TODAY: Fog in Denver, gun law repeal effort, NFL prospect comes out
1. Freezing fog expected to hang in Denver through Monday
Expect another day of freezing fog across the Front Range on Monday, and some snow showers that could lead to accumulations of less than 1 inch.
2. Avalanche danger high in mountains Monday
Avalanche warnings were widespread across the Central and Northern Mountains on Monday morning, which, according to meteorologist Chris Tomer, means “avalanches are imminent.”
3. Lawmakers will hear magazine ban repeal proposal
One of last year’s historic gun bills in particular — the ban on magazines of more than 15 rounds — did more to galvanize gun owners and erode bipartisanship than the others. Republicans will begin their effort to repeal that law on Monday.
4. Standley Lake High School student who set himself on fire dies
Vincent Nett, the student who set himself on fire in the cafeteria of Standley Lake High School last month, died of his injuries Sunday evening. Nett, a 16-year-old sophomore, used a one-gallon can of Coleman fuel to burn himself.
5. Officials: Colorado Springs student caught in Utah avalanche has died
A Colorado Springs woman caught in an avalanche in Utah Saturday night has died of her injuries. Ashleigh Nicole Cox, 21, was snowshoeing Saturday when an avalanche began, and was swept into a stream. She remained buried for 40 minutes before she was found.
6. Protests as amended “America Day” commences at Fort Collins school
A Fort Collins high school principal issued an email to parents last in response to protests surrounding the school’s ban on “Merica Day.” The day was renamed “America Day” and commenced, along with a series of new protests, on Monday.
7. Friend of Weld County murderer: ‘He’s not the monster you think he is’
Two days after losing her friend to a suicide, a Weld County woman spoke out about the man she called a dear friend who would later be found responsible for two murders in Weld County. “He kept saying ‘I have to kill her, I have to kill her,’” the woman recounted.
8. Fire officials: Hash oil explosion in Aurora displaces 2
Fire crews responded to an explosion at a four-unit condo in Aurora late Saturday. As of Monday, it was determined that the blast was caused by a hash oil extraction process.
9. NFL prospect Michael Sam comes out as gay
Former University of Missouri linebacker Michael Sam, an NFL prospect likely to be drafted this April in the early rounds, came out as gay Sunday night. Sam, 24, stated what his teammates confirmed back in August: “I am an openly, proud gay man.”
10. Five great moments from 1st weekend of Sochi Olympics
The first weekend of the Winter Olympics brought us moments of humor and technical problems from the Opening Ceremony, a skater’s reaction that went viral and the sparkling debut of a sport where “stoked” and “dude” are part of a winning news conference.