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  • Veterinarians warn dog owners to keep pets leashed in rattlesnake areas

    DENVER — Summer in Colorado means rattlesnakes can be found living in the mountains near hiking areas you might bring your dog. Veterinarians tell FOX31 it’s important to know how dog owners should treat snake bites when they happen and how you can protect your dog from getting bit. The VCA Animal Hospital in Denver has already treated dogs for rattlesnake bites and it’s only May. “These snakes are here in Colorado, they are Colorado residents. They live here too!” […]

  • Westminster family still dealing with broken fence, uprooted tree stump after a heavy windstorm

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Almost a month after a windstorm ripped up trees and debris throughout the metro-area, a family in Westminster is still waiting for damage to be fixed. A large tree fell through their fence nearly hitting the mother and son. The family contacted the FOX31 Problem Solvers to get answers. “She called me and she was in tears,” said Doug Ratcliffe, resident. Doug’s wife Jennifer and their 2-year-old son narrowly escaped death when a huge tree came crashing […]

  • Northglenn homeowner frustrated over inexplicable water damage inside her house

    NORTHGLENN, Colo. — After years of dealing with inexplicable water damage inside a home in Northglenn, a family contacted the Problem Solvers to get answers. The Lindstrom family tells us no one has been able to figure out why it’s happening, until today. They say every time it rains from the West, their baseboards and parts of the floor get soaked. After dealing with the problem for 8 years with no fix, today they are one step closer to resolve. […]

  • Friends of Parker plane crash victim speak out: ‘He will be missed by everyone’

    PARKER, Colo. — Those closest to the pilot killed in Friday night’s plane crash are sharing memories of his life. Dr. Robert Marquis lived in Mesa County with his wife and worked as a veterinarian at the Tiara Rado Animal Hospital that he opened in Grand Junction. Flying was a passion for him as well as volunteering with the Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team. Todd Holmes, the president of the team and a long-time friend of Marquis, told […]

  • Local Korean-Americans react to meeting of Korean leaders

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — As President Trump has now finalized a meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore next month, local Korean-Americans are hopeful this could be a potential breakthrough toward denuclearization. One Korean-American who lives in Colorado says he hopes this will finally open the gates between the North and South. Christopher Yi, now proud owner of Elite Marshal Arts in Broomfield, immigrated to Colorado in 1988 from South Korea. “I see many conflict, even [in] the […]

  • Colorado geologist shares details of recent visit to Kilauea volcano before eruption

    DENVER– Scientists are now saying there is no end in sight as lava continues to flow after Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on Friday. Residents have evacuated and lava has destroyed at least 35 structures in its path. We wanted to learn more about how volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island erupt and exactly what is happening to the Earth right now. A local geologist and his wife actually visited the volcano last summer and photographed lava flowing down the ocean and […]

  • Colorado high school sports seeing decline in referees

    DENVER– Colorado high school sports are all lacking one thing right now: referees. The steady decline in referees could affect student athletes and their already busy schedules if things don’t change. The decline is happening in all sports across the board and Colorado High School Activities Association officials consider it an epidemic across the nation. The decline in Colorado has been slowly happening over the last five years. Right now, CHSAA officials are trying to pinpoint the reason why the […]

  • Denver police prepared for busy Cinco de Mayo weekend

    DENVER– Two big events in Denver this weekend will bring thousands to downtown to celebrate. Cinco de Mayo celebrations along with the Denver Kentucky Derby party at the Colorado Convention Center will cause major traffic backups in the city. The Denver Police Department will also be cracking down on drivers along Federal Boulevard. The Denver “Derby Days” viewing party will bring an estimated 5,000 people to the convention center. The charity event has partnered with Lyft and will provide a […]

  • Man learns Colorado grocery store cashier is elementary school teacher, leaves her $100 tip

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A Colorado teacher busy working her third job was brought to tears by the kindness of a stranger. Amanda Garner works as a cashier at a Lakewood grocery store two days a week trying to make ends meet. She’s also a full-time elementary school teacher. Garner said she spent the first half of the day last week rallying at the state Capitol for better pay for educators. Later that day she began her third job as a […]

  • Boulder residents peacefully protest Syrian attack

    BOULDER, Colo. — Friday’s airstrikes on three Syria targets has Coloradans responding. About a dozen Boulder residents stood on a busy street corner Saturday morning peacefully protesting the strikes by the U.S. in response to a chemical attack on Syrian citizens. Most of the protesters were part of the organization, Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. Their goal is to advocate for a peaceful resolution between the U.S. and Syria. “I say, what we need is democracy at home, peace […]

  • Puppy stolen from Centennial pet store, owner offering reward for dog

    CENTENNIAL– A pet store in Centennial is offering a $500 cash reward for one of their puppies that was stolen from the store on Wednesday. Perfect Pets employees believe the woman who stole the dog is seen on their security footage stuffing the dog into her purse. Perfect Pets is no stranger to theft, this has been the seventh time a dog has been taken from the store. “You don’t think that something that would be so much fun and […]

  • Parker residents upset over not being notified of prairie dog extermination

    PARKER, Colo. — Residents in Stonegate Village in Parker were upset to learn their homeowners association dollars were spent on exterminating prairie dogs near their homes. One resident said they learned about the fumigation process after the damage had been done. Board members of the Stonegate Village Metropolitan District fumigated 600 colonies after some residents complained they roamed too close to homes. “They are in open space where there’s not going to be any development. They weren’t bothering anyone and […]

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