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west­min­ster» A 16year-old boy died when a driver hit him as he stood in the me­dian at 112th Av­enue and Fed­eral Boule­vard on Satur­day, police said.

The driver side-swiped a ve­hi­cle in the 10300 block of Fed­eral be­fore run­ning into the boy, who was killed in­stantly, police said.

The driver re­mained at the scene and was taken to a hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries.

Police don’t be­lieve drugs or al­co­hol were in­volved in the crash.

Charges have not been de­ter­mined.

Fire de­stroys fam­ily home

B bai­ley» A fire in Bai­ley early Sun­day gut­ted a home, but no res­i­dents were in­jured. The Elk Creek Fire Depart­ment and the Platte Canyon Fire Pro­tec­tion Dis­trict re­sponded to the fire, which broke out at 572 Holmes Gulch Road at 5:30 a.m., ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

“The house was fully in­volved, and fire­fight­ers made an at­tack on the fire from the ex­te­rior,” the news re­lease said. “All of the res­i­dents of the home had evac­u­ated safely, and there were no in­juries.”

Fire­fight­ers and the res­i­dents have not ac­counted for all of the pets.

The home is a to­tal loss.

Man hit, killed by train

B fort collins» Police are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter a train hit and killed a pedes­trian near the Spring Creek Trail on Sun­day.

Police re­sponded to a call re­port­ing that some­one had been struck at 2:34 a.m., police said.

Of­fi­cers found the body of a 42-year-old Fort Collins man on the west side of Creek­side Park.

Ves­tas is se­cond in the U.S. in pro­duc­ing wind tur­bines, pro­vid­ing wind en­ergy B

wind­sor» Ves­tas Wind Sys­tems, a Den­mark-based wind tur­bine man­u­fac­turer with roots in Weld County, is se­cond in the na­tion amid wind man­u­fac­tur­ers, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. En­ergy In­for­ma­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The fed­eral agency, which col­lects and an­a­lyzes en­ergy in­for­ma­tion, re­cently be­gan col­lect­ing data on wind tur­bine man­u­fac­tur­ers and tur­bine mod­els for its an­nual elec­tric gen­er­a­tor re­port. The agency com­piled a list of the top wind pro­duc­ers in the coun­try last week, show­ing Bos­ton-based Gen­eral Elec­tric, Ves­tas and the Ger­man com­pany Siemens as the high­est­pro­duc­ing wind man­u­fac­tur­ers by the end of 2015.

The three man­u­fac­tur­ers ac­counted for 76 per­cent of in­stalled wind gen­er­at­ing ca­pac­ity in the U.S. in 2015, the EIA stated, and more than 92 per­cent of newly in­stalled wind tur­bines in 2015.

In Colorado, Ves­tas has plants in Wind­sor, Brighton and Pue­blo.

Man gets 26 years in fa­tal stab­bing B

colorado springs» A 34-year-old for­mer Army sergeant was sen­tenced to 26 years in prison for fa­tally stab­bing an­other man with whom he had ar­ranged to have an anony­mous sex­ual en­counter.

Fer­nando Rosales was sen­tenced Fri­day af­ter be­ing found guilty of se­cond-de­gree mur­der in the Au­gust 2015 death of 30year-old Sean Cres­cen­tini in Colorado Springs.

Pros­e­cu­tors al­leged Cres­cen­tini went to Rosales’ apart­ment, the en­counter quickly went bad and Rosales grabbed a butcher knife from his kitchen and stabbed Cres­cen­tini in the ab­domen.

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