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8 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 3 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 3 months ago

CSU gas emissions study won't ID polluters

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado State University study of natural gas emissions is being funded by gas pipeline companies under an agreement that will keep their emissions information secret. The Fort Collins Coloradoan (http://noconow.co/12d6c6K ) reported Monday that six companies and an industry group are paying $150,000 each...

1 year 7 months ago

Crews battling N. Colo. fire face gusty winds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Gusty winds could hinder firefighters' efforts to contain a wildfire that has scorched up to 1,000 acres in the foothills west of Fort Collins. Calm weather Saturday allowed crews to make significant progress, but the National Weather Service says Sunday could bring warmer temperatures and...

1 year 10 months ago

Students try reciting pledge in other languages

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A student club at a Fort Collins high school has recited the Pledge of Allegiance in French and Spanish over the school's public-address system and may use other languages in the future. Rocky Mountain High School principal Tom Lopez told the Fort Collins Coloradoan (http://tinyurl.com/cnzevz9...

2 years 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 4 months ago

High Park Fire now at 50 percent contained

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a wildfire that has charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado since it began 10 days ago is now 50 percent contained. Firefighters faced dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region Monday, as they toiled in hot, dry weather to battle...

2 years 4 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 4 months ago

More residents evacuated from High Park Fire

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - More than 600 firefighters and nearly 30 aircraft are continuing to fight a northern Colorado wildfire blamed for one death and damage to more than 100 structures in northern Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service says about 40 fire engines will also be helping efforts Wednesday to...

2 years 4 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 4 months ago

High Park Fire in Larimer Co. growing

The High Park Fire burning in Larimer County has grown to 14,000 acres and is at 0% containment according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. The fire began near the Paradise Park area, about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins. No word on what started the blaze. Residents...

2 years 5 months ago

CSU board OKs 9 percent in-state tuition increase

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State University's governing board has approved a 9 percent increase for in-state undergraduate tuition. The Coloradoan reports that under a budget that the board approved Wednesday, in-state undergraduates will pay $6,875 in tuition for the next academic year. Non-residents will pay $22,667. The budget...

2 years 6 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 9 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 10 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...

2 years 10 months ago

Fort Collins considering bar bus service

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Fort Collins is considering providing late-night buses for people who imbibe too much. City officials and Associated Students of Colorado State University want to run the buses Friday and Saturday from downtown to residential areas with large student populations. The Safe Ride Home program would...

2 years 10 months ago

CSU student's death tied to suspected heroin

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - An 18-year-old freshman at Colorado State University found unresponsive in his dorm room has died. The (Fort Collins) Coloradoan reports hat 18-year-old Sean William McGowan of Springs, Texas, was found unresponsive in his Summit Hall room Monday morning. He was taken to Poudre Valley...

2 years 11 months ago

Fort Collins arson suspect maintains innocence

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of starting a fire that caused $10 million in damage in downtown Fort Collins is fighting the allegation. The lawyer for Benjamin Gilmore released a statement Thursday saying that his client is "steadfastly maintaining his innocence" as the 29-year-old appeared in...

2 years 11 months ago

Fort Collins murder case reopened

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Collins police detective accused of lying in a murder trial that resulted in the conviction of an innocent man is due in court for a hearing on perjury charges. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that Lt. Jim Broderick has a hearing on...

2 years 11 months ago

Fort Collins protesters face fines

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Occupy Wall Street protesters in Fort Collins are being told to stop camping or face hefty fines. Fort Collins city code enforcers have told the owner of the protest site in the city's Old Town neighborhood that camping is prohibited on commercial property. The Coloradoan...

3 years 1 month ago

Two Colorado State players suspended after megaparty

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State linebacker James Skelton and defensive lineman Zachary Tiedgen won't play in Saturday's game against Northern Colorado following their recent arrests at an off-campus party that drew at least 2,000 people. The Denver Post reports that coach Steve Fairchild announced the suspensions Friday....

3 years 1 month ago

Fort Collins 'megaparty' overwhelms police

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Four people were arrested and at least 10 people taken away by ambulance after what police are calling a "megaparty" near Colorado State University. Between 2,000 and 4,000 people were believed to be at Saturday's back-to-school party at an off-campus apartment complex. The Coloradoan...

3 years 1 month ago

Fort Collins needs more parking for bikes

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Business owners and city officials in Fort Collins are teaming up to solve a serious parking crunch - for bicycles. The Coloradoan reports that Fort Collins' Old Town area is so crammed with bicycles that on Friday and Saturday nights, cycles are locked to pretty...

3 years 3 months ago

Man test drives car for 3 days

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Collins man has been arrested after a car dealer said the man took a Cadillac on a three-day test drive. Police say Tehron Lamar Jones-Embry borrowed a gold 2004 Cadillac Deville from Dellenbach Motors on Thursday and didn't return it until Saturday....

3 years 3 months ago

Fire in Fort Collins environmental lab

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Fire officials say they are investigating the cause of a fire that started at Fort Collins environmental laboratory over the holiday weekend. Poudre Fire Authority officials say in a release that the fire broke out early Monday and sent a column of smoke over...

3 years 5 months ago

Lying charge against cop dismissed

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A judge has dismissed the case against a Fort Collins police detective accused of lying in a murder case that ended in the conviction of an innocent man. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported that Weld District Judge James Hartman issued the ruling Monday in...

3 years 6 months ago

Snow, shifting winds slow wildfire's growth

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Snow and shifting winds have slowed a wildfire in canyon country west of Fort Collins that scorched 2,000 acres and forced the evacuation of 335 homes overnight Sunday. Larimer County sheriff's spokesman John Schulz says an air tanker dropped fire retardant near the fire...

3 years 6 months ago

CSU football assistant pleads guilty to theft

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - An assistant Colorado State football coach arrested earlier this year on suspicion of check fraud has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. The Coloradoan reports Robert Todd Stroud was ordered Friday to pay $4,305 in restitution, complete 48 hours of public service and remain a...

3 years 9 months ago

Teen cleared in death of his stepfather

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Larimer County teenager who fatally stabbed his stepfather won't face criminal charges. The killing has been determined self-defense. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that the Larimer County District Attorney's Office won't bring charges against 19-year-old Michael Rae. Rae stabbed 67-year-old Donnie Finley several...

3 years 10 months ago

Cop wants charges against him dismissed

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Collins police officer accused of lying in the investigation in a botched murder case is asking a judge to throw out the charges against him. Defense attorneys say prosecutors withheld information from the grand jury that indicted Lt. James Broderick. They argued...

4 years 3 days ago

Officials search for missing Colorado couple

The Larimer County Sheriff's office says detectives suspect foul play in the disappearance of a Fort Collins couple. Spokeswoman Eloise Campanella says sheriff's deputies conducting a welfare check at the home of Kathy Adams and her husband John Marks Jr. on Oct. 12 discovered "suspicious circumstances" that made them...

4 years 1 week ago

One year anniversary of Balloon Boy saga

It's been a year since the world watched a runaway silver balloon flying over Colorado, fearing for the little boy thought to be inside. On Oct. 15, 2009, Richard and Mayumi Heene reported that their 6-year-old son Falcon had floated away in a UFO-shaped balloon, touching off a furious...

4 years 1 month ago

Man shot on CSU campus in Fort Collins

Authorities are investigating a shooting at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. CSU says a man was shot in the arm early Wednesday morning after being approached by a teen or young man for drugs. The victim isn't a student. He drove to Broomfield after the shooting and reported...

4 years 1 month ago

Wildfire burning near Fort Collins

A 400-acre wildfire is burning across brush and grassland near the northern Colorado town of Livermore, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Collins. It was reported late Sunday morning. There was no immediate word on the cause. No damage or injuries have been reported, and no evacuations have...

4 years 3 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

Romanoff on statewide tour to win votes

U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff will be in Fort Collins and Greeley as part of his plan to visit 100 communities in the state before the Democratic August primary against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. Romanoff says he is touring the state to listen to residents' concerns. The former Colorado...

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