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  • 16th Street Mall reopened following DPD suspicious package investigation

    DENVER — The 16th Street Mall was closed to pedestrian and bus traffic for a short time late Saturday afternoon while police investigated a suspicious package. The mall was shut down between Tremont and Court. Police determined the package was not a threat, and the “all clear” was given. The Mall reopened shortly after 4:30 p.m.

  • 2 climbers rescue dog lost on Colorado 14er in Park County

    PARK COUNTY, Colo. — Trinity Smith and Sean Nichols had seen posts from other climbers on 14ers.com about a crying dog in the area of Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Bross … both are 14ers in Park County. They went on a mission to save the dog and they succeeded. The 13-year-old dog ran off from her home with another younger dog about six weeks ago, according to her owners. They live on the east side of Mt. Bross. The younger […]

  • Police on alert for drunk drivers as Oktoberfest starts in Denver

    DENVER — Friday was the first night of Denver’s Oktoberfest. It’s a festival full of food, music, great food and a whole lot of beer. It’s that last part that put police on alert for drunk drivers. Greg Nieto shows us in his video report above.

  • Suspect killed by Jefferson County deputy outside store identified

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The suspect shot and killed by a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy Thursday afternoon has been identified. He is 25-year-old Austin Dunsmore. The deputy approached Dunsmore just before 4 p.m. while responding to a call about a reckless driver on eastbound C470. The suspect vehicle, a black Audi sedan was speeding and passing cars of the shoulder of the road according to a 911 caller. The driver exited onto South Kipling Parkway and eventually went into the […]

  • Arapahoe Basin tests snow guns

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Arapahoe Basin fired up its snow guns Friday. The ski area wanted to make sure they’re working as it’s just about the time to start the race to open. Today we tested the snow guns, so they're ready when Mother Nature gives us the thumbs up. 👍#RaceToOpen #COwx pic.twitter.com/YgkzHya0XQ — Arapahoe Basin (@Arapahoe_Basin) September 22, 2017

  • Russians ‘scanned’ Colorado election systems prior to 2016 elections

    DENVER — The Colorado Secretary of State’s election systems were “scanned” in the weeks before the 2016 election, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Friday. Colorado is now one of 21 states the DHS has said were “impacted by Russian activity. The Secretary of State’s Office says a scan is like “burglars jiggling the doors of a house” and moving on when they find out the doors are locked. “According to Homeland Security, we were not attacked, probed, breached, […]

  • Semi-truck plummets 150 feet off I-70, killing driver

    VAIL, Colo. — A semi crashed and rolled off eastbound I-70 at Vail Pass Thursday night, killing the driver. A serious single-vehicle semi crash left eastbound Vail Pass closed from 5:15 PM until 8:45 PM. pic.twitter.com/eVaTwhhl8q — CSP Eagle (@CSP_Eagle) September 22, 2017 The only information regarding the deceased is that the victim was a 64-year-old man from California. At the time of the crash, The Colorado Department of Transportation said there was a forest fire associated with the crash […]

  • Wildfire in northwest Colorado races out of control, threatens homes

    MOFFAT COUNTY, Colo. — Strong winds and hot temperatures pushed a wildfire that started west of Craig Thursday afternoon to at least 5,200 acres on Friday morning. It forced the evacuation of Deerlodge Park Campground. Bureau of Land Management spokesperson Courtney Whiteman said the fire threatened structures, including about 25 homes. Oil and gas structures, communications towers and a tower for the Federal Aviation Administration were also threatened. Whiteman also said residents could experience power shortages because they may need […]

  • Good Samaritan steps forward to help family replace boy’s broken hearing aids

    DENVER — A little boy in Adams County told his mom his hearing aids were destroyed by a bully. His family wasn’t sure how they were going to afford the expensive replacements. But then a FOX31 viewer who saw the story earlier this week stepped up to help out and become a generous Problem Solver. Greg Nieto shows us what happened in the video.

  • Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills suspect at Kipling and Chatfield

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a shooting late Thursday afternoon. A sheriff’s office spokesman said the suspect died. The deputy was not injured. It happened at South Kipling Parkway and West Chatfield Avenue. Spokesman Mark Techmeyer said the call came at 3:42 p.m. “for a traffic complaint, then a call of shots fired.” There was a report of a reckless driver on C470 who exited at Kipling and went northbound. The suspect park […]

  • Eastbound I-70 reopens after semi-truck crash, fire at Vail Pass

    VAIL, Colo. — A semi crashed and rolled off eastbound I-70 at Vail Pass Thursday night. The Colorado Department of Transportation said there a forest fire associated with the crash and predicted the closure of eastbound I-70 would be lengthy. The Colorado State Patrol said it appeared the fire was out. The highway reopened just after 9 p.m. MAJOR Closure: EB I-70 @ Vail Pass due to semi crash. WB is moving in 1 lane. Alt rte: US 24 E […]

  • No injuries reported at fire at oil tank farm in Weld County

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — The Brighton Fire Department responded to a fire at an oil tank farm near the Vestas facility in Weld County. It was reported to be south of Weld County Road 4 and south of Vestas. A fire department spokesperson said the area was evacuated and nobody was hurt. Fire is burning in the oil separators. Crews are making sure all valves and oil flow into the area is shut off and assessing the tanks pic.twitter.com/5Fq7o3JkA2 — Natalie […]