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  • Elk Fire in Larimer County 80% contained; some mandatory evacuations lifted

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Some mandatory evacuations for the Elk Fire near Red Feather Lakes were lifted Thursday, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said. The fire, which started as a prescribed burn that grew out of control on Wednesday afternoon, was at 622 acres and 80% containment as of 6 p.m. Thursday. The prescribed burn was at 472 acres and the wildfire was at 150 acres. Voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders from Glacier View Gate 12 eastward to Gate 1 […]

  • Would-be car thieves thwarted in Arvada after being confused by push-button ignition

    ARVADA, Colo. — Two men who tried to steal a car from a woman at gunpoint failed because they did not know how to start the push-button ignition, the Arvada Police Department said. Just after 11 p.m. Monday, police responded to the 6700 block of Dover Street on a report of an armed robbery. The woman told police that she pulled into her driveway and was gathering her belonging when the two men approached her. One of the men pointed […]

  • Suspect in custody for attack on security officer at Aurora King Soopers

    AURORA, Colo. — A suspect has been in arrested in connection to an attack on a security officer at a King Soopers store that was captured on surveillance video, the Aurora Police Department said Wednesday. Xavier Cardona, 21, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, aggravated robbery, felony menacing and theft. Employees of a business recognized the suspect after police released new photos on Wednesday morning. The employees called in the tip and Cardona was arrested at an unknown […]

  • Woman wounded in Boulder shooting; suspect in custody

    BOULDER, Colo. — A woman was wounded in a shooting on Wednesday afternoon, the Boulder Police Department said. The shooting happened at Black Lab Sports (3550 Frontier Ave.) about 2:25 p.m., police said. A 36-year-old woman was shot by a man in his mid-40s who had a handgun. The woman was taken to Boulder Community Health with nonlife-threatening injuries. The man was taken into custody at the scene, police said. Police said the man and woman knew each other. There […]

  • Denver sets largest October temperature swings on record

    DENVER — The largest one- and two-day temperature swings in October were recorded in Denver on Wednesday and Thursday. After reaching 83 degrees just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, the temperature plunged to a record-low 13 degrees just before midnight Thursday — a 70-degree swing. It ties for the second-largest temperature drop over two days in Denver recorded weather history that dates to 1872 — and the largest in October. The largest two-day temperature change in Denver is 76 degrees on […]

  • I-25 reopens between Monument and Castle Rock after crashes cleared

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A 20-mile stretch of Interstate 25 was closed through the South Gap in Douglas County because of several crashes and winter driving conditions on Thursday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said. The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed at County Line Road in Monument and southbound lanes were closed at Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock. The Colorado State Patrol said Highway 83 is an alternate route, but it advised drivers to avoid driving because […]

  • Teen suspect in Sheridan High School shooting surrenders

    SHERIDAN, Colo. — The suspect accused of shooting a teenager outside Sheridan High School on Tuesday night has surrendered, the Sheridan Police Department said Thursday. Police previously said the suspect was a 16-year-old who attended SOAR Academy. His name was not released. The victim, who is 15 or 16, attends John F. Kennedy High School in southwest Denver, police said. He is recovering after undergoing surgery. The victim was shot in the shoulder in the parking lot Tuesday night after a […]

  • Decker Fire near Salida continues to grow; precipitation on the way

    SALIDA, Colo. — The Decker Fire grew to more than 6,600 acres on Wednesday as more evacuation orders were lifted in Chaffee County, the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team said. The fire, which was started by lightning Sept. 8, has burned 6,667 acres and is 14% contained. It is burning 2 miles south of Salida in the  Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. A cabin on Methodist Mountain in Chaffee County has been lost as well as a structure in Fremont County. Nearly 900 […]

  • Greta Thunberg to strike with climate activists in Denver on Friday

    DENVER — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who gained international attention when she scolded world leaders at the United Nations, will be in Denver on Friday. Thunberg, who made sailed across the Atlantic in a zero-emission sailboat in August and addressed the United Nations Climate Action Summit last month, will headline a climate awareness event at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park. The 16-year-old Thunberg, who also appeared to have been mocked by President Donald Trump, will strike with the crowd […]

  • Northglenn High School student in custody after weapon found in classroom

    NORTHGLENN, Colo. — A student was found in possession of a weapon at Northglenn High School and taken into custody on Tuesday morning, officials said. In a letter to parents, principal Sharee Blunt said the school administration received a tip that someone in the school might have a weapon. The Northglenn Police Department responded and found the student in a classroom. Officers searched and found a weapon on the student. It’s not known what type of weapon was found. The […]

  • More evacuation orders for Decker Fire to be lifted

    SALIDA, Colo. — Evacuation orders for more residents affected by the Decker Fire will be canceled on Wednesday morning, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Residents of the Methodist Estates and Boot Hill subdivisions as well as others who access their homes by Chaffee County Road 108 and those who live on Chaffee County Road 101, Bear Creek will be allowed to return home at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Residents need to check in with sheriff’s office personnel starting at […]

  • Littleton man killed in New Mexico plane crash identified

    MORA COUNTY, N.M. — A Littleton man has been identified as the pilot who was killed in a New Mexico plane crash that also left a second person dead. New Mexico State Police said Tuesday that the Office of Medical Investigator identified the pilot as 29-year-old Nicholas Peterson. Authorities are still investigating to identify the passenger. Two bodies were found in the wreckage of the crash by search crews on Sept. 30 in New Mexico’s Pecos Wilderness in Mora County. The […]

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