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7 months 1 week ago

Suspected mail thief arrested

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man accused of stealing checks and credit cards from the mail in rural areas around Fort Collins and using them in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. The Larimer County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that 47-year-old Harry Edwin Jenkins Jr. of...

1 year 2 months ago

Fort Collins firefighter injured

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an apartment fire that left a Fort Collins firefighter with minor injuries. Poudre Fire Authority spokesman Patrick Love says a ceiling collapsed during a three-alarm apartment fire on Sunday. Love said Monday the firefighter was injured as...

1 year 11 months ago

Mudslide problems for Larimer County

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - More rain in an area that burned in the High Park wildfire in Larimer County has led to at least two mudslides. One slide left about 50 yards of debris and rushing water on Colorado Highway 14, leaving that part of the road impassable Thursday...

2 years 4 weeks ago

Fort Collins mega-party cancelled

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The owners of an apartment complex that held a megaparty that got out of control last August have canceled their annual back-to-school festival. The Aug. 27 party advertised on Facebook as the biggest pool party of the year resulted in multiple arrests. Ten people were...

2 years 3 months ago

Crews from Nebraska aid with fire

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Army National Guard has sent a helicopter and crew to help fight wildfires in Colorado. Nebraska Guard officials say they deployed a UH-60 Black Hawk and four-member crew from the 1-376th Aviation Battalion. They've been sent to the Fort Collins, Colo., area. The helicopter...

2 years 3 months ago

CO wildfire update

LAPORTE, Colo. (AP) - Federal firefighters are on their way to help battle a wildfire west of Fort Collins that has forced hundreds of evacuations and destroyed at least 18 structures. The U.S. Forest Service says a federal team will take over management of the fire on Monday. The Colorado...

2 years 5 months ago

Man returns to crime scene to fess up

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Police say a man walked up to officers investigating an attempted robbery and told them he was the culprit. Authorities say 32-year-old Joshua Denny Johnson surrendered to Fort Collins police at a Walgreens store on Wednesday. Police tell the Fort Collins Coloradoan a man with...

2 years 8 months ago

Man stabbed in Fort Collins hotel

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Larimer County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say is suspected of stabbing another man at a Fort Collins hotel. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that 38-year-old Scott O'Neill faces a charge of first-degree assault and is being held at the Larimer County jail. The...

2 years 9 months ago

Fort Collins tree trimmer dies

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters say a tree trimmer working in Fort Collins has died. Patrick Love of Poudre Fire Authority says rescuers found the man unconscious Tuesday afternoon in a tree, suspended from a safety harness about 40 feet off the ground. A branch may have hit...

4 years 2 months ago

Pot debate in the City of Pueblo

17 dispensaries filed paperwork with Pueblo County Thursday, the deadline set by the state, for dispensaires to get approval from local governments to operate legally. It's a growing business in the county, but dispensaries still aren't allowed in city limits. Earlier this week the only openly operating medical marijuana...

4 years 2 months ago

Containing the Pueblo plague

The Pueblo City County Health Department has started work to contain the plague, which has hit the southwestern part of pueblo. Workers began placing insecticide dust in each prairie dog burrow on the southwest side of town, near Galbreth Rd. and highway 78 Tuesday. A prairie dog from the...

4 years 2 months ago

Meningitis shots recommended for young people

The Colorado Department of Public Health is recommending vaccinations for meningitis after an outbreak of this deadly disease in Fort Collins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices routinely recommends meningococcal vaccine for all people at their 11- or 12-year-old checkup. The committee recommends...

4 years 4 months ago

485 mile fundraising effort

Every year, 5th graders from Pueblo City Schools head to the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah, they get to hike and learn about ecosystems. The park is now facing the challenge of keeping funding going for such programs so the park's founder, Dave Van Manen, is embarking on...

4 years 5 months ago

Pueblo Fish Hatchery getting national attention

Its Walleye spawning season and biologists and employees with the Division of Wildlife in Pueblo have been working overtime for almost a month to produce Walleye. Something different this year though, they are getting national attention for their efforts. A national TV network, the World Fishing Network, featured the...

4 years 5 months ago

Allergy season is here

It's that time of year, allergy season; maybe you're dealing with watery eyes and a runny nose. The tree pollen count is especially high right now and doctors say they are seeing more patients, "Patients are calling with sneezing, itching, nasal congestion and itchy eyes. They're miserable," says asthma and...

4 years 7 months ago

Gun lobby opposes CSU weapon ban

A Colorado gun lobby is threatening legal action against the Colorado State University System for its proposal to ban weapons from its Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses. The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group says university officials have not shown that banning guns on campuses would improve public safety and...

4 years 11 months ago

Larimer County Sheriff: "This is a hoax"

Larimer County Sheriff has announced that the "balloon boy" saga is a hoax. "It has been determined that this is a hoax." Sheriff Jim Alderden told reporters Sunday, "On the bizarre meter this rates a 10." Sheriff Alderden explains that the Heene's staged the hoax as a publicity stunt with...

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