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2 years 4 months ago

Boulder County considering biotech crops

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County commissioners are set to decide whether to allow genetically modified crops on open space land. The public had a chance to comment earlier this month, and commissioners are scheduled to make a decision at a meeting Tuesday. A debate over genetically modified...

2 years 9 months ago

Thunderstorms spur concerns of flooding

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Predictions of thunderstorms for Boulder County have emergency officials on alert for possible flooding where a wildfire last year left mountainsides west of Boulder bare of trees and bushes. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for parts of Colorado's Front Range, including...

2 years 9 months ago

Fire danger douses holiday fireworks, campfires

DENVER (AP) - National forests and counties along Colorado's Front Range and eastern plains are banning outside fires and fireworks as hot, dry weather keeps the fire danger high. The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning signaling high fire danger for much of southern Colorado, including Las...

2 years 10 months ago

Horse ban lifted at Mesa, Boulder fairgrounds

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Some Colorado counties are lifting temporary horse bans at county facilities prompted by an outbreak of equine herpes virus. The Mesa County Fairgrounds said Friday it will lift its horse ban next week. That will allow next weekend's horse events including team roping and...

3 years 1 week ago

Boulder County braces for flooding after fire

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County is bracing for increased flood danger west of Boulder where hillsides have been stripped bare of vegetation by September's wildfire. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that about 90 responders from 15 agencies practiced for a variety of emergencies during drills Saturday. September's wildfire...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Fiery glider crash leave one dead in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado officials say one person has died after a fiery glider crash in Boulder County, leaving a debris field covering an estimated 300 square yards. Witnesses say the glider struck power lines and burst into flames around 5:15 p.m. yesterday. Sheriff's Cmdr. Rick Brough (broff) says...

3 years 3 months ago

Pine beetles attack more trees in Boulder Co.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Tree-killing beetles are spreading east from Colorado's lodgepole pines to ponderosa pine forests in Boulder County and other areas along the Front Range. The U.S. Forest Service tells the Daily Camera that pine beetles attacked 36,000 acres of trees in Boulder County last year, up...

3 years 7 months ago

High winds forecast for Boulder fire area

It's the last thing fire managers in Boulder County want to hear--wind gusts in the range of 50-miles an-hour are forecast for the foothills around Boulder this evening. The Fourmile Canyon Wildfire exploded from a spark into an inferno that leveled more than 100 homes in conditions similar to...

3 years 7 months ago

Boulder dogs coming to Colorado Springs

The Boulder County Humane Society is taking-in dogs that have been displaced by the Fourmile Canyon Fire. To make room for the displaced dogs, 20 dogs available for adoption are being sent to the Pikes Peak Humane Society. The local humane society already had 60 dogs available for adoption--that's...

3 years 7 months ago

Wildfire evacuation checklist

The devastating Fourmile Canyon Wildfire in Boulder County has many residents in fire-prone area on edge, and thinking about how to protect themselves. The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association has offered a list of what to take along if you are evacuated ahead of a wildfire. This is a...

3 years 7 months ago

8 missing in Boulder County wildfire

Eight people believed to have been in the path of a Boulder County wildfire Monday are still not accounted for, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Deputies are following-up with relatives and doing welfare checks, seeking information on the missing. Originally, 20 people were reported missing, but the...

3 years 7 months ago

92 structures destroyed in Boulder County fire

The nightly briefing on the Fourmile Canyon Fire burning west of Boulder has finished. The fire that started Monday morning has burned 7,100 acres with that number likely to increase by the morning. Ninety-two structures are destroyed and eight damaged. Two hot shot crews are making containment lines. The...

3 years 8 months ago

Coroner's office investigating skier's death

The Boulder County coroner's office is investigating the death of a 40-year-old male skier found dead in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park. The coroner's office has identified the skier as Lacy Elliot Meadows of Broomfield. An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday. Rangers found his body Sunday after a...

3 years 9 months ago

Goat milk causes Colorado illnesses

State health officials say tests show that raw goat milk from a Longmont dairy is responsible for sickening 30 people, including two children who are in the hospital. Health officials said Thursday that samples of unpasteurized milk from the Billy Goat Dairy tested positive for the strains of campylobacter...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado town bans medical marijuana shops

The Boulder County town of Superior is the first in Colorado to ban medical marijuana shops after a state law last week allowed such actions. Superior town council members voted 6-0 Monday to ban dispensaries. Other towns, including Vail, are moving quickly toward banning marijuana dispensaries. Gov. Bill...

3 years 11 months ago

CSU student dies from alcohol, drug overdose

Authorities say the son of Boulder's first prosecutor to work on the JonBenet Ramsey case has died of an alcohol and drug overdose at a Fort Collins college party. The Larimer County Coroner's office says 20-year-old John Hunter Hauck's roommates found his body at their off-campus home Monday afternoon....

4 years 5 months ago

Boulder authorities identify 1954 Jane Doe

Authorities have identified the remains of a woman whose mysterious death in 1954 generated headlines across Colorado and new interest in 2004 when efforts were revived to find out who she was. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said Wednesday that the woman has been identified as 18-year-old Dorothy Gay Howard,...

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