Colorado horses sold for slaughter, even when rescues want to help

Editor’s Note: Denver7 360 stories explore multiple sides of the topics that matter most to Coloradans, bringing in different perspectives so you can make up your own mind about the issues. To comment on this or other 360 stories, email us at 360@TheDenverChannel.com. See more 360 stories here. FRANKTOWN, Colo. — Colorado animal rescues say they are losing out on opportunities to find new homes for abandoned horses because they have to engage in auction bidding wars with horse traders who intend to sell the animals for slaughter. But horse traders say that’s just how business works and there just aren’t enough rescues to care for all of the unwanted… Read More

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Teens’ experience at Colorado State shows campus reality for Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The teenage brothers — both shy and Native American — had just entered a recreation center on a tour of their dream university when a parent in the group stepped away to call 911. "Their behavior is just really odd," she said from the Colorado State University campus. "They won’t give their names …. They just really stand out." The teens’ quiet disposition and dark clothing were unnerving, the caller told the dispatcher. Campus police responded by pulling them from the tour, patting them down and asking why they didn’t "cooperate" when others asked them questions. Yet for many Native Americans, much of 17-year-old Lloyd Skanahwati and… Read More

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Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy hit by car returns home to Michigan from Colorado rehab facility

Deputy David Hack returns home to Michigan on May 3, 2018. OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Deputy David Hack, an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy who was hit by a car Jan. 4, is now back in Michigan after spending time at a rehabilitation facility in Colorado. Deputy David Hack was hit by a car while responding to a car crash outside Rochester Adams High School on Jan. 4, 2018. Hack, a 17-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and a school liaison at Rochester Adams High School, was struck while responding to another crash. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and was listed in critical condition after being struck. Deputy David Hack… Read More

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