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  • Wildfire caused by illegal campfire contained in Staunton State Park

    PINE JUNCTION, Colo. — A small wildfire caused by an illegal campfire was contained after burning about half an acre Saturday afternoon. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said officials were notified about the fire shortly after 2 p.m Saturday. The fire started at an illegal campsite in Staunton State Park, which is about 45 minutes southwest of Denver by car. Firefighters from Elk Creek Fire Protection District responded and were able to completely contain the wildfire by 7 p.m. Saturday. An […]

  • 3 critically injured in LoDo shooting

    DENVER — Three people were critically injured in a shooting near 15th Street and Market Street in Lower Downtown Denver early Sunday morning, the Denver Police Department said. Police said three people — two men and one woman — were taken to a hospital. Two of the victims have injuries that are not life threatening, police said. Market Street was closed between 15th and 16th streets, but it reopened about 1:20 p.m. Witnesses say they heard dozens of shots just […]

  • Man dies from ‘medical event’ during technical Telluride climb

    TELLURIDE, Colo. — A Grand Junction man died while climbing a technical route in Telluride Saturday, the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office said. The 74-year-old man was climbing the Via Ferrata with his step-daughter. The route includes a system of iron rungs and steel cables attached to the side of Telluride’s box canyon. Climbers use the system to horizontally traverse the face of the canyon while 400 above the terrain below. The sheriff’s office said the climbers had just completed the […]

  • 2 ‘ill equipped’ hikers, dog rescued from Indian Peaks Wilderness

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Two hikers and their dog were rescued from the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area in Boulder County Sunday morning. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said dispatchers received a call round 5:30 p.m. Saturday from two male hikers with a satellite phone. The pair was attempting to summit Navajo Peak and got on the wrong trail. “Rescue personnel from Indian Peaks Fire District, Rocky Mountain Rescue, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services and Flight for Life responded to […]

  • Boulder police release sketch of sexual assault suspect

    BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Police Department released a composite sketch Saturday of a sexual assault suspect from an incident that happened early Friday morning. BPD says around 4:30 a.m. Friday, a female awoke to a man in her bed. “The victim woke up to a man in her bed that was attempting to have sex with her,” police said in a statement Friday. “That scares me. My heart is pounding,” one CU student said. The incident happened on the […]

  • Jail inmate who live streams to Facebook from inside cell talks to FOX31

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — An inmate at the Jefferson County jail live streamed to Facebook with a smartphone from inside his cell, county authorities confirmed Friday. The jail, officially called the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Detention Services Division facility, is in Golden. The inmate who posted the video is Joseph Chavez, who officials said is in the jail out of Sterling because he has a court date in Jefferson County on Monday. Video streamed to Facebook Live Thursday night appears […]

  • Loveland woman faked medical conditions to steal, defraud $120k, authorities say

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A Loveland woman has been arrested and charged after she pretended to suffer from medical conditions so she could steal from and defraud people out of more than $120,000, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Kristin Ashley Eagle, 45, is charged with one count each of theft, charitable fraud, unauthorized use of a financial transaction device and forgery. She is charged with two counts of identity theft. Eagle was arrested Friday. The sheriff’s office said […]

  • Man arrested, charged with trespassing following security incident at CU Boulder

    BOULDER, Colo. — A man has been arrested and charged with trespassing following a security incident at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU Boulder police said they arrested Jack Cameron Taft, 21, on campus shortly after 12 p.m. Friday. Taft will be charged with trespassing in conjunction with a security incident at Farrand Hall early Friday morning. Officials had issued a campus-wide alert regarding a “serious threat” on campus. A University of Colorado Boulder Police Department spokesman said there were […]

  • Air Force Academy announces criminal hazing charges

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two U.S. Air Force Academy cadets face charges stemming from a hazing incident involving the school’s swim team. The Gazette reports that the criminal charges announced by the academy Thursday are without precedent in the academy’s 64-year history because previous hazing cases have been handled through the school’s administrative discipline process. The two seniors are accused of obstruction of justice and dereliction of duty and are two of 11 swimmers suspended from the team in February amid an […]

  • Arapahoe County sheriff warns of fake parking tickets

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities in Arapahoe County are asking people to be wary of fake parking tickets after a driver received one in Centennial. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said someone notified law enforcement after receiving a parking ticket that had several inconsistencies. The ticket was placed on a vehicle in a private lot in the 12000 block of East Arapahoe Road, near Peoria Street. While the parking lot is in Centennial, the fraudulent ticket says it was issued […]

  • Silver Creek Fire growth prompts pre-evacuation notices

    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire burning for nearly two months has grown quickly, forcing officials to issue pre-evacuation notices to some people who live nearby. The Silver Creek Fire pre-evacuation order is in effect for Old Park, Gore Lakes, Lake Agnes, Rabbit Ears Village, Bear Mountain Ranch and Latigo Ranch. Old Park residents were forced to leave their homes in mid-August because of the fire. As of noon Friday, the fire had burned 6,870 acres. It is burning west […]

  • Student apprehended at Mountain Range High School in Westminster; officer injured during arrest

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A student was arrested at Mountain Range High School on Thursday, the Westminster Police Department said. School resource officers were informed a student might have a weapon on campus. Officers contacted the juvenile male student about 11:15 a.m., police said. The student did not cooperate with officers and began to fight with them, police said. Officers eventually took the student into custody. He was allegedly noncompliant during the ordeal. One officer suffered serious but nonlife-threatening injuries while […]