NO FEDERAL MONEY FOR DISASTER WORK
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.