December 31, 2012
DENVER — The Denver Broncos are trying to give fans in Colorado and surrounding states first crack at playoff tickets.
The tickets go on sale at noon Monday through Ticketmaster, the Associated Press reports. The team says tickets will only be available to people with billing addresses in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota and western Kansas.
Tickets won't be for sale at the Broncos' ticket office until Wednesday, if there are any left.
Tickets range from $60 to $200 for reserved seats and $175 to $425 for club seats.
The Broncos will host an AFC Divisional playoff game on either Jan. 12 or 13.
The Broncos secured the top seed in the playoffs on Sunday with their biggest win ever over the Kansas City Chiefs, their AFC West rivals.
The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 18 degrees and a 60 percent chance of snow Monday in Colorado Springs. Expect an overnight low of 4 with a 50 percent chance of snow. You'll start the new year Tuesday with a high of 25 and mostly sunny skies, according to the weather service.
1 killed, 2 injured in head-on crash near Durango
DURANGO (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a head-on crash near Durango.
The Durango Herald reports (http://bit.ly/RoEsLi ) a female passenger in an SUV headed west on U.S. Highway 160 near Elmore's Corner on Saturday afternoon was killed when the vehicle struck another SUV headed in the opposite direction. The drivers of both vehicles involved were injured.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis declined to release the victims' names until their families are notified.
Chiropractors wanting to give drugs face challenge
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Medical Society has filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of a new regulation that would allow chiropractors to administer internal medications.
The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/UfTDDM ) the Chiropractic Board of Examiners proposed in November to allow chiropractors to give drugs topically and orally to their patients, as well as to perform injections.
John Conklin, a spokesman and attorney for the Colorado Medical Society, says authorizing chiropractors to administer drugs and give injections "threatens irreparable injury" to patients and public welfare. Meanwhile, the attorney general's office says the change exceeds the legislative scope of authority granted to the chiropractic board, which typically is responsible for licensing chiropractors and massage therapists.
The change would take effect Jan. 14.
Missing teen with special needs found safe
HIGHLANDS RANCH (AP) — Authorities say a missing 16-year-old boy with special needs was found outside in frigid temperatures Saturday morning.
Sgt. Ron Hanavan with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department tells KUSA-TV (http://on9news.tv/RYdVpB ) the boy was reported missing from the Spring Hill neighborhood in Highlands Ranch at about 7:30 p.m. Friday.
A Littleton police officer found the boy outside in near single-digit temperatures at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. The boy was unharmed.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1759, Arthur Guinness founded his famous brewery at St. James’s Gate in Dublin.
In 1775, during the Revolutionary War, the British repulsed an attack by Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery was killed.
In 1879, Thomas Edison first publicly demonstrated his electric incandescent light in Menlo Park, N.J.
In 1909, the Manhattan Bridge, spanning the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn, was officially opened to vehicular traffic.
In 1946, President Harry S. Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.
In 1951, the Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid.
In 1969, Joseph A. Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, was shot to death with his wife and daughter in their Clarksville, Pa., home by hitmen acting at the orders of UMWA president Tony Boyle.
In 1972, Major League baseball player Roberto Clemente, 38, was killed when a plane he’d chartered and was traveling on to bring relief supplies to earthquake-devastated Nicaragua crashed shortly after takeoff from Puerto Rico.
In 1985, singer Rick Nelson, 45, and six other people were killed when fire broke out aboard a DC-3 that was taking the group to a New Year’s Eve performance in Dallas.
In 1986, 97 people were killed when fire broke out in the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Three hotel workers later pleaded guilty in connection with the blaze.)
In 1987, Robert Mugabe (moo-GAH’-bay), prime minister of Zimbabwe, was sworn in as the country’s first executive president.
In 1992, President George H.W. Bush visited Somalia, where he saw firsthand the famine racking the east African nation, and praised U.S. troops who were providing relief to the starving population.
-- New Years Eve Bash Party, 9 p.m., Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., $10 at the door.