16-YEAR-OLD STRUCK, KILLED IN MEDIAN
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.