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1 year 7 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 5 months ago

Mother Nature doesn't get them down

181 homes have been lost so far in the High Park fire burning in northern Colorado. One evacuated couple is waiting for word on their home which was just built, after another wildfire destroyed their previous home in the same area less than 2 years ago. Woody and...

2 years 5 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...

3 years 1 month ago

Larimer County inmates found sharpening shanks

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say five Larimer County inmates could face sanctions or criminal charges after surveillance video showed them sharpening pieces of metal from a gymnasium clock into shanks or acting as lookouts for those who did. Sheriff's officials said Wednesday all five are now in a...

3 years 3 months ago

Greeley man dies while riding jet boat

BERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) - A 32-year-old man has died while riding a jet boat on Carter Lake. A witness tells Larimer County deputies the man fell off a jet boat he was operating with two passengers on Tuesday. After struggling to re-board the vessel, the man lost consciousness. ...

3 years 6 months ago

Larimer County inmate found dead

DENVER (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 31-year-old inmate in the Larimer County Jail. The Larimer County Sheriff's Department says the prisoner was found unresponsive in a restroom Wednesday afternoon after saying he felt ill while working in the jail kitchen. The Denver Post reports that he...

4 years 1 day ago

Baby's death prompts new caseworker policy

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - The death of a newborn baby in Loveland has prompted a changed policy for Larimer County child caseworkers. The (Loveland) Reporter-Herald reports that January's death of baby Summer Moon Hawk has prompted a new policy that when a parent misses an appointment with caseworkers, an employee...

4 years 1 month 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 month ago

3rd Larimer County meningitis patient dies

A 52-year-old Larimer County man who contracted meningitis during a pick-up hockey game has died. The Coloradoan in Fort Collins reports that Bill Jubert of Bellvue died Monday after a series of strokes. Joy Jubert says her husband had recently been diagnosed with vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels....

4 years 2 months ago

Prosecutors seek more information on Loveland fire

Larimer County prosecutors say they need more information before deciding whether to file criminal charges against two people suspected of accidentally starting a wildfire that destroyed two homes in the foothills west of Loveland. Sheriff's investigators presented their evidence to the district attorney's office last week. They say...

4 years 5 months ago

2 Colorado cold case murders solved

Larimer County authorities announced the resolution of two murder cases from 1982 and the arrest of one suspect. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said Monday that 46-year-old David Hehn of Fort Collins was arrested Monday on the charge of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the 1982 murder of a...

4 years 7 months ago

Rodeo bull runs loose in Larimer County

Larimer County authorities chased and tranquilized a rodeo bull that had been running loose for five hours. Sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella says the bull escaped Friday morning from a pasture northeast of Loveland and wandered several miles to southeast Fort Collins. An automated phone notification system warned area residents to...

4 years 8 months ago

Balloon boy dad now on home detention

Sheriff's officials say the Colorado man who pleaded guilty to falsely influencing the sheriff by saying his son had floated off in a huge balloon is completing his sentence at home. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said Wednesday that Richard Heene finished his time in jail and with...

5 years 1 week ago

Balloon Boy parents to plead guilty

The Fort Collins parents in last month's notorious "balloon boy" case will plead guilty to offenses for creating a hoax that their son had flown away in a large balloon. Richard and Mayumi Heene are to plead Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Sheriff's blog recounts balloonacy

Some suggested fishing hooks. Others, skydivers. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden says spectators sent him plenty of real-time suggestions last week on how to capture the large helium balloon that a Fort Collins couple said was carrying their 6-year-old son, Falcon Heene. The boy was found at home. In his...

5 years 1 month ago

Larimer County Sheriff: "This is a hoax"

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...

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