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Firefighters keep Colorado drought in mind as multiple fires spark Sunday

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 00:16

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) -- Multiple firefighter agencies responded to the Miner's Candle Fire on Sunday. Clear Creek County officials said the fire was estimated at about 20 acres.

“It's not a wildlands season anymore, it's becoming an ever-present wildfire situation," captain Greg Pixley with the Denver Fire Department said.

The cause of the Miner's Candle Fire still has yet to be determined, but Pixley said it's important for Coloradans to face the reality of the state's current drought.

“For Colorado to have this record-breaking drought and the dry weather it's become an issue and concern for firefighters," Pixley said.

Residents evacuated quickly due to Miner’s Candle Fire

Pixley said on Sunday the biggest risk factors firefighters faced were wind and drought. He said the upcoming summer is on the mind of those fighting on the frontlines if Colorado doesn't see moisture soon.

“When we have a significant windstorm as this cold front moved in it became apparent that firefighters across the Front Range needed to be on high alert," Pixley said.

It's important for Coloradans to keep in mind the small actions they take, that can cause disastrous wild/brush fires. Pixley said things like small campfires, cigarette butts and sparks for machinery can be detrimental.

“It's a really unique time here in Colorado," Pixley said.

West Ranch Fire burning 6 acres in Jefferson County

He said it's important if you see smoke or fire at any point or amount to call 911 right away.

“If there is a fire or emergency call 911 immediately. We can't let these small fires become big fires,” Pixley said.  

Around 5 p.m. Sunday, Clear Creek County Emergency services tweeted out that the Miner's Candle Fire is currently at 50% containment. They are expecting to give another update on Monday.

Suspect in Denver cathedral vandalism sought in Portland

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 21:38

DENVER (AP) — Police said a woman wanted for the vandalism of a Denver cathedral is believed to be in the Portland area.

The Portland Police Bureau on Sunday requested help in locating 26-year-old Madeline Ann Cramer in connection with the Oct. 10 vandalism at the Cathedral Basilica in Denver.

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Swastikas and other messages were painted on the church located near the Colorado Capitol. Police said investigators in Denver obtained information that Cramer may be in the Portland area.

Residents evacuated quickly due to Miner's Candle Fire

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 20:47

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) -- Bill Miner, his wife and their dog evacuated their home because of the Miner's Candle Fire burning near Idaho Springs on Sunday.

"EMS people knocked on our door and said we had a half-hour to get out and then he came back about five minutes later and said we had 15 minutes to get out," Miner said.

They were part of the 20 to 25 households ordered to evacuate on Sunday.

Live updates: Miner’s Candle Fire burning 20 acres near Idaho Springs, 50% contained

"So we just packed up the dog and the cell phones and the iPads and a little dog food and headed for lower ground," Miner said.

Evacuees were sent to an evacuation center at the old middle school in Idaho Springs.

"Probably miss the Broncos game," Miner said.

Like others who had to leave their homes, Miner and his wife are trying to keep their spirits up.

West Ranch Fire burning 6 acres in Jefferson County

"Yeah, we don't really know what's going to happen, we're relying on the people here at the center to kind of keep us informed," Miner said.

Miner said they thought about staying with his son in Denver. But decided against it.

"No, we'll probably end up getting a hotel someplace close," Miner said. "There isn't really much to do about anything except hang in there until word comes that we can get back into our house."

Shoplifter deploys bear spray, Greeley Walmart evacuated

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 20:26

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say a Walmart store was evacuated after a shoplifter deployed bear spray against several employees.

Officers responded to the Greeley Walmart on Sunday afternoon after receiving multiple reports about bear spray being deployed.

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Workers had tried to detain a male shoplifter but he allegedly assaulted the workers, spayed them with the bear spray and then fled in a vehicle prior to police arrival.

Emergency crews treated at least five people for exposure to bear spray, which can painfully irritate a person’s eyes, skin and lungs.

The store was evacuated as a safety precaution and was to remain closed while the residual spray was cleaned up.

Cool start to the week with 2 chances for mountain snow

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 19:54

DENVER (KDVR) -- As we dip into the upper teens, Sunday will be one of the coolest night in Denver so far this Fall.

Live updates: Miner’s Candle Fire burning 20 acres near Idaho Springs, 0% containment

Clouds linger for the start of the week with highs in the lower to middle 40s. Mountain snow is expected Monday evening through Tuesday morning, bringing 2-4 inches of snow to our mountain towns.

Another system moves in on Thursday and again brings snow to the higher elevations. Chances along the urban corridor have dropped in the last 24 hours, but we could still see a few flurries or light snow showers on Friday afternoon.

West Ranch Fire burning 6 acres in Jefferson County

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 18:12

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) -- Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, West Metro Fire, Elk Creek Fire and Indian Hills Fire are battling a 6-acre wildfire in the foothills west of Ken Caryl Valley.

West Metro said no structures are threatened at this time.

ICFPD said over 30 firefighters and 20 apparatus are working on the fire.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Officer shoots, kills suspect after crash in Westminster

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 17:32

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) -- A Westminster Police Department officer shot and killed a suspect after he drove a possibly stolen car into a ditch and fled Sunday afternoon.

WPD tweeted an officer-involved shooting in the area of 104th Avenue and Wadsworth Parkway was being investigated Sunday afternoon.

The public information officer for the WPD said calls came in about a crash on 103rd Avenue and witnesses said the driver fled the scene. When officers responded, the incident was near Standley Lake High School and there were students inside the school. An officer secured the students while the suspect was being sought.

WPD said when an officer attempted to contact the suspect, he fired at the officer, the PIO said. The officer returned fire and the suspect took off.

West Ranch Fire burning 6 acres in Jefferson County

When the officer found the suspect, he was unconscious in the bushes. Life-saving maneuvers were performed and the suspect was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, WPD said.

The shooting was in no way involved with the high school, the WPD PIO said.

WPD said the vehicle was stolen during an armed carjacking earlier in the day. Police believe there was no one else in the vehicle.

Tami Masters' yard backs up to the road where the scene played out. 

"My son was like 'what's going on across the street?' There was like 20 vehicles, police going everywhere," Masters said.

Masters said they could hear officers shouting commands down into the ditch but heard no response.

"This is a quiet, safe neighborhood. It was pretty shocking, especially having young kids," Masters said.

The officer involved was not injured, and there is no threat to the community.

WPD tweeted that 104th between Garrison and Holland will be closed for several hours while this incident is being investigated, and said to use 108th Avenue if you're in the area.

The full news conference from the WPD PIO can be viewed in the player below.

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Man who jumped from taxiing plane on flight from Colorado Springs to Phoenix jailed, ID'd

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 15:51

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who jumped out of a jetliner’s galley door to the tarmac as the plane was taxiing to a gate at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Phoenix police said 30-year-old Daniel Ramirez was booked into jail Saturday night on suspicion of two felony counts of trespassing.

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Ramirez’s family said he was in Colorado for a tiling job, but wanted to come home because he feared for his life.

They also told Phoenix TV station ABC 15 that Ramirez may be schizophrenic based on their family history.

Ramirez was a passenger on an arriving Southwest Airlines flight from Colorado Springs on Saturday morning when authorities say he opened a rear galley door, jumped out and ran to an airport fire station where he barricaded himself.

Semi-truck spills fuel on I-25 after early morning crash

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 14:37

WINDSOR, Colo. (KDVR) – Colorado State Patrol said no one was injured in an early morning semi-truck crash that spilled fuel on northbound Interstate 25.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. just north of the Windsor exit.

(photo credit: Colorado State Patrol) Evacuations ordered as wildfire burns near Idaho Springs

Colorado State Patrol had to close the right lane for an hour and then reopened it, adding that the vehicle recovery will be ongoing on the right shoulder in a closed construction area with emergency personnel on scene.

No injuries to driver and co-driver. Right lane will remain closed for clean up and recovery. https://t.co/KygUPFnDPi pic.twitter.com/nmQk5a1GRs

— CSP Larimer (@CSP_Larimer) December 5, 2021

UPDATE: All lanes of northbound I-25 are open, north of Windsor exit. Recovery of vehicle will be on going on the right shoulder in a closed construction area with emergency personnel on scene. @ColoradoDOT @windsorgov @fortcollinsgov

— CSP Larimer (@CSP_Larimer) December 5, 2021

Broncos gamble, lose to Chiefs, fall 2 back in division

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 13:43

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Broncos coach Vic Fangio declared that “field goals weren't going to beat" the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.

Neither were 20-play drives that resulted in no points.

That long march that consumed more than 11 minutes of the second quarter didn't lead to a 22-9 loss to the Chiefs by itself, but it sure didn't help matters. And Fangio's failed decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 at the Kansas City 8, rather than hit a field goal to make it a 10-6 game at halftime, left the demoralized Broncos playing catch-up the rest of the way.

Fangio's bold fourth-down call wasn't the only play the Broncos probably wanted back Sunday night.

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There was Courtland Sutton's pass route on third-and-7 that he failed to run to the first-down marker on the opening drive of the second half, and the ball that Teddy Bridgewater threw on the next drive that was picked off by Juan Thornhill.

There was the gaffe by the punt return team a few minutes later, when Caden Sterns ran into return man Diontae Spencer and the Chiefs hopped on the loose ball, and Bridgewater's pick-6 to Daniel Sorensen that put the game away.

That's not going to get it done against the two-time defending AFC champions, especially when the Chiefs are coming off a late-season bye. Andy Reid improved to 20-3 when he has a week off to prepare for an opponent.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs must have decided that field goals were in fact going to beat Denver.

Harrison Butker drilled a 56-yarder into the wind late in the first quarter, split the uprights from 45 yards out in the third, then tacked on a 26-yard chip shot to stake Kansas City to a 16-3 lead.

VFW Charity Airlift takes off to help veterans and families in need

The result was another loss to the Chiefs in what is fast becoming a lopsided series.

Kansas City has won 12 straight in the series, which means quarterback Patrick Mahomes has never lost to the Broncos in nine career starts — including the first of his career and one that ended with an injury. The Broncos dropped to 3-20 when they play at Kansas City in December dating to their days together in the AFL. And they squandered a somewhat surprising chance to take their first AFC West lead this late in the season in six full years.

Bridgewater finished with 257 yards passing with the two interceptions. Javonte Williams started in place of injured running back Melvin Gordon III and ran for 102 yards while catching Bridgewater's lone TD toss late in the fourth quarter.

Otherwise, the miscues far outpaced the highlights on another bleak Broncos trip to Arrowhead Stadium.

VFW Charity Airlift takes off to help veterans and families in need

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 13:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (KDVR) -- The Colorado Aviation Business Association and the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Precision and Aerobatics flight teams, held the 11th annual VFW Charity Airlift on Sunday.

The mission is to provide toys and nonperishable food items to veterans and their families in rural communities throughout the state. Some of the destinations include Grand Junction, Durango, Montrose/Delta, Cortez, Alamosa, Pueblo, Las Animas, Burlington, Greeley and Fort Collins.

Evacuations ordered as wildfire burns near Idaho Springs

Colorado’s Veterans of Foreign Wars organizes a collection of food and toys based on local needs and CABA coordinates airlift logistics from Centennial Airport to rural Colorado communities.

Since 2011, the airlift has resulted in the distribution of 54,000 pounds of food and toys for veterans and their families. MSU Denver Flight Team pilots donate their time and expenses to fly those supplies.

MSU Denver was recently recognized by Military Times as one of the top 30 colleges and universities nationwide for veterans, as part of its Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 ranking.

Bob Dole, Senate leader and presidential candidate, dies at 98

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 12:24

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98.

His wife, Elizabeth Dole, posted the announcement Sunday on Twitter.

Dole announced in February 2021 that he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. During his 36-year career on Capitol Hill, Dole became one of the most influential legislators and party leaders in the Senate, combining a talent for compromise with a caustic wit, which he often turned on himself but didn’t hesitate to turn on others, too.

He shaped tax policy, foreign policy, farm and nutrition programs and rights for the disabled, enshrining protections against discrimination in employment, education and public services in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Today’s accessible government offices and national parks, sidewalk ramps and the sign-language interpreters at official local events are just some of the more visible hallmarks of his legacy and that of the fellow lawmakers he rounded up for that sweeping civil rights legislation 30 years ago.

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Dole devoted his later years to the cause of wounded veterans, their fallen comrades at Arlington National Cemetery and remembrance of the fading generation of World War II vets.

Thousands of old soldiers massed on the National Mall in 2004 for what Dole, speaking at the dedication of the World War II Memorial there, called “our final reunion.” He’d been a driving force in its creation. “Our ranks have dwindled,” he said then. “Yet if we gather in the twilight it is brightened by the knowledge that we have kept faith with our comrades.”

Long gone from Kansas, Dole made his life in the capital, at the center of power and then in its shadow upon his retirement, living all the while at the storied Watergate complex. When he left politics and joined a law firm staffed by prominent Democrats, he joked that he brought his dog to work so he would have another Republican to talk to.

He tried three times to become president. The last was in 1996, when he won the Republican nomination only to see President Bill Clinton reelected. He sought his party’s presidential nomination in 1980 and 1988 and was the 1976 GOP vice presidential candidate on the losing ticket with President Gerald Ford.

Live updates: Miner's Candle Fire burning 20 acres near Idaho Springs, 50% contained

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 11:17

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) -- A wildfire burning near Idaho Springs prompted evacuation orders in the area.

According to Clear Creek Fire Authority, someone who lives off Mill Creek called at 6:18 a.m. about a fire.

Firefighters spotted flames and began to work on both a structure and possible wildland fire. Clear Creek Fire Authority said the structure, which was located in the 700 block of Miners Circle, was occupied and burned down. No injuries were reported.

West Ranch Fire burning 6 acres in Jefferson County

Another structure in the 700 block of Miners Circle also caught on fire. It was unoccupied and completely destroyed, according to fire authorities.


5:16 p.m.: Evacuation orders remain in place overnight and the fire is 50% contained. A public briefing is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, at the Idaho Springs Fire Station at 2000 Colorado Blvd.

2:25 p.m.:  Winds have subsided and the fire has laid down, according to Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling. Thirty-five wildland firefighters are working the fire that is at 0% containment.

11:40 a.m.: Fire officials say they have evacuated 20 to 25 structures so far for the Miner's Candle Fire, which has burnt 20 acres near Idaho Springs.

9:18 a.m.: Evacuations are being ordered for people in the Miners Candle, Lamartine Road, Sunny Skies Trail and Trail Creek Road areas. Authorities are going door-to-door to evacuate people and telling them to go to the Clear Creek District building at 320 Hwy. 103 in Idaho Springs.

The fire isn't on a path where there are a lot of homes, according to the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office, but the wind needs to die down before firefighters can bring in air support.

Smoke and flames are visible to travelers on Interstate 70.

SkyFOX was over the Miner's Candle Fire as winds swept up flames and smoke:


Clear Creek Fire Authority noted the fire is spreading due to high winds. The area was placed under a high wind warning in effect until 11 a.m. Gusts over 74 mph are possible.

This is a developing story. Updates will be reported as they are received.

Cold front brings cooler temperatures, wind to Denver

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 10:48

DENVER (KDVR) -- Cooler for Denver on Sunday and windy thanks to a cold front. 

A high wind warning is in effect for the foothills and mountains until 11 a.m. due to gusts over 74 mph that are possible. 

A Red Flag Warning for elevated fire danger is up for the Palmer Divide and eastern plains through mid-afternoon. 

Turning much colder for Monday with highs only in the low 40s.

Light snow starts in the mountains Monday and lasts through early Tuesday.

It now looks like only flurries or light drizzle is possible Tuesday morning for the Metro Area with that system. 

The next storm system moves in Thursday for widespread snow in the mountains through Saturday.

  There is the potential Friday for light snow in Denver and along the I-25 corridor. 

Broncos rule out ailing running back Melvin Gordon at K.C.

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 00:46

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ailing running back Melvin Gordon III was unable to practice Saturday and was ruled out for the Denver Broncos' Sunday night showdown at Kansas City with the AFC West lead on the line.

That means rookie running back Javonte Williams will get his first career start when the Broncos (6-5) face the Chiefs (7-4) with a chance to move atop the division.

Gordon, the Broncos' leading touchdown scorer, is dealing with shoulder and hip injuries that prevented him from practicing all week.

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Coach Vic Fangio said during the week that if Gordon couldn't play, Williams would get the bulk of the carries against the Chiefs with veteran running back Mike Boone also in the mix.

On Saturday, the Broncos promoted running back Damarea Crockett from their practice squad and waived wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland.

Crockett is a first-year pro from Missouri who has bounced between Denver's practice and active roster. He has appeared in eight games with the Broncos this season, totaling 130 snaps on special teams.

Gordon has five TD runs and two TD catches this season to go with 605 rushing yards and 166 receiving yards.

Williams, a second-round pick out of North Carolina, has rushed for 568 yards and two touchdowns on 117 carries with 27 receptions for 193 yards and a TD.

Williams led the nation in missed tackles last season and the 42 missed tackles he's forced his rookie year are second in the NFL to Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts.

The Broncos are trying to snap an 11-game skid against the Chiefs, who are seeking their sixth consecutive AFC West title.

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The Chiefs will be without starting cornerback Rashad Fenton and right tackle Lucas Niang against the Broncos, raising the possibility former All-Pro lineman Kyle Long could play for the first time in two years.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday that Fenton, the NFL's top-rated cornerback according to some grading services, would miss the game with a knee injury he incurred two weeks ago against Dallas. Niang has been dealing with a rib injury.

Long spent last season in retirement then returned this spring, only to fracture a bone in his knee during a workout in June.

Staying safe as omicron variant threatens holiday season

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 00:01

DENVER (KDVR) -- The omicron variant of the coronavirus is emerging as the holiday season kicks into gear, threatening to cancel plans for a second year.

Health experts have stressed now is not a time to panic, but stepping up safety measures is a good idea for those traveling or attending holiday gatherings.

Should I get tested before traveling or gathering for the holidays even if I'm vaccinated?

Dr. Carrie Horn, chief medical officer at National Jewish Health, said testing can provide an additional level of security.

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"I would say if you're going to be gathering with people who may be immune-compromised or otherwise at risk of severe illness from COVID -- it's probably worth testing just for that extra sense of security that you aren't harboring a low-grade, asymptomatic illness," said Horn.

In-home rapid tests are available but come with drawbacks and are not as reliable as a PCR test.

"If there is a chance of it being positive you need to have a PCR test done right away to confirm before attending gatherings," said Dr. Jaya Kumar, chief medical officer at Swedish Medical Center.

Should I require holiday guests be vaccinated or get tested?

Horn said she recommends everybody attending a gathering be vaccinated, but understands the conversation may shift depending on family dynamics. She said knowing your guests' vaccination status can help protect those who are high-risk.

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"It's really important to know or for them to have that sense of security that everyone at the gathering is taking health into account," Horn said.

Should I upgrade to N95 or KN95 masks while traveling during the holidays?

"The recommendation for facial covering or mask-wearing remains the same regardless of variants that are circulating," Kumar said.

According to Kumar, that means a standard facial covering should be adequate while traveling or attending functions during the holiday season.

Should I still get a booster even though it's unclear how the vaccine will stack up against omicron?

Doctors agree a booster shot can still provide some level of protection against all coronavirus variants, though the level of protection against omicron, specifically, is still being studied.

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"It is a very new variant and we don't know enough about it. Rather than panicking about it we should just focus on the original tactics and strategies we had deployed for protection against COVID-19 illness," Kumar said.

Ranger video: Wildlife captured on camera at Roxborough State Park

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 23:24

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife Ranger Tiffany McCauley posted a video Saturday of wildlife captured in its natural environment in Roxborough State Park.

Happy World Wildlife Day!

This clip includes a bobcat and her kitten, mountain lion, and a sow and her cub.

In my book, everyday is wildlife day!

Avalanche post comeback after 3 goal deficit, not enough in OT loss to Senators

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 22:40

OTTAWA, Ontario (KDVR) -- The Colorado Avalanche earned a point in the 6-5 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators Saturday night after posting a comeback in the third period.

The Avs struck first with a goal from Darren Helm less than two minutes into the game and Gabriel Landeskog tied it up 2-2 before the end of the first.

Ottawa outplayed the Avalanche in the second and took a three-goal lead before Alex Newhook closed the gap finishing the period 5-3.

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Tyson Jost and Devon Toews tied it up in the third taking the game into overtime but Brady Tkachuk scored his second goal of the night to win the game.

Jonas Johansson started in net for the Avalanche but was pulled after giving up two goals in less than two minutes in the second. Rookie goaltender Justus Annunen relieved the Avalanche between the pipes for his first game played in the National Hockey League. He stopped 17 of 19 shots in the loss.

Tim Stützle scored two and Auston Watson and Josh Norris netted one each for the Senators.

Nazem Kadri, Bowen Byram, Darcy Kuemper and Cale Makar were out with injuries.

Mild Sunday, cooler with snow possibilities this week

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 19:59

DENVER (KDVR) -- Extra clouds from Saturday will linger overnight, keeping our lows mild in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Sunshine is back to round out the weekend with highs in the upper 50s. Expect some breezy winds during the afternoon with gusts upwards of 25+ mph. around the Denver metro area.

A high wind warning has been issued for the central and northern mountains and Foothills from 11 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday with gusts of 60-80 mph possible. The National Weather Service said residents in the area should secure objects and that a few power outages may result.

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Cooler temperatures return for the workweek ahead with a few chances for mountain snow. The first system moves in later Monday and lingers through midday Tuesday with all snow west of the Front Range.

The second system that moves in on Thursday and may linger into Friday evening will, again, bring snow to the high country. However, chances are looking better to possibly see some snow and light rain in the metro area, later on Thursday and into Friday. We'll see how the models shape up in the coming days, but it's looking like we could see Denver's first official snowfall.

1 dead, 3 injured after possible robbery attempt in Adams County

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 18:41

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (KDVR) -- One man is dead, a woman and man are in critical condition and another man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound after a possible robbery attempt overnight Saturday.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired with injured parties in the 7900 block of Hollywood Street just before 2 a.m. When they arrived, they found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds and a man badly beaten in the street.

Both victims were transported to University Hospital in Aurora with life-threatening injuries.

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About an hour and a half after the incident, two men with gunshot wounds ended up at North Suburban Hospital. One man was dead and the other was treated for a gunshot to the hip.

Adams County Sheriff's Office deputies said the initial investigation appears that the man and woman found in the street left a party nearby and two men possibly tried to rob them when a struggle ensued and shots were fired.

Anyone with information is asked to contact ACSO or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.