TODAY: Snow for Foothills, parole system review, flooded highways to reopen
1. Foothills could see first snow of season
Friday got off to a foggy start across the Front Range, and things could get even foggier in the Foothills, with snow expected to be falling around 7000 feet Friday night. Highs aren’t expected to creep much above 60 degree across the whole state, with a frost advisory in effect for Greeley, Castle Rock and Limon Friday morning.
2. CDOT estimates reopening dates for flood-damaged highways
The Colorado Department of Transportation released Thursday a list of flood-damaged highways and their estimated reopening dates. Some are set to reopen within a few days, while others aren’t expected to reopen until December — at the earlier.
3. Police searching for burglary crew in Capitol Hill neighborhood
Members of the “2 Tight Crew” burglary gang are apt to chat with residents so that they look like they belong in the building. Police say it’s a front to gain access to apartment buildings in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, where they target common areas and garages, stealing electronics, bikes tools and even cars.
4. Judge upholds firing of officers involved in 2009 Denver Diner beating
A pair of Denver officers who were fired after beating and pepper spraying a group of women outside the Denver Diner will not be rejoining the force any time soon, after a judge ruled their firings were justified this week.
5. Police arrest Denver armed robbery suspects after lengthy chase
Denver Police were able to track down and arrest three men accused of armed robbery at a store near the intersection of 6th Avenue and Corona Street Friday morning. The chase, which began in east Denver, ended in west Denver around 8:30 a.m.
6. Parole rules under review after murder of Tom Clements
Evan Ebel murdered the head of the state Department of Corrections after mistakenly being released from prison four years early. In addition to killing Clements, Ebel killed a Denver man and wounded a Texas sheriff’s deputy before dying in a shootout. A new audit of Colorado’s parole system shows the problems with the Ebel case are system-wide.
7. Plans to dig up famous pet cemetery at Estes Park’s Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel was badly damaged in recent flooding in Estes Park, but its reported plan to dig up its infamous pet cemetery, one that inspired Stephen King’s horror novel “The Shining,” is apparently unrelated. The historic hotel said it will be moving the pet cemetary to make room for a new event space as part of a plan that has angered local residents.
8. Broncos to open Ring of Fame plaza outside Sports Authority Field
The Broncos will unveil their new Ring of Fame plaza on Friday, featuring 24 pillars made of steel honoring some of the team’s greatest players. Each pillar will be adorned with a bronze likeness of each individual’s face. They’ll be dedicated at a 6 p.m. event that is open to the public.
9. Government shutdown: Federal furloughs coming within 24 hours
Barring a sudden turn in stalemated budget talks, federal workers will begin to get verbal furlough notices in the next 24 to 36 hours, according to a top union official briefed by the White House budget office late on Thursday.
10. Six arrested for staging massive party at former NFL player’s home
Six people face charges including theft and trespassing in the aftermath of a wild party over the Labor Day weekend at a former NFL player’s second home. Brian Holloway, a former offensive tackle for the New England Patriots, was in Florida during the holiday weekend when his son told him he was receiving tweets about a party at their home in New York.AlertMe