An original member of the Channel 2 morning news team, Greg Nieto has been with Channel 2 and FOX31 since 2000! He currently reports on weeknights.
Born in Denver, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nieto has developed strong ties over the past 17 years, with organizations like M.D.A., M.A.D.D., Denver Dumb Friends League, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Colorado.
A life-long Broncos fan, he enjoys going to the games, volunteering or trying out a new craft brewery.
He is excited to see all the changes at 5280 and looks forward to hearing what stories make your heart sing!
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Colo. — Video released by Mountain View police show three people burglarizing a liquor store. It happened early Tuesday morning at Mountain View Liquors near West 43rd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. Video shows the suspects ramming a truck through the front doors of the shop before going inside. Police say one of the suspects in the video had a gun. “There was an employee in there and could have been killed,” said Mountain View Police Chief Steve Davis. […]
DENVER — For a handful of counties on the Western Slope, the gray wolf is facing an uphill battle. At least six rural communities have now approved a resolution opposing wolf reintroduction. A measure is currently on the November ballot to reintroduce wolves in Colorado. At the Defenders of Wildlife offices in downtown Denver, staffers recently returned from a trip to Moffat County, where a pack of wolves was recently spotted. They say while the news is promising, the species […]
LAKESIDE, Colo. — A good Samaritan helped police apprehend a suspected shoplifter in Lakeside on Tuesday. Both Lakeside and Mountain View officers were called to the Walmart near West 44th Avenue and North Harlan Street on a shoplifting call. There were two suspects. One was quickly apprehended. The other suspect ran back into the store. Officers say they gave a loud verbal warning and followed. A male shopper then suddenly grabbed the suspect. “He just wrapped himself around the guy,” […]
Note: Some may find the video below disturbing. LAKESIDE, Colo. — A man was sentenced Wednesday for leaving his dog in a hot car while it was parked in Lakeside last summer. Aaron Marlow, 24, was sentenced to time served (he had already spent 86 days in jail) and one year of probation. He is also forbidden from owning another pet. On Aug. 6, 2019, Lakeside police responded to a report of animal cruelty at a Walmart at 5957 W. […]
DENVER — A local jeweler is helping the families of law enforcement officers. Four years ago, Nicole Theisen started creating the jewelry, called Nikki Jo Jewelry Design. As the daughter of a police officer, she decided to donate part of the proceeds to the MC1 Foundation, a statewide charity that helps law enforcement families with needs like wheelchairs and funeral services. Greg Nieto reports in the video above.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The way Sarah Price sees it: she was in the “right lane, at the right time.” And, because she did the right thing, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has awarded her a “Token of Appreciation.” Late Monday Night, Price spotted an electronic billboard with information about a missing woman. Seconds later, Price realized she was behind that woman: Natalie Meyer. Meyer is a former Colorado Secretary of State. Price called 911. Soon, Jefferson County authorities caught […]
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Wheat Ridge police are currently investigating a break-in that occurred on Christmas Eve at the “Angels with Paws” thrift shop. The thief made off with $500 from a cash register and donation jar. The investigation is ongoing.
PARKER, Colo. — A Parker couple lost two dogs in a coyote attack on Dec. 1. Mardee and David Brosh live in a subdivision that backs up to open space and a gulch. David let the two West Highland White Terriers into their fenced backyard for about five minutes. When David went to let the dogs back inside, they were both gone. “We’re fairly confident (coyotes) had one of our dogs by the mouth and they took off and ran,” […]
LITTLETON, Colo. — A Great Dane is a big part of the reason Littleton resident Mark Cashin is alive today. On Nov. 20, Cashin began feeling sharp pains in his stomach and decided to lay down. “As soon as I laid down, the pain got worse,” Cashin recalled. Bubbles, his 18-month-old Great Dane, kept Cashin alert. “He kept licking my face, barking at me,” Cashin said. “I couldn’t stand up,” Cashin said. Unable to stand, Cashin crawled to his cellphone […]
“Tiki” is one tough pooch. The 15-year-old poodle was attacked by a coyote, Tuesday night, in Centennial, according to her family. “It was so fast,” says Owner, Coco Justino. “The coyote jumped in, zoomed in and grabbed her.” Thankfully, the Coyote let go. Tiki is expected to survive. Justino says Tiki also was attacked by a coyote 4 years ago. A veterinarian with VCA Animal Hospital, in Highlands Ranch, says they have seen injuries from one or two coyote attacks […]
DENVER — A rock slide forced the closure of Interstate 70 in the mountains west of Denver Friday. The eastbound lanes reopened shortly before 3:30 p.m. The westbound lanes reopened about 5:40 p.m. The slide occurred at mile marker 248 near Beaver Brook. Westbound travelers between Beaver Brook and Dumont were turned around to head east, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. U.S. Highway 6 westbound was also closed at I-70 due to the slide, according to CDOT. The closure […]
LITTLETON, Colo. — The Humane Society of the South Platte Valley gave its sheltered dogs and cats a Thanksgiving feast on Thursday. The gesture has become an annual tradition for the shelter located near South Santa Fe Drive and West Chenango Avenue in Littleton. “It’s very uplifting for the dogs,” said volunteer Sheri Mounteer. “Just to know that on a holiday that they have something, you know, people there that love them and care about them. And they get a […]