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  • Tuesday proclaimed K-9 Rex Day in Denver for retiring bomb dog

    DENVER — Rex the bomb dog retired from the Denver Sheriff Department on Tuesday, and he had a retirement party and cake. Mayor Michael Hancock presided over the retirement ceremony for K-9 Rex. Rex spent the past six years detecting explosives for the sheriff’s department. That’s about 42 years in dog years, making him the longest-serving employee in the department. Rex is a 10-year-old Malinois. He worked at the City and County Building, and he regularly swept the mayor’s office […]

  • Firefighters battle early-morning fire in Ken Caryl Ranch

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire in Ken Caryl Ranch kept West Metro firefighters busy early Saturday morning and captured the attention of residents. The fire burned in steep terrain on the hogback north of West Ken Caryl Avenue and west of C-470 starting about 1:30 a.m. in southwest metro Denver. It was challenging for firefighters in the dark. It burned about three acres and it never threatened any structures. West Metro Fire said people might see smoke from the […]

  • Accused DUI driver flees from traffic stop, crashes at Lakeside Amusement Park

    DENVER — A single-vehicle crash at Lakeside Amusement Park late Friday night was the result of an accused DUI driver who fled from a traffic stop, the Lakewood Police Department said Saturday. A part of the amusement park facing Sheridan Boulevard was damaged in the crash. A news release said a Lakewood officer tried to stop the driver of a black Acura who was driving recklessly at West Colfax Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. But the driver fled. […]

  • Wildfire south of Idaho Springs 100 percent contained

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters responded to a wildland fire on the mountain just across Interstate 70 to the south of Idaho Springs on Friday afternoon. By Saturday afternoon, they declared the Santa Fe Fire to be 100 percent contained. The first calls came to the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office dispatch about 2:15 p.m. The sheriff’s office did not know the size of the fire, but there was plenty of smoke visible. It was described as being under control […]

  • Moose runs down ski run at Breckenridge with snowboarders

    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Snowboarder Cheri Luther and her friend Amy Loofa were making a run at Breckenridge on Friday morning when a galloping moose joined them. The wild encounter happened quickly and Luther was able to make sure she stayed safely out of the animal’s way while shooting video at the same time. “I turned around to make sure [Loofa] was still behind me, but instead I saw a moose trekking down the front side of the mountain,” Luther wrote […]

  • Increased DUI enforcement underway in Colorado

    DENVER — Increased DUI enforcement is underway statewide because of St. Patrick’s Day. Law enforcement agencies intend to keep everyone safe from impaired drivers. The Colorado State Patrol along with police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Colorado Department of Transportation will target impaired drivers for the next 10 days. The special enforcement period lasts through March 20. The Denver Police Department had a message and a video for everyone to consume alcohol responsibly and plan ahead for a safe ride […]

  • Denver motorcycle officer involved in crash on Speer near Elitch Gardens

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department said a motorcycle officer was involved in a crash with another vehicle at Speer Boulevard and Elitch Circle on Friday afternoon. The officer was taken to Denver Health Medical Center with what appeared to be nonlife-threatening injuries. Speer Boulevard reopened to traffic about 4:30 p.m. once the investigation was completed. There was no information about the condition of the occupants in the other vehicle.

  • Bustang adds second run between Denver, Glenwood Springs

    DENVER — Bustang will add another round trip between Denver and Glenwood Springs starting next week. The Colorado Department of Transportation will offer the additional run along the Interstate 70 corridor Wednesday through April 16. It will cover the increased ridership expected during spring break. The new run will leave the South Glenwood Station (27th Street and Glen Avenue) at 7:30 a.m. It will arrive at Union Station in downtown Denver at 11:10 a.m. The new second westbound run will […]

  • Fast-moving fire destroys house near Horsetooth Reservoir

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A house caught fire near Horsetooth Reservoir in Larimer County on Wednesday evening, the Poudre Fire Authority said. The home in the 3400 block of Continental Circle was reduced to rubble and it appeared flames spread to nearby brush. There was no one home when the fire broke out about 5 p.m. First responders went door to door asking neighbors to evacuate and 48 emergency notifications were sent out, fire officials said. Crews had difficulty fighting […]

  • Zipper the service dog in training gets ready for his mission

    DENVER — Zipper, our service dog in training who we’ll be following for the next couple of years, visited FOX31 on Wednesday night. The chocolate Lab puppy was with his handler, Erin Conley from Freedom Service Dogs of America. He’s on a very important mission. Viewers got to see Zipper live on FOX31 News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows for the first time. During the duo’s visit, Conley shared information on how people can donate to Freedom Service Dogs […]

  • 2 children found safe after Wheat Ridge Amber Alert issued

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A girl and boy were found safe after an Amber Alert was issued in Wheat Ridge on Wednesday evening. The Wheat Ridge Police Department said the children’s biological mother, 39-year-old Norma Jean Ortiz, took them. The children’s foster mom called 911 to report they had been taken. Police said Ortiz took the children from Lutheran Medical Center. The children, a 6-year-old and a 10-year-old, were found safe in Morgan County in northeastern Colorado. #AmberAlert Update Colo […]

  • 911 service restored after nationwide AT&T Wireless outage

    DENVER — AT&T Wireless customers who called 911 were having trouble getting their calls to go through Wednesday night during a nationwide outage, the Denver Police Department said. The problem only affected AT&T Wireless customers and the company said the problem was resolved around 8:15 p.m. Issue has been resolved that affected some calls to 911 from wireless customers. We apologize to those who were affected. — AT&T (@ATT) March 9, 2017 Denver police provided instructions about how to send […]