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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

1. Heavy snow coming to Denver this weekend

A long period of heavy snow is on the way beginning Friday night that is forecast to last through Sunday afternoon. Snow is expected in a couple of different waves during the weekend with the heaviest coming Saturday night into Sunday.

2. CDOT crews gearing up for big weekend snowstorm

With a winter wallop on its way to the Front Range for the weekend, crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation are gearing up for a long few days.

3. Denver police: Teenage girl sexually assaulted in alley

The Denver Police Department said a teenage girl was sexually assaulted just east of downtown in the 1800 block alley between Pearl and Pennsylvania streets.

4. Aurora police release sketch of suspect in violent attack on 13-year-old girl

Police released a drawing of a suspect wanted for a violent attack and sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in Aurora.

5. Failed Denver Public Schools students getting a pass, former teacher says

A former teacher at a troubled Denver high school has stepped forward with allegations that failing students are getting their semester grades raised to a passing mark through a new administrative process.

6. Body of missing Boulder runner Randal Evans ID’d by coroner

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office confirmed the body found partially covered in snow near a trailhead north of Boulder was that of Randal Evans, who had been reported missing.

7. Group aims to shut down Colorado recreational marijuana industry

Retail marijuana stores are being targeted by the group “Safe Streets Alliance.” Members of the group want to see the recreational marijuana industry shut down in Colorado despite voters’ overwhelming approval of legal marijuana.

8. Two teenagers arrested for vandalism at Denver church

Two teenagers have been arrested for vandalism at St. Francis of Assisi church last weekend.

9. Some ranchers not happy about national monument designation for Browns Canyon

While people who love to recreate on the Arkansas River have been fighting since the 1970s to have Browns Canyon designated a national monument, there are an equal number of ranchers in the area who have been opposed to how the deal got done.

10. Front of Jeep ‘frozen in time’ in North Carolina parking lot

The front of a Jeep in North Carolina left behind an impressive ice sculpture in the parking lot of a medical center.