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1 year 1 month ago

Hundreds bear arms in Westcliffe parade

CUSTER COUNTY - The Fourth of July Parade in the town of Westcliffe looked like many Independence Day celebrations with floats, horse riding groups and fire trucks. However, what set this parade apart were all of the guns. There were moms with guns, dads with guns and even kids with...

1 year 4 months ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Teen girl missing, rescued in Fremont County

Runaway cases are filed every day, some more serious than others. Sunday, deputies in Fremont County felt one runaway case required pulling out multiple resources to search for a missing teen girl. It was a worrisome situation early Sunday morning in Fremont County. Cynthia, a 14-year-old girl staying with...

3 years 2 months ago

Duckett Fire now 30% contained

Fire crews seem to be gaining the upper hand on the Duckett Fire, which is burning in Fremont & Custer counties near Westcliffe. The fire remains at 4,348 acres and is now 30% contained. Evacuations remain in effect for the Eagle Peak Subdivision, Rainbo Trail Lutheran Camp, Brush Creek Subdivision,...

3 years 4 months ago

Fire grows near Wetmore

A fire burning southwest of Wetmore in Custer county has grown to 25 acres. It started earlier this week after a lightning strike on National Forest Service land. The fire is burning about five miles southwest of Wetmore to the north side of Highway 96. There is no estimate...

3 years 5 months ago

9 year old boy shoots himself in the head

The Custer County Sheriff says a 9 year old boy, who died from a gunshot wound to the head yesterday, shot himself intentionally. An autopsy was performed on the child's body this morning. The originally thought the death was accidental but the Sheriff says the boy, Cory Schlabach, shot himself...

3 years 5 months ago

9 year old found dead

The Custer County Sheriff confirms a 9 year old boy died Monday afternoon from a gunshot wound to the head. It happened in east Silver Cliff about a 1/2 mile out of town. The boy was flown to St. Mary Corwin after family members found him in their basement....

4 years 4 months ago

Information sought in murder of Florence woman

Police are looking for clues surrounding the mysterious death of a Florence woman, who was found dismembered at a campground in the next county. Canon City Police still have more questions than answers, partly because the 44-year old woman didn't have many friends. An autopsy showed Rebecca Magallanes' body was...

4 years 11 months ago

Several lightning fires burning

Several small lightning caused fires are still burning in Custer and Fremont counties. Fire crews are monitoring all of the fires and letting them run its natural course. The biggest fire is the Johnson Gulch fire located about 9 miles southwest of Wetmore in Custer County. That fire is...

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