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  • Cielo Vista Ranch with private 14er sold after being listed for $105 million

    COSTILLA COUNTY, Colo. — The massive Cielo Vista Ranch in the San Luis Valley that comes with its own private 14er has been sold after being listed for $105 million. The 83,368-acre ranch was put on the market in 2015, Mirr Ranch Group said. Details of the sale and the identity of the buyer were not released. “The profile of the buyer is absolutely ideal. He is one who is a true conservationist and is deeply committed to preserving this national […]

  • Second teenager in Mountain Vista shooting plot sentenced up to 5 years in detention facility

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Sienna Johnson, one of two teenagers accused of plotting to kill students and staff members at Mountain Vista High School, was sentenced up to five years in a juvenile detention facility on Friday morning. A Douglas County judge accepted a plea agreement after Johnson pleaded guilty to an adult count felony menacing and a juvenile count of conspiracy to commit murder in June related to the plan to attack the Highlands Ranch school in December 2015. Johnson will also […]

  • Missing at-risk woman from Arapahoe County found safe

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A 38-year-old at-risk woman who was reported missing Thursday afternoon has been found safe, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said. Abbie Heffner was last seen at 3:45 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Fraser Street, near South Parker Road and East Orchard Road. The sheriff’s office said Heffner was found by her family on Friday morning and she is back home.

  • Nebraska to ban oversized trucks from I-80, highways for total solar eclipse

    OMAHA, Neb. — Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend into Nebraska beginning late next week as a rare total solar eclipse races across the state. The 70-mile-wide path of totality, in which the moon will completely block out the sun and plunge the midday sky into darkness, will cut across the state from the northwest to the southeast just before noon on Aug. 21. With Nebraska considered to be one of the prime locations to see the […]

  • 2 killed in head-on collision on Highway 287 south of Longmont

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Two people were killed in a head-on collision south of Longmont early Friday morning, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash happened after 2 a.m. on Highway 287 just north of Oxford Road in unincorporated Boulder County. A 55-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman who were the drivers of the vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene, the Colorado State Patrol said. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The Colorado State Patrol said the […]

  • Video captures suspects using stolen Jeep in smash-and-grab of Longmont jewelry store

    LONGMONT, Colo. — As many as three suspects using a stolen Jeep broke into a jewelry store in a smash-and-grab that was captured on surveillance video, the Longmont Police Department said Friday. The incident happened about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday when the red Jeep Cherokee that was stolen out of Colorado Springs was rammed through the barricaded front doors of Gold Marker Jewelers in the 1600 block of Pace Street. Video showed the suspects got out of the vehicle, smashed the […]

  • At-risk teenager reported missing in Longmont found safe

    LONGMONT, Colo. — A 19-year-old at-risk man who was reported missing Thursday night was found safe Friday moning, the Longmont Police Department said. David Nolasco-Orozco was described as being nonverbal with autism. He was last seen at 7 p.m. Thursday at his home near East Fourth Avenue and Dickson Street. Police said it’s not known where Nolasco-Orozco would go because he has little family or friends in the Longmont area, police said. He also cannot drive and has no money. […]

  • One killed in 2-vehicle crash near Rocky Mountain Arsenal

    DENVER — One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge on Friday morning, the Denver Police Department. The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. at East 56th Avenue and Joliet Street. Police have not said if there were any other injuries. The name, age and gender of the person who died were not released. East 56th Avenue was closed in both directions for the investigation and cleanup of the crash. The cause of the […]

  • Taylor Swift testifies: ‘He grabbed my bare’ bottom

    DENVER — Pop star Taylor Swift gave explosive testimony in the case of a former Denver radio disc jockey who allegedly groped her at a meet-and-greet at the Pepsi Center four years ago. Swift confidentially said over and over that former KYGO radio host David Mueller “grabbed my bare” bottom. “It was a definite grab, a very long grab,” Swift said under oath from the witness stand in a downtown Denver federal courtroom. “Long enough for me to be completely […]

  • Man charged with murder after woman found stabbed to death in Five Points apartment

    DENVER — A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found stabbed to death inside her apartment in the Five Points neighborhood, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Essteffan Hamlin, 24, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of burglary, one count of first-degree criminal trespass and one count of second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft. He is accused of killing 28-year-old Cristina Weir in her apartment in the 500 block of 25th […]

  • Man who died after falling 200 feet while ascending Capitol Peak identified

    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — The climber who died after falling from the east side of knife’s edge ridge while ascending Capitol Peak last weekend has been identified. Jeremy Shull, 35 of Parker, fell Sunday morning near the K2 Peak while climbing the 14,130-foot mountain about 14 miles west of Aspen, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said. Shull was climbing with three friends when another climbing team in front heard Shull fall. A person in a climbing team behind Shull called […]

  • Manitou Incline to close for 4 months for third phase of trail enhancement

    MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — The Manitou Incline will close beginning Aug. 21 for four months for the third phase of trail enhancement on the popular and steep hiking trail. The improvement project will begin on the upper third of the incline after the Pikes Peak Ascent Marathon is held Aug. 19-20. Repairs include replacing damaged retaining walls, cleaning exposed rebar and loose debris, adding drainage structures, anchoring existing ties and stabilizing the slopes. Officials with the city of Colorado Springs […]