Today: More record heat, new pot tax, Jeffco fire calms
More record-breaking heat expected Tuesday
The heat rolls on in Denver Tuesday. We set and tied record highs over the weekend, and on today we are expected to once again push close to the record of 97 set back in 1986 in Denver. More 90 degree heat is expected through the rest of this week, although not at record levels.
Evacuation order canceled, Glencoe Valley Fire 50 percent contained
An evacuation order for residents of Blue Mountain Estates was canceled Monday night after a small wildfire calmed down. It began burning near homes Monday afternoon about eight miles northwest of Golden. As of Tuesday morning, all evacuations notifications were lifted, as crews said the fire did not grow overnight and was 60 percent contained.
Amid suspension talk, Von Miller listed as potential witness in murder case
The strange circumstances surrounding Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller kept piling up Monday afternoon as it emerged that he may be called as a witness in a death penalty murder case of a man who allegedly stabbed five people to death and set fire to Fero’s Bar in October of 2012.
Mother, autistic son of murder victim homeless after untimely eviction
Less than 72 hours after a woman was murdered, the Denver Housing Authority evicted the victim’s mother and son from their home. Sandy Roskilly, 47, lived in the house on Irving Street with her 70-year-old mother and 18-year-old autistic son for more than 15 years. The family said the Denver Housing Authority told them these are just the rules.
Denver council sets marijuana tax rate at 3.5 percent
Denver’s city council voted Monday night on a several recreational marijuana proposals, including a municipal tax rate for the drug. That tax rate, at least for the first year, will be 3.5 percent. Another proposal that would have prohibited marijuana retailers from ever moving locations failed by just a single vote.
Boulder company issues recall for butter products
Justin’s of Boulder has initiated a voluntary recall of some of its maple almond butter and chocolate hazelnut butter. The concern is metallic fragments in 16-ounce jars. The recall is precautionary, the company says, and there have been no complaints from consumers, illnesses or injuries reported.
CU-Boulder students return to smoke-free campus
Students at the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus started the moving-in process Tuesday. One big change for this year’s students? The University of Colorado has banned smoking on its campus except in designated smoking areas. Come December, that ban may be expanded to eliminate those designated smoking areas, as well.
USA Pro Cycling Challenge moves to Breckenridge Tuesday
Stage one of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge took place Monday in the Aspen-Snowmass area. Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the stage, and our Greg Nieto’s was there to give viewers a look at the action. Stage 2 takes place Tuesday, with a run from Aspen to Breckenridge.
Documents: Boston bombing suspect took bullet in face
Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suffered multiple and severe gunshot injuries before his capture in April, newly released documents show. The most serious of the injuries was a gunshot wound that appeared to enter through the left inside of his mouth and exit through the lower left side of his face.
Potential GOP Presidential candidate will renounce Canadian citizenship
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz announced Monday he was renouncing his Canadian citizenship. The potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, and over the weekend he released his birth certificate to put to rest any questions about his background..