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Mail your ballot or drop it off? — DENVER - With the weekend approaching and the election taking place on Tuesday, Colorado voters who haven't cast a ballot yet still have several options to do so.

Bright, white 'UFO' haunting southern Colorado sky — HOOPER - Creepy things are lighting up the sky in Southern Colorado and no one seems to know what they are. Is it a bird? A plane? Or a UFO? Folks who live in the San Luis Valley have their own opinions. Judy Messoline, a resident of Hooper, runs the UFO Watchtower.
Oct 31, 2014

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Glittering pumpkins for Halloween — KUSA - Adding glitter to pumpkins is a great project for kids or adults. It is relatively quick to execute and can be surprisingly clean if the glitter is contained in a bucket. Materials needed: Pumpkin(s) - should be smooth and without blemishes. The smoother the pumpkin, the better the glitter will stick.

How to outsmart I-70 ski traffic — KUSA - Snowy Saturday mornings make for super skiing on Colorado's slopes, but the rush of day-trippers from the Denver area cause a highway log jam just as the lifts are opening between 8 and 9 a.m.
Oct 30, 2014

What you need to know about the roads before you hit the slopes this winter: #uphillbattle #9WTK #9news

Oct 30, 2014

RT @tomfilippini: Or at least have idea of how bad it will be..."@KyleDyer9News: How to outsmart I-70 ski traffic… via @9News"

Dad makes wheelchair-friendly costume for son — Dad makes wheelchair-friendly costume for son. 9NEWS at 9 p.m. 10/30/14.
Oct 31, 2014

Dare you not to smile or tear up! Dad makes wheelchair-friendly costume for son…

Study looks at impact of pot use on brain

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Melanie_KING5: Pot just isn't what it used to be & that's a problem. New study gives clearer picture of what it does to your brain: htt…

Shooter in murder-suicide was mentally ill — CASTLE ROCK - The apparent shooter in a Castle Rock murder-suicide was recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, according to a recently released report from the Castle Rock Police. Donald Bankert, 26, shot and killed Kacey Heberlein, 23, before taking his own life on Saturday, Oct. 25.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @CSGV: "Good Guy with a Gun" diagnosed w/ schizophrenia shoots & kills himself & his estranged wife… #p2 #tcot #No…

LIVE CHAT: How to outsmart I-70 ski traffic — 9Wants to Know Reporter Melissa Blasius conducted an analysis of I-70 mountain corridor traffic data to uncover the secrets to a smooth trip for 9NEWS at 9 and 10 p.m. Thursday. KUSA - Snowy Saturday mornings make for super skiing on Colorado's slopes, but the rush of day-trippers from the Denver area cause a highway log jam between 8 and 9 a.m.

Truth Test: The cost of labels on GMO foods — KUSA- T he closing argument from opponents of Colorado's prop 105, which would require labels on some genetically modified (GMO) foods is aimed squarely at your bank account. 9NEWS will hold those who run political ads on our networks accountable for what they say.

Hick dragged into Alaska pot debate — KUSA-The campaign against legalizing marijuana in the state of Alaska found a new pitchman for their cause: Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado). Hickenlooper appears in a digital ad campaign from the "No on 2" campaign, with his image appearing on Alaskan websites along with a quote calling the vote to legalize pot in Colorado "reckless" when prompted by a debate moderator: Beneath this quote appears a tagline: "Let's learn from Colorado's mistake."

Maketa investigation confirms misconduct — COLORADO SPRINGS - An independent investigation into complaints against El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is complete. El Paso County commissioners were briefed Thursday on the findings.
Oct 30, 2014

Maketa had "inappropriate relationships with 3 female subordinates" who got "preferential treatment"… #COpolitics

Higher levels of THC alter research on brain function — DENVER - New research suggests marijuana could be more dangerous to our brains than initially thought. It all depends on how old you are. For some, it can be helpful, and for others, it can be harmful. Marijuana has changed over the years. Strands and strengths have evolved, becoming stronger and more potent.
Oct 30, 2014

Looks like the #marijuana could alter the brain more | Study: Higher levels of THC alter brain function… #9NEWS 6pm

Wife finds missing husband - married — NEW LONDON, Wis. - Karen Marx always believed that a blood moon rising was an omen for a significant life change. So when the red-orange orb rose Oct. 8, the first day she saw her husband in nine years, she took it as a sign of better days to come.

Gov. Christie campaigning for Beauprez in Colorado — COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez is getting help again from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the final days of the election. Beauprez and Christie will be at a rally in Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon that will also include U.S. Rep.

Uphill Battle | Investigative | Denver, CO | — 9NEWS Investigative
Oct 30, 2014

Use this interactive tool to time your weekend ski trip and outsmart I-70 traffic. #UphillBattle #9News #9WTK

5 things to do before holiday guests arrive — DENVER - Thanksgiving is just 6 weeks away. This means we have 41 days to get our homes ready for guests. While that may seem like a lot, only 12 of those are weekend days when most of us have time to address prep tasks.

Your Halloween candy could be a treat for troops — KUSA- Your Halloween candy could be a treat for troops serving overseas and you can get money as well. If you bring your unopened candy to Colorado Family Dentistry, the office will give you $1 per pound for up to five pounds of candy. The candy will go to the troops.

Progress in early detection of Alzheimer's — KUSA- Scientists are now beginning to think of Alzheimer's as a potentially preventable disease. "We are at a very hopeful time in Alzheimer's disease research." said Keith Fargo. He is the Director of Scientific Programs for the Alzheimer's Association. New reports from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference show progress in early detection, in identifying risk factors and treatment.
Oct 30, 2014

There may be things you can do now to prevent Alzheimer's later. Exercise tops list of 5. @alzassociation #9news

Oct 30, 2014

RT @9NEWS: There may be something you can do now to prevent Alzheimer's later. @CherylPreheim explains on #9newsMornings

Rocky Mountain low: Denver bust goes missing — BROOMFIELD - 1STBANK Center staff won't ask any questions, they just want the bust of John Denver returned unharmed. The bronze sculpture of the late singer was apparently stolen from the Broomfield music venue during the Saints and Sinners Halloween Ball concert Tuesday night.
Oct 30, 2014

If the stolen sculpture of John Denver could speak, it no doubt would say take me home - to the place - I belong.…