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long­mont» The city of Long­mont is look­ing for $130 mil­lion to help re­duce the flood­plain of the St. Vrain River af­ter the fed­eral govern­ment re­jected Colorado’s ap­pli­ca­tion for $270 mil­lion to pro­tect com­mu­ni­ties from nat­u­ral dis­as­ters, in­clud­ing parts of Colorado hit hard by wild­fires and flood­ing.

Colorado did not re­ceive any of the $1 bil­lion for projects ap­proved by the U.S. Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment.

Part of the money would have been used to im­prove In­ter­state 25 in north­ern Colorado. Home­owner kills flee­ing rob­ber. A sus­pect in a Sun­day home in­va­sion rob­bery died af­ter the home­owner shot him as he fled in a ve­hi­cle he stole at the scene, ac­cord­ing to the Jef­fer­son County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice.

A se­cond sus­pect in the at­tempted rob­bery on South Taft Court re­mained at large and was be­lieved to be driv­ing a 1990s gold Ford Mus­tang, said sher­iff’s of­fice spokes­woman Jacki Kel­ley.

The in­ci­dent be­gan about 9:05 a.m., when the two men came to the home re­spond­ing to a Craigslist ad­ver­tise­ment for mul­ti­ple items the home­owner was sell­ing. The two pro­duced a hand­gun and re­strained the owner, Kel­ley said. He es­caped and got his own gun.

One of the sus­pects was in the vic­tim’s ve­hi­cle and was in the process of steal­ing it. The home­owner fired sev­eral shots.

The wounded sus­pect was treated at the scene and trans­ported to St. An­thony Hos­pi­tal, where he was pro­nounced dead.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can call 303-271-5612 or Metro Den­ver Crime Stop­pers at 720-913-7867.

Nurse faces new charges for sex­u­ally touch­ing pa­tients B

gree­ley» The Ea­ton nurse who has been ac­cused of in­ap­pro­pri­ately touch­ing pa­tients in Fort Collins faces sim­i­lar charges in Gree­ley.

Gree­ley po­lice ar­rested Thomas Mark Moore, 43, about 6 p.m. Fri­day on a no-bond war­rant on sus­pi­cion of four counts of un­law­ful sex­ual con­tact and two counts of at­tempted sex­ual con­tact, both felonies, the Gree­ley Tribune re­ported. The ar­rest came af­ter four new vic­tims came for­ward in the Gree­ley area with ac­cu­sa­tions he had in­ap­pro­pri­ately touched them in a man­ner sim­i­lar to the al­le­ga­tions in Fort Collins, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice news re­lease is­sued Satur­day night.

Fort Collins po­lice ini­tially ar­rested Moore on Dec. 21 and ac­cused him of sex­u­ally touch­ing fe­male pa­tients at var­i­ous hospi­tals from De­cem­ber 2013 to April, ac­cord­ing to a Larimer County ar­rest af­fi­davit.

Moore has been em­ployed at North Colorado Med­i­cal Cen­ter, UCHealth Gree­ley Emer­gency Cen­ter, Poudre Val­ley Hos­pi­tal in Fort Collins and Re­gional West Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Scotts­bluff, Neb.

Steam­boat fights to keep iconic ski hill open

B steam­boat springs» Of­fi­cials in Steam­boat Springs are strug­gling to find money to make sure the his­toric How­elsen Hill ski area re­mains open, along with its iconic ski-jump­ing com­plex and train­ing ground for win­ter ath­letes.

City of­fi­cials are con­cerned about costly re­pair bills, caused by small land­slides. Rec­om­men­da­tions to raise more money in­clude a lift-ticket tax and cre­ation of a parks and recre­ation district that could levy taxes.

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