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  • The Barker Reservoir overlooking Nederland, Colo. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Sunpowerpack)

    Search for 2 teens in Barker Reservoir canceled

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said a search for two teenagers in Barker Reservoir near Nederland was canceled Thursday night. The sheriff’s office, a fire department and two local dive teams responded earlier in the day to launch a water search. A sheriff’s office spokeswoman said the two were walking on shore but then only their inner tubes were seen. At about 6:30 p.m., the spokeswoman said the sheriff’s office did not locate the boys but […]

  • 3 taken to hospital after house fire in Commerce City

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Three people were taken to a hospital after a fire broke out in a home on Wednesday night, ┬áSouth Adams County Fire District said. One person became trapped and needed to be rescued from the fire that broke out just after 8:30 p.m. in the 15700 block of East 96th Place, officials said. Three people were taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries was not known. The fire was contained to the basement, but […]

  • FBI: So-called red handed bandits strike for third day in a row

    DENVER — The FBI and the Denver Police Department are trying to identify a crew of armed, serial robbers known as the red handed bandits. They struck at a business for the third day in a row Wednesday. “These robbers have been targeting local retail businesses and banks,” the FBI said. Investigators said their most recent robbery happened at midday Wednesday at BBVA Compass Bank in the 3800 block of West 32nd Avenue in Denver. The suspects committed the robbery […]

  • Larimer County explosion injures 2 adults, one juvenile

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — An explosion injured two adults and one juvenile Tuesday evening, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said. The victims were working on an excavation project in the 3300 block of South County Road 1 in Timnath when an “unintended explosion” occurred around 5:20 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. The three were taken to Medical Center of the Rockies with critical burns. The two adults were then transferred to University of Colorado Hospital. The sheriff’s office said Wednesday […]

  • Westbound C-470 near U.S. 285 reopens after fatal motorcycle crash

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash late Saturday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol said. The crash happened in the westbound lanes of C-470 near U.S. 285. Westbound lanes were closed at Quincy Avenue during the investigation. The lanes reopened about 7:35 p.m. Investigators said the motorcycle hit a guardrail and crashed. The female rider was killed. There were lengthy delays in the area and drivers needed to find alternate routes while the road was closed.

  • Woman dies from injuries in Lakewood apartment fire

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A woman died from the injuries she received in an apartment fire in Lakewood on Saturday morning, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said. The fire happened at the Ranch at Bear Creek Apartments in the 3300 block of South Field Street. West Metro Fire Rescue crews said a neighbor helped the woman out of the apartment. Paramedics then transported her to a hospital. The victim’s apartment was destroyed and at least 15 people were displaced, according to […]

  • Big fishing prize: $1,500 for catching tagged fish at Elkhead Reservoir

    CRAIG, Colo. — Catching a fish at Elkhead Reservoir in northwestern Colorado could be worth $1,500. The Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 24 through July 2. “One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife said on the tournament webpage. Catching a tagged fish will win the angler who does it $1,500. Participants must register for the tournament at the reservoir and they must […]

  • Metallica thanks Denver after its lightning-filled concert

    DENVER — “Denver! Thanks for the great show at Sports Authority Field at Mile High… despite the lightning storm!” MetallicaTV wrote on YouTube. The storm on Wednesday night forced the band to stop performing and delay the concert for a short time.

  • Pedestrian fatally hit by vehicle at Federal and Florida in Denver

    DENVER — Police were investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash at South Federal Boulevard and West Florida Avenue late Thursday night. Officials said the vehicle involved stayed at the scene. There were some street closures and officers diverted traffic as investigators gathered evidence. The names, ages and gender of the pedestrian and driver were not released. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

  • Lightning storm forces short delay of Metallica concert

    DENVER — Storms with lightning and rain moved into the Denver metro area late Wednesday night. The lightning forced officials to delay the Metallica concert that was taking place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Thousands of fans in the stadium were told to seek shelter until the storm passed. The all-clear was given just after 10 p.m. as the lightning and storms moved east. The Phoenix concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was also delayed for a short time.

  • Investigators hope video helps catch man who stole Braille signs

    GENESEE PARK, Colo. — Investigators hope video will help them find a man they say stole numerous Braille interpretive signs from Genesee Park. They hope someone sees the surveillance video and recognizes the suspect. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the man stole 37 signs from Beaver Brook trailhead. The signs are valued at about $18,000. The man was caught on camera stealing a laminated paper sign that was being used as a replacement for one of the previously stolen […]

  • 3 of NASA’s new astronaut candidates have Colorado connections

    HOUSTON — Three of NASA’s 12 new astronaut candidates have strong ties to Colorado. The space agency selected five women and seven men from a record pool of more than 18,300 applicants. It’s the largest astronaut class since 2000. The 12 new astronaut candidates will go through two years of training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston before they will be qualified to go on future space missions and join NASA’s 44 active-duty astronauts. NASA said they could be […]