Police officers and personnel with major metro fire departments are accustomed to unusual calls. But we're guessing there's no amount of experience that would help them prepare for the scene that greeted them last night. According to the Aurora Police Department, a local man suffering from what a ... More >>
Update: As we noted in our original coverage below, a large number of rescue professionals and volunteers fanned out over the Button Rock Dam/Ralph Price Reservoir area in search of Reese Graba, a 23-year-old Longmont resident who'd been missing since Friday. At the end of their efforts yesterday, ... More >>
Yesterday we told you about HB 1114, the THC DUI bill, which is headed to the floor of the House, where it could come up for approval as early as this week before being sent off to the Senate. While that and the pending legislation surrounding Amendment 64 are hot topics, a few lesser-known marijua ... More >>
Colorado is not facing any danger from Hurricane Sandy, but the effects of the storm can still be felt here, with the Obama and Romney camps canceling scheduled rallies. Today, we decided to check in with a local expert on natural disasters who also has a perspective on potential political ramificat ... More >>
The Lower North Fork Fire has already resulted in two fatalities and remains uncontained at this writing -- and the conditions that have fueled it are clearly not lost on officials in other communities. Below, see information about newly announced fire bans in Boulder and Golden, as well as a releas ... More >>
Fake terrorists will attack the Denver metro area tomorrow in what will be the largest emergency response exercise these parts have ever seen. Called Operation Mountain Guardian -- or OMG, for short -- it will include imaginary disasters at four locations: Park Meadows Mall, Smedley Elementa ... More >>
Times-CallAs fire protection chief for Hygiene, William Nelson is called upon to ensure the safety and well-being of people in his community. But on Saturday night, at least one local allegedly needed protection from him. Nelson, 57, has been arrested on a potpourri of charges, including imp ... More >>
Videos below.Given how wet our Marches tend to be, we don't expect conditions dry enough to create fire danger -- but there's concern aplenty in Lefthand Canyon, where a blaze has consumed approximately 622 acres and caused evacuations of 223 homes. At this point, with the flames 80 percent c ... More >>
This week in food kicks off with a Fat Tuesday bang and continues with plenty of food and drink to coax you out of your Lenten sacrifices. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Lunchtime Emergency Unit looks like typical search and rescue vehicle. Camouflaged as an emergency response vehicle, the gourmet food truck pictured above is able to move and park freely throughout the city without being hassled by Denver code enforcement officers. With rolling panels pulled ... More >>
Photo by Boyd FletcherDome fire near Boulder.Update: City of Boulder officials have announced that the evacuation order for many residents put in place due to the Dome fire will be lifted at 10 a.m. today -- a very good sign.
Noodles & Company fundraiser benefits Boulder area fire departmentsThe Fourmile Canyon fire inspired Boulder's restaurant community to rally in support of those affected by the blaze, feeding firefighters and evacuated homeowners for free and throwing impromptu benefits to support organizatio ... More >>
Robert John Burns Jr. had some inside dope about firefighters."That Fireman Who Wants Your Drugs May Not Be a Fireman," published back in February, noted that drugs had been stolen from ambulances at two Westminster fire stations, along with uniforms. Similar burglaries were reported at anoth ... More >>
A Flickr photo.On tap this week: everything from classes on seasonal soups and breads to a pie contest to the wrap-up of 151 Days of Tequila to Easter brunches galore. Here's a taste of this town's culinary offerings: Monday, March 29: Interstate Kitchen & Bar, 901 West 10th Avenue, is off ... More >>
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery's locations across the country are holding their annual fundraiser this week to raise money for fire departments and related charities. Although the Louisville-based chain typically allows each of its restaurants to brew their own beers, all of them used the ... More >>
Robert "Bobby" Grau. On Wednesday, the Englewood Police Department revealed that a body had been found in an alley near the intersection of East Oxford Avenue and South Lincoln Street, an area captured in a graphic embedded after the jump (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger M ... More >>
View Larger Map This just in from the Englewood Police Department: An investigation is ongoing into the death of a man found in an alley near the intersection of East Oxford Avenue and South Lincoln Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View La ... More >>
Talk about a change in bedside manner. In a presentation to members of City Council Wednesday, hospital administrators from Denver Health publicly acknowledged for the first time that their ambulance response times are not meeting national standards. The admissions, however subtle, came as the t ... More >>
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