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... more »
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... more »
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Fort Collins police arrested two men accused of refusing to leave their home during a three-hour standoff with a SWAT Team.
Fort Collins police Sgt. Jon Holsten says SWAT officers used gas to force the men from the home Sunday morning. Police say they... more »
FORT COLLINS (AP)-The Fort Collins police chief is retiring after 14 years in the position, a move that took some colleagues by surprise.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Thursday that Dennis Harrison's decision came after meetings with City Manager Darin Atteberry.
Atteberry declined to say whether he ordered... more »
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... more »
Five Colorado cities have made the list of Best Small Cities to Live in America, as determined by CNN/Money Magazine. The number from Southern Colorado: Zip!
Fort Collins had the top ranking from the Centennial State, coming in at #6. The rankings are based on several criteria including quality... more »
As sheriff's investigators in Colorado continue their probe of last week's alleged balloon hoax, the Federal Aviation Administration has opened its own investigation. A spokesman says the probe began either Friday or yesterday, but he didn't know how long it would take. He says the FAA investigates civil allegations, rather... more »
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... more »