors will begin deciding Thursday morning whether a Colorado woman ignored the medical advice of doctors not to operate a vehicle when she plowed her SUV into a pickup truck, killing a family of five.Prosecutors say Monica Chavez,...

Colorado Wildfire Reaches Over 40K Acres, Claims One Life

Colorado Wildfire Reaches Over 40K Acres, Claims One LifeiStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) -- The massive wildfire burning in Larimer County, Colo., has scorched more than 41,000 acres so far, destroying dozens of homes in its tracks and claiming at least one life.In a statement Monday, the county's sheriff sai...

Massive Wildfires in Colorado, New Mexico Force Hundreds to Evacuate

Massive Wildfires in Colorado, New Mexico Force Hundreds to EvacuateiStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(DENVER) -- Firefighters in New Mexico and Colorado are battling wildfires that have spread quickly in all directions, forcing hundreds to flee from their homes across both states.In Colorado, at least 18 structures -...

Colorado Wildfire Explodes in Size

Colorado Wildfire Explodes in SizeHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A wildfire burning in the tinder-dry mountains 15 miles east of Ft. Collins, Colo., exploded in size today, growing from just a few acres to 5,000 acres-plus in a matter of hours.“It was a tough day,” Larimer ...

Lesbian Couple Charged With Staging Hate Crime

Lesbian Couple Charged With Staging Hate Crime(Image Credit: Facebook)(PARKER, Colo.) -- A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested after police determined they staged the incidents.On Oct. 28, Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, called police and...

$500,000 Medical Marijuana Loan Up In Smoke

$500,000 Medical Marijuana Loan Up In SmokeDavid McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Sometimes even the best-laid plans go up in smoke. And sometimes these plans end up costing a lot of money. That's what happened to Mark Haile and Michele Hammer, two Arizona businesspeople who in August, 2010, eac...

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