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20 shows and movies to binge ahead of denver comic con 2017

there are some seriously big names coming to denver this weekend to meet, greet and chat at comic con. from "buffy" to "x-men," you have a lot of binging to do.

florida beats lsu at cws for 1st national championship

florida scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away from lsu, and the gators beat their southeastern conference rival 6-1 tuesday night to complete a two-game sweep in the college world series finals for their first national title in baseball.

snooze westminster, bad daddy’s arvada and four other restaurants opening this week

check out this week's local restaurant openings, featuring snooze, bad daddy's arvada and more.

t.j. miller takes on hollywood, “the emoji movie” in “silicon valley” exit interview

leave it to t.j. miller to turn the celebrity exit interview on its head.

microsoft’s $25.8m gift to help expand skillful job training program

a huge grant from microsoft philanthropies will help skillful expand its workforce training beyond colorado.

comic con etiquette 101: how to approach celebrities, cosplayers and more

remember, the actor is not the character. although you may feel close to them, you may not have the same intimate connection in person.

russians call off search for littleton officer missing on mount elbrus

russian teams searching for a littleton police officer who went missing while climbing mount elbrus have called off their search efforts, according to the missing man's wife.

a vast universe: denver comic con to feature diverse cast of local creators

the call for more women, lgbtq and people of color in pop culture -- on the screen, in pages and as creators -- has become louder and louder in recent years.

where to find breckenridge’s 2017 denver comic con beer “i am brewt”

the bohemian-style pilsner also has its own custom glass for you to take home at specific events.

“i did it for nothing”: south carolina inmate details prison killings

one by one, denver simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. william scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; jimmy ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills.

pera finances hit “critical juncture” as unfunded liabilities top $32 billion

colorado's three largest public pension funds now have about a 4 in 10 chance of running out of money in the coming decades, according to the latest financial projections.

these four historic hotels are blasts from colorado’s past

though boulder and its cherished boulderado are distinct, there are other towns across the state with their own lovingly restored historic hotels.

photos: coal industry around the world

the world's biggest coal users -- china, the united states and india -- have boosted coal mining in 2017 in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.

photos: the peak on hong kong island

visitors to the peak on hong kong island look out over victoria harbor, beyond which lies the kowloon district and the border with mainland china. the urban space below, once known as victoria after the british queen, formed the core of the british settlement after hong kong island was handed over as a colony by the qing dynasty in 1842 following the first opium war.

rockies’ mike tauchman, armed with more power, gets major-league call-up

under the tutelage of triple-a manager glenallen hill, tauchman worked on his balance and overall approach. now he is in the majors for the first time.

photos: warped tour 2017 moshes through denver

check out our photos of this year's warped tour, featuring sick of it all, the adolescents, american authors and more.

colorado’s outdoors creates economic powerhouses out of recreation and tourism industries

two reports out this week found that the outdoor recreation and tourism industries, which often lend each other a hand, have respectively raked in $28 billion and $19.7 billion in consumer spending last year. and experts in both industries don't expect growth to taper off soon.

wickstrom: the time to start scouting for your next hunting trip is now

fishing is on fire right now and we are just coming up on the fourth of july which i'm sure will include camping and outings to your favorite lake or park.  so with that in mind i want to talk hunting. 

colorado to receive $36.6 million in federal payments to local governments

colorado will receive $36.6 million in federal payments to local governments -- payments in lieu of taxes (pilt) funding -- for 2017.

wildfire in northeastern adams county burns 500 acres

a wildfire in northeastern adams county burned 500 acres tuesday afternoon.