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  • Arrest made in deadly hit-and-run in Fountain

    FOUNTAIN, Colo. — A 41-year-old man has been arrested for leaving the scene of a deadly accident, the Fountain Police Department said Tuesday. Richard Bitters, 41, is being held in the El Paso County Jail on $10,000 bond. On Saturday, Mario Michael Wells was struck by a vehicle near South Highway 85 and Fontaine Boulevard. Wells died at a hospital on Sunday morning, police said. Bitters was arrested after a citizen tip helped investigators identify him as a suspect. Anyone […]

  • 3 Colorado cities listed as best large places to live in U.S.

    DENVER — Personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on the best large cities to live in the U.S. Denver took the No. 9 spot, while Colorado Springs ranked No. 5. Aurora also made the list, checking in at No. 17. WalletHub’s analysts evaluated the 62 largest U.S. cities in terms of 50 key metrics. The data set ranges from quality of public school system to job opportunities to median annual property taxes. The livability was ranked from 1 for best to […]

  • Partially decomposed body found near Eagle

    EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — A partially decomposed body was discovered in a ravine near Eagle, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said. The body was discovered Sunday night near the Burger King off the Interstate 70 interchange, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators are working to identify the person and determine a cause of death. Foul play has not been ruled out. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007.

  • Toll rate adjustments proposed for U.S. 36, I-25

    DENVER — The operator of the U.S. 36 and Interstate 25 Express Toll lanes has proposed raising rates by an average of 15 to 35 cents. At the same time, tolls in some locations could drop from 10 to 60 cents. The maximum price for a morning trip from Boulder to Denver would go down 40 cents. The maximum price for an afternoon trip from Denver to Boulder would go up 75 cents. Action will be taken on the proposed […]

  • Man wanted for killing homeless man in Thornton arrested in Phoenix

    PHOENIX — A homicide suspect wanted in connection to the death of a homeless man has been arrested in Arizona, the Thornton Police Department said. Brandon Sugg, 23, was arrested in Phoenix on Wednesday and is awaiting an extradition hearing. Police identified Sugg as the assailant in the death of 47-year-old, Brian McGreevy on May 25. Detectives say both men were homeless. Police found McGreevy’s body behind the Sunrise Village Shopping Center on Washington Street with obvious signs of trauma. Police […]

  • Mount Evans Highway opens to summit

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — It’s a sign of summer after Colorado Department of Transportation crews cleared Mount Evans Highway and opened to the summit. Thousands of people visit Mount Evans every year. The road takes visitors to an altitude of more than 14,000 feet. The U.S. Forest Service oversees the Mount Evans Recreation Area, which sees more than 150,000 visitors each summer. Three developed sites are located along the corridor. Two are in the National Forest, Mount Goliath Natural Area and […]

  • Food Bank of the Rockies gets pet food donation

    DENVER — Food Bank of the Rockies will receive a pet food donation of more than 250,000 meals on Thursday from PetSmart’s Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program. For every bag of pet food purchased from PetSmart until Dec. 31, it will donate a meal to a pet in need. PetSmart Charities teamed with Feeding America to distribute the pet food to local pets in need in the Denver metro area who are with their families served by local […]

  • Denver Animal Shelter Offers Additional Vaccination Clinics Throughout June

    As the number of rabid skunk cases found in Denver and across the metro area continues to increase, Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) is offering additional clinics throughout June to help ensure pets are protected. Rabies is a viral infection that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. If contracted, it is almost always fatal. Most Colorado rabies cases are found in skunks and bats but rabies can also affect other wildlife, pets and livestock. The additional vaccination clinics […]

  • Man dies after falling into Boulder ditch

    BOULDER, Colo. — Witnesses are being sought after a man fell into a ditch and later died, the Boulder Police Department said Monday. The man fell into the ditch near 1731 15th St. about 10:40 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, a bystander was performing CPR on an unconscious male who was not breathing. The man was taken to Boulder Community Hospital where he later died. The man, who has not been identified, suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Investigators are working to […]

  • Credit card skimmers found at 2 Aurora locations

    AURORA, Colo. — Two skimmer devices have been at two locations in the past week, the Aurora Police Department said. The first skimmer was found in an ATM inside a Corner Store at 15303 E. Quincy Ave. on Saturday. It appears it was placed there sometime between 9 a.m. on May 5 and 3:44 p.m. on May 6. A second skimmer device was found in a gas pump at the 7-Eleven store at at 3200 N. Chambers Road. Skimmers are devices that […]

  • Cherry Creek South Drive improvements mean delays

    DENVER — Denver Public Works is making improvements along the Cherry Creek South Drive corridor from west of South Steele Street through the East Alameda Avenue intersection. The project is expected to continue through mid-November. The city said it will enhance safety for all modes of travel with improved access to the Cherry Creek trail, and intersection upgrades at Alameda Avenue and Steele Street. The work will require traffic on westbound Cherry Creek South Drive between University Boulevard and Alameda […]

  • Man jumps from Royal Gorge Bridge

    CANON CITY, Colo. — A man was seen jumping off the Royal Gorge Bridge on Friday night, KRDO reported. Staff at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park called the Canon City Police Department just before 6 p.m., saying a man had jumped off the west side of the bridge. With the help of Fremont County Search and Rescue, the body was recovered. The victim’s name hasn’t been released, pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.