DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen changed positions, but not his game. He’s still piling up the goals and assists.
Rantanen had a hat trick and an assist, Bo Byram scored in his return to the lineup, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 6-2 on Saturday night.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Carson Strong threw four touchdown passes and Nevada routed Colorado State 52-10 on Saturday night.
Strong completed 17 of 22 passes for 288 yards with a pair of touchdown passes each to Tory Horton and Romeo Doubs.
TOWAOC, Colo. (AP) — Drought in much of the West, 22 years running, has struck Colorado’s Four Corners tribal lands with bitter force. This year, the Ute Mountain Ute’s celebrated 7,700 acre farm and ranch operation had to lay off half its workers as thousands of acres lay fallow.
Nashville Predators (11-8-1, second in the Central) vs. Colorado Avalanche (10-6-1, fifth in the Central)
Denver; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -213, Predators +175; over/under is 6
DALLAS (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored twice in 20 seconds in the opening 1:31 to reach 400 career goals, and two goaltenders combined to shut down the NHL’s highest-scoring team Friday night, as the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Losing a couple of early season games was far from the most difficult thing Utah had to overcome to get back to the Pac-12 title game.
“We’ve taken probably the hardest thing that can happen and we’ve turned it into something beautiful,” receiver Britain Covey said after Senior Day victory against Colorado on Friday.
DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called Friday for House leaders to take “appropriate action" against Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Omar at the U.S.
LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — An Ohio man driving a convertible muscle car perished late Thursday in southern Nevada after running a stop light and hitting a boulder in a roadway median, flipping the Camaro he was driving, authorities said.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has fined South Dakota Mines for racist comments made by spectators at a football game this month.
The school said it removed the spectators from the Nov.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Ludlow Massacre more than a century ago was one of the most violent events in U.S. labor history and a wake-up call for the nation about brutal and often deadly coal mine work.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Larrys Mabiala scored in the 90th minute and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Western Conference final.
Portland will face the winner of the game Sunday between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake.
(AP) — Back in the spring, Pauline Criel and her cousins talked about reuniting for Thanksgiving at her home near Detroit after many painful months of seclusion because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — When Richard Pitino took over the downtrodden University of New Mexico men's basketball program last March at the start of the pandemic, he couldn't hit the recruiting trail to improve a team rich in tradition and light on recent success.
Colorado (4-7, 3-5 Pac-12) at No. 16 Utah (8-3, 7-1, No. 19 CFP), Friday at 4 p.m. EST (FOX).
Line: Utah by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A California community is mourning with a recently retired police officer whose son and nephew were killed in a shooting in Colorado. Another son of former Hollister, California police Sgt.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A potent offense has given Utah another chance to play for a Pac-12 Conference championship.
The No. 16 Utes (8-3, 7-1 Pac-12, No. 19 CFP) clinched their third Pac-12 South title in four seasons by dismantling Oregon 38-7.
DENVER (AP) — Proposed reforms meant to ensure taxpayers don’t get stuck paying to clean up oil and gas sites could actually leave the public open to eventually covering billions of dollars in costs, environmentalists and local governments contend.
Colorado Avalanche (10-5-1, second in the Central) vs. Dallas Stars (8-7-2, sixth in the Central)
Dallas; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Stars +108, Avalanche -129; over/under is 6
DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri kept up his scoring tear with a goal and an assist to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Kadri extended his point streak to 10 games, the longest current run in the NHL.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A hiker found the remains of the fourth and final person who died during flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado that was burned by a massive wildfire, authorities said.
DENVER (AP) — Xcel Energy has proposed a tentative agreement to close Colorado's largest coal-fired power plant by 2035, well ahead of its original retirement date of 2070, as regulators consider how the largest utility operating in the state can reduce its carbon emissions.
DENVER (AP) — A man suspected of killing a Denver resident a day after being released from jail was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles, police said.
Brian Murray, 40, was being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of William “Stu” Hoebel, 77, on Thursday, Denver police spokesperson Doug Schepman said in a statement.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Drug Enforcement Administration agent from Colorado was charged Tuesday with felony assault with a weapon for reportedly pulling his government-issued handgun on a man at a Bozeman bar while he was intoxicated.
Anaheim Ducks (10-6-3, third in the Pacific) vs. Colorado Avalanche (9-5-1, fourth in the Central)
Denver; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -257, Ducks +205; over/under is 6
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Justin Faulk scored his 100th career goal to cap a quick three-goal outburst by St. Louis in the first period, and the Blues beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 on Monday night.
Ryan O’Reilly, Tyler Bozak, Brandon Saad and Niko Mikkola also scored for the Blues, who won for the third time in 11 games.
DENVER (AP) — Alex Newhook scored the go-ahead goal with 1:33 left, sending the Colorado Avalanche past the Ottawa Senators 7-5 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.
Jared Bednar earned his 193rd win with Colorado, tying Bob Hartley for most by an Avalanche coach.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Evan Battey scored 16 points, Jabari Walker had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Colorado beat Brown 54-52 on Monday for fourth place at the Paradise Jam.
Battey, off a nice assist from Keeshawn Barthelemy, made an open shot in the lane with 1:05 left for a 51-50 lead.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Alysa Liu is making a coaching change less than three months before the Winter Olympics.
The 2019 and 2020 U.S. champ will begin training in Colorado Springs with Christy Krall, Drew Meekins and Viktor Pfeifer.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police in the Denver suburb of Aurora have arrested three teenagers in connection with the shooting of three students in a high school parking lot on Friday, a Colorado newspaper reported Monday.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado paid more than $630,000 last year to a group of personal and business associates of Gov. Jared Polis that had ostensibly volunteered to help the state manage its way through the COVID-19 pandemic by tracking people’s movements, records show.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An adult and a juvenile died and another juvenile was wounded in a shooting near a skate park in Colorado Springs on Saturday, police said.
DENVER (AP) — In a matter of seconds, a tiny blue pill disguised as a prescription painkiller can kill a person with a lethal dose of fentanyl, a drug so powerful that amounts as tiny as a few grains of salt are deadly.
Ottawa Senators (4-10-1, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. Colorado Avalanche (8-5-1, fifth in the Central)
Denver; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -361, Senators +278; over/under is 6
HONOLULU (AP) — Chevan Cordeiro passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, Dedrick Parson scored on runs of 10 and 37 yards in the fourth quarter and Hawaii held on to beat Colorado State 50-45 on Saturday night and snap a three-game skid.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Evan Battey scored 18 points and Jabari Walker had a double-double and Colorado rallied to beat Duquesne 84-76 in overtime Saturday in a Paradise Jam contest.
Walker finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds, Keeshawn Barthelemy scored 12, KJ Simpson 11 and Tristan da Silva 10 for Colorado (4-1); its second overtime win this season.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber State set a program record with three interceptions returned for touchdowns, and the Wildcats clinched their seventh-straight winning season by beating Northern Colorado 48-17 on Saturday.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Out with a shoulder injury, Nate Landman still wanted in on the action.
No longer content to merely listen in on the headset in street clothes late in the game, the Colorado senior linebacker ducked into the back, changed into his uniform and took the field for the game-ending kneel-down.
DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado residents with COVID-19 who are at high risk of severe illness will no longer need a doctor's referral before getting antibody treatments designed to keep them out of hospitals, starting next week.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The number of vacant Bureau of Land Management headquarters positions more than doubled as the agency moved those jobs to Grand Junction and other locations in the West, before declining somewhat but not to the prior level, a new Government Accountability Office report has found.
SEATTLE (AP) — Cale Makar had two goals and an assist, Andre Burakovsky scored two power-play goals and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Seattle Kraken 7-3 on Friday night.
Darcy Kuemper had 25 saves and Nazem Kadri extended his points streak to eight games with two assists for Colorado.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche signed coach Jared Bednar to a two-year extension that runs through the 2023-24 season, the team said Friday night.
Bednar is coming off a 2020-21 season in which he guided the Avalanche to the Presidents’ Trophy for the league's top mark and their fourth straight postseason appearance.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Steven Verplancken Jr. scored 18 points and Marcus Domask scored 17 and Southern Illinois beat Colorado 67-63 Friday night in an opening-round game of the Paradise Jam.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver suburb of Aurora has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the parents of Elijah McClain, a Black man who died after suburban Denver police stopped him on the street and put him in a neck hold two years ago, the city and family attorneys announced Friday.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies agreed to a $14.5 million, three-year contract with catcher Elias Díaz.
His deal was announced Thursday and covers one season of arbitration eligibility and two years of free agency.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — In a story published November 17, 2021, about an election security probe, The Associated Press erroneously reported in the story summary the county where the elections clerk works.