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    Suspect in light rail station homicide was wanted for possible deportation

    DENVER — One of the suspects accused of trying to rob and then killing a man at a Denver light rail station was in custody and wanted for possible deportation by federal authorities when he was released from jail weeks before the homicide, federal officials said. Ever Valles is in jail in Denver along with another man for the killing of Tim Cruz, 32, at the Sheridan light rail train station on Feb. 7. He and Nathan Valdez were formally […]

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    Man lost in Great Sand Dunes National Park for 5 days found alive

    GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — A man who spent five days and nights lost in the cold and snowy Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve was found alive. The National Park Service said Bryan Skilinski from New York was located about 1 1/2 miles south of the park visitor center Thursday night. Great Sand Dunes National Park is in Alamosa County in south-central Colorado. “Mr. Skilinski was found in relatively good health considering he had spent five […]

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    Report: Suspect in killing of RTD security guard says he supports Islamic State

    DENVER — The man accused of shooting and killing an RTD security guard near Union Station in January said he supports the Islamic State group. The Associated Press said Joshua Cummings, 37, made the statement during a telephone interview with it from jail. The AP said Cummings said he pledged allegiance to the group after fasting for three days in jail. RELATED: Suspect in shooting death of RTD officer described as ‘radical Muslim’ Investigators said they have no evidence the […]

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    Denver-bound Frontier plane, Southwest jet clip each other at Phoenix airport

    PHOENIX — Two commercial airline jets clipped each other at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday night. One passenger tweeted a photo of a damaged wing tip, saying she was on a Frontier Airlines flight from Phoenix to Denver. Frontier said as Flight 756, an Airbus A320, was cleared to push back from the gate in Phoenix, an aircraft belonging to Southwest Airlines made contact. Southwest Flight 4182 was taxiing to a gate after arriving from Oklahoma City. It was […]

  • Crews repair ruptured gas line in Greenwood Village. Photo credit: South Metro Fire Rescue

    Area near I-25 and Orchard Road reopens after gas line rupture

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A ruptured gas line forced the closure of Greenwood Plaza Boulevard on Thursday night, South Metro Fire Rescue said. Crews responded to the area north of Orchard Road between Interstate 25 and Quebec Street where they said there was a heavy odor. The problem with the 2-inch line first appeared before 7:30 p.m. Crews from Xcel Energy were on scene working on repairs. The line was clamped and the scene was deemed safe about midnight.

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    2 burned, dog injured in house explosion in Lafayette

    LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Two men were suffered severe burns and a dog was injured in a house explosion and fire in Lafayette on Wednesday afternoon. It happened about 4:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Modred Street near South Boulder Road. Emergency crews from at least four agencies responded to the scene. Video showed a big hole in the side of the house and extensive fire damage throughout it. “While emergency personnel were on scene they observed a large marijuana […]

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    Musicians are great targets for recruiting into cybersecurity jobs

    DENVER — People who have music degrees that parents complained were worthless might just be the hottest job ticket in town. There are thousands of job openings in the cybersecurity industry in Colorado. Key recruiting targets for companies are musicians. Colorado-based Level 3 provides internet service and security around the world. It explains why musicians are so hot for cybersecurity firms.

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    17-year-old girl dies after skiing into tree at Winter Park Resort

    WINTER PARK, Colo. — A teenager died Wednesday after crashing into a tree at Winter Park Resort. The 17-year-old girl hit a tree on Forget-Me-Not, an intermediate trail in Parsenn Bowl, about 12:30 p.m. Members of the ski patrol transported her to the emergency room at the base of the resort, but she did not survive her injuries. No one else was involved in her crash. The girl has not been identified. “Winter Park Resort extends its deepest condolences to […]

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    Attorneys in DUI trial call Colorado’s Breathalyzers into question

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A DUI trial in Jefferson County is calling Colorado’s Breathalyzers into question. Attorneys say the problem is so serious that thousands of drunk driving cases could be thrown out. At issue is how the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment certified new machines in 2013. The devices have to be certified before they are sent to local law enforcement agencies for use. A whistleblower said the state got behind and used unqualified people to do […]

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    Popular Winter Park Express ski train has sold more than 15,000 tickets

    DENVER — A lot of people have been riding the Winter Park Express ski train. Amtrak and resort operators said more than 15,000 tickets have been sold during the first half of the ski train season. Trains have sold out on five of the first six Saturdays they have made the run between Union Station and Winter Park Resort. Officials suggest the Sunday departures as an alternative as well as the President’s Day round trip on Monday. The train runs […]

  • ICE Agents Detain Suspected Undocumented Immigrants In Raids

    ICE: Rumors of checkpoints, sweeps are ‘false, dangerous and irresponsible’

    DENVER — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday night that widespread reports on social media of roundups and checkpoints designed to arrest illegal immigrants are not true. Several people have gone on social media claiming there were ICE checkpoints set up along some roads around the Denver area. There has been no evidence of any checkpoints in the area. “Reports of ICE checkpoints and sweeps or ’roundups’ are false, dangerous and irresponsible,” the agency said in the first of […]

  • Crash in Fort Collins at Mulberry and Frontage Road

    One person dies in crash in Fort Collins

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — One person died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, the Fort Collins Police Department said. It happened at East Mulberry Street and the frontage road at Interstate 25 about 3:25 p.m. Police said a 2001 GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by 32-year-old Zachary Marshall of Ault was traveling eastbound in the right through lane on Mulberry as it approached the frontage road. A 1993 tan Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Mulberry preparing to turn left […]