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2 years 3 weeks ago

Concerns of co-sleeping

In Weld County Colorado the coroner says they've had three infants die so far in 2012 while sleeping in beds with adults. At least one child in El Paso County has died that way this year as well according to the Sheriff's office. At Memorial Hospital, nurses say...

2 years 3 months ago

Colorado murder suspect arrested in Arizona

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a man wanted in connection with a homicide in Colorado has been arrested in southern Arizona. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say 35-year-old Consuelo Zavala was selected for additional questioning Tuesday when he attempted to enter Arizona through a pedestrian lane at...

3 years 3 months ago

Colo. communities, schools getting $54M

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says more than $54 million in revenue from state severance tax collections and federal mineral leases will be distributed to Colorado communities and school districts this year, up from $37 million last year. Colorado Department of Local Affairs Executive Director Reeves Brown said...

3 years 4 months ago

Energy exploration sparks debate

An oil boom is underway in our state but the drilling methods to reach it have many landowners concerned. The massive Niobrara oil shale deposit covers an area that begins near Colorado Springs and stretches north into Wyoming. It's buried 2 miles below the ground level and about a mile...

3 years 4 months ago

Pigeon causes power outage in Greeley

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A pigeon that flew into a Greeley power line left thousands without power and even put lights on the blink at the Weld County Fair. The pigeon collision happened Friday morning when three power lines were damaged after the bird flew into a power line....

3 years 5 months ago

Body found in Weld County

LOCHBUIE, Colo. (AP) - Investigators on horseback have combed a Weld County area where a body was found Saturday. Investigators say 30-year-old Armando Mata-Magellanes of Commerce City was found dead near train tracks along Interstate 76 between Lochbuie and Hudson. He'd been shot, and his body was spotted by...

4 years 3 months ago

1st West Nile death in Colorado this year

Weld County health officials say a 79-year-old woman has died from the West Nile Virus. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday that it is Colorado's first death related to the virus this year. Health officials say the Weld County woman developed symptoms from...

4 years 4 months ago

Weld County bans new medical pot operations

The Weld County commissioners are saying "no" to any new medical marijuana operations or dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county. The commissioners voted 5-0 Monday against allowing the cultivation, distribution or sale of medical marijuana. The exception is primary caregivers or patients who were licensed by the state...

4 years 5 months ago

West Nile confirmed in Weld County

The first case of West Nile virus in Colorado this year has been confirmed by the Colorado Department of Health in Weld County. Health officials advise people to take precautions against mosquitoes, which carry the virus. Tips include wearing insect repellent and staying indoors at dusk and dawn when...

4 years 6 months ago

Poudre River floods roads in Weld County

Flooding is still being reported in northern Colorado. The National Weather Service said Monday that flooding from the Poudre River has closed some roads and low lying areas from southern Windsor to northern Greeley. The river has reached 9.12 feet in Greeley, just above flood stage. A flood...

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