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  • Thornton man seriously injured by lightning strike in Rocky Mountain National Park

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — A Thornton man was seriously injured as a result of a lightning strike on Saturday in Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said. The man, 31, was hiking below treeline between Dream Lake and Lake Haiyaha when the strike happened. It’s not known if he was directly struck by lightning. Other hikers found the man suffering from numerous serious injuries along trail and called park rangers. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue found the […]

  • Suspect in custody following barricade situation at Federal and 20th

    DENVER — Federal Boulevard was shut down in both directions for about one hour Tuesday afternoon because of a wanted person who was barricaded in a building, the Denver Police Department said. Several officers responded to the 2000 block of Federal Boulevard, at West 20th Avenue. Several could be seen with weapons drawn. Police said the suspect had a restraining order and was not supposed to be at the address. Police were called just before noon and the SWAT team […]

  • Man killed in semitruck rollover crash in Weld County identified

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A man who was killed after a semitruck rolled over and landed in a creek in Weld County on Saturday has been identified. The Weld County Coroner’s Office said 26-year-old Armando Munoz of Thornton died in the crash on Interstate 25 at mile marker 241 near Firestone about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Munoz was driving southbound on the interstate when a right front tire blew out, causing the truck to go onto the right shoulder where it […]

  • Second man in Lakewood park stabbings dies

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A second man who was taken to a hospital in one of two stabbings in a park last week has died, the Lakewood Police Department said Monday. Just after midnight on Thursday, officers were called to Belmar Park on a report of a man being stabbed near the Lakewood Heritage Center at 801 S. Yarrow St. Two men were in the park when another man approached and stabbed one of them several times before fleeing on foot, police […]

  • Summer scorcher: Denver hits 99 degrees, breaking 33-year-old record high

    DENVER — The 33-year-old record high temperature in Denver was broken on Monday, the National Weather Service said. The temperature reached 99 degrees at 1:37 p.m. at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city. That broke the previous record high of 97 degrees set in 1986, when the recording station was at Stapleton International Airport. The high temperature fell just short of setting the latest 100-degree day in Denver on record. The current latest 100-degree reading remains […]

  • 165-acre Indian Run Fire burning southwest of Hayden in Routt County

    ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters are battling a 165-acre wildfire burning on Bureau of Land Management and private land southwest of Hayden, the Routt County Office of Emergency Management said Monday. The Indian Run Fire was first reported about 5 p.m. Saturday about 16 miles southwest of Hayden and about 3 miles south of Pagoda in the southwest part of the county. The fire initially was reported to be 8 acres. But hot, dry and windy weather on Sunday caused […]

  • Grand Junction man killed after driving off Red Mountain Pass

    OURAY COUNTY, Colo. — A 22-year-old Grand Junction man was killed after he drove off Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass in southwest Colorado, the Durango Herald reports. The Colorado State Patrol told the newspaper the man died late Saturday night. The man, identified as Alberto Martinez, was driving a 2003 Dodge pickup truck north on Highway 550 about 11 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a turn near mile marker 81 and went off the right side of the […]

  • Firefighters subdue suspected arsonist inside Longmont business

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Firefighters responding to a fire alarm on Saturday night subdued a man inside the building after finding him still setting fires, the Longmont Police Department said. Firefighters were dispatched to Budget Home Supply at 780 Boston Ave. about 11:30 p.m. After find heavy smoke inside, firefighters went into the building and found multiple fire starts. While extinguishing the fires, a suspect, later identified as 54-year-old Michael Schrodt, was found inside and was subdued by firefighters, who took […]

  • One wounded in shooting outside King Soopers in southwest Denver

    DENVER — One person was wounded in a shooting outside of a King Soopers store on Sunday afternoon, the Denver Police Department said. The shooting happened at South Clay Street and West Evans Avenue, two blocks east of South Federal Boulevard, in southwest Denver. One person was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Police did not release any suspect information. What led to the shooting is under investigation.

  • Elderly couple injured after rolling Jeep 450 down steep terrain near Telluride

    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Several people helped rescue an elderly couple after they rolled a Jeep 450 feet down steep terrain near Telluride on Saturday, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said. The Montrose couple, both 72, rolled the Jeep off Tomboy Road near Royer Gulch on their way to Telluride. A multi-agency technical rope rescue was required to get to the couple. More than 35 people, including bystanders, helped in the nearly five-hour rescue. The couple, who were not identified, […]

  • Aggressive driving leads to fatal crash in Brighton

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday night that was caused, in part, by aggressive driving, the Brighton Police Department said. The crash happened about 8 p.m. on northbound Highway 85 near East 124th Avenue. Police said one of the drivers died from their injuries. The name, age and gender of the person who died were not released. It’s not known if there were any other injures. The highway was shut down for several […]

  • Armed burglary suspect in Lakewood not found after long search

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — An armed burglary suspect was not found Saturday after a long search, the Lakewood Police Department said. Just after 10 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle near West Sixth Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. When officers arrived a man fled on foot into the neighborhood. A second man and a woman were detained. Reverse emergency notification calls were sent to residents, a shelter-in-place order was issued and Wadsworth Boulevard was shut down. The man was not found […]

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