Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, April 25, 2014.
1. CSP ratchets up patrols
The Colorado State Patrol will conduct “saturation” patrols this weekend throughout the state, looking for speeding, drunk and distracted drivers. All troopers are on duty for the crackdown.
2. Edible marijuana may be key to Kirk’s defense
Richard Kirk, who shot his wife to death in their home last week, ate marijuana products hours before the shooting and that could be a key part of his defense, legal experts say.
3. Report says 6 percent of Colorado bridges ‘structurally deficient’
A report by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association says 536 bridges in Colorado — 6 percent of the state’s total — are structurally compromised and 902 bridges are functionally obsolete.
4. Skier seriously hurt after tumbling at least 1,000 feet
A skier on Wilson Peak outside of Telluride had to be rescued after falling at least 1,000 feet. He was seriously injured and airlifted to Grand Junction for treatment.
5. Avalanche falters; series tied 2-2
The Avalanche lost again at Minnesota, falling 2-1 as the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series is tied 2-2. Game 5 is Saturday night at Pepsi Center.
6. No fans at Broncos training camp
Because of construction at the team’s Dove Valley headquarters, the Broncos will not allow fans at training camp practices this summer. Instead, three free practices will be held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
7. Warm weather, but storm approaching for weekend
It will be warm along the Front Range on Friday and Saturday, but a cold front will move in Saturday night and there’s a chance for rain and possibly snow on Sunday.
8. Portion of Boulder Creek to reopen
Boulder Creek will reopen at noon Friday from Boulder Falls to Broadway as public safety officials believe it will be safe for kayakers, swimmers and tubers while the creek undergoes restoration.
9. Bodies found in sunken ferry
Divers searching the wreck of the sunken South Korean ferry are finding cabins overfilled with people, but they are encountering major obstacles in recovering bodies, South Korean officials said Friday.
10. Clouded leopard newborns wow Denver Zoo visitors
There’s quite a buzz at the Denver Zoo these days because of a pair of newborn clouded leopards that are now on display for the public to see.