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A 25-year-old Northglenn woman rid­ing on the back of an all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle died when the ATV went off a road Sun­day near the Horse Shoe Camp­ground. A 16-yearold girl was driv­ing the ATV when it ran off County Road 34, said Lt. Dan Mayer of the Grand County Sher­iff’s Of­fice. Both were thrown from the ve­hi­cle. The woman died at the scene. Her iden­ti­fi­ca­tion is be­ing held pend­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tion of next of kin, Mayer said. The teen had mi­nor in­juries, Mayer said.

Man shoots son dur­ing what he de­scribes as a home break-in. SEDALIA»

A Sedalia man faces a charge of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der af­ter al­legedly shoot­ing his son Satur­day night, the Dou­glas County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said Sun­day. Frank Leo Huner Jr., called Dou­glas County dis­patch say­ing he had fa­tally shot an in­truder break­ing into his home in the 3400 block of Elk Canyon Court. Dur­ing the call, Huner iden­ti­fied the in­truder as his adult son.

Fire sparks in rugged ter­rain near Kremm­ling.

A new wild­fire sprung to life Sun­day af­ter­noon in rugged, moun­tain­ous ter­rain near Kremm­ling.

The Gut­zler fire, as of­fi­cials have named it, is about 14 miles south­west of Kremm­ling and 9 miles east of the ham­let of State Bridge. The fire is burn­ing on U.S. For­est Ser­vice land in the moun­tains to the west of Green Moun­tain Reser­voir.

Ac­cord­ing to a Twit­ter post from the For­est Ser­vice, the fire is about 200 acres. There are no re­ports of struc­tures threat­ened.

The Rocky Moun­tain Area Co­or­di­na­tion Cen­ter, which helps fire agen­cies work to­gether, re­ported on Twit­ter that two heavy air tankers, four sin­gle-engine air­tankers and a team of smoke jumpers were or­dered to at­tack the fire.

A sec­ond fire — the Mill Creek Fire, which started Satur­day in Routt County — also con­tin­ues to oc­cupy fire­fight­ers’ at­ten­tion. The fire is about 13 miles north­east of Hayden. A heli­copter was re­quested to help fight the fire Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to the Routt County Of­fice of Emer­gency Man­age­ment.

The Mill Creek Fire is about 140 acres and is zero per­cent con­tained, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional In­ter­a­gency Co­or­di­na­tion Cen­ter’s morn­ing fire re­port.

Gor­such ex­pected at July Fourth pa­rade. NIWOT»

The most re­cent ad­di­tion to the U.S. Supreme Court — Jus­tice Neil Gor­such — is ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate in Niwot’s Fourth of July pa­rade Tues­day.

“A few months ago, we, the board at Niwot Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion, wrote a let­ter to the Gor­such fam­ily and in­vited them to at­tend,” said NCA Vice Pres­i­dent David Lim­bach. “We are glad they ac­cepted.”

Lim­bach said Jus­tice Gor­such is ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate along with his wife and daugh­ter.

Gor­such, who was formerly on the U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals in Den­ver, was sworn in to the Supreme Court on April 10. He has since placed his nearly 6,000-square-foot Boul­der County home, which is close to Niwot, on the mar­ket for $1.675 million.

“Re­al­iz­ing that he is ba­si­cally a neigh­bor of ours, what bet­ter way to (cel­e­brate the Fourth of July) than to have a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of one of our three branches of govern­ment,” Lim­bach said.

He added that he doesn’t want Gor­such’s ap­pear­ance to de­tract from this year’s grand mar­shal, Riki Frea, who has per­formed a great deal of com­mu­nity ser­vice in Niwot, par­tic­u­larly with schools.

“She’s done a lot for the com­mu­nity,” he said. “She is the fo­cus of our pa­rade.”

Aside from fea­tur­ing the ap­pear­ance of a sit­ting Supreme Court jus­tice, Lim­bach added that the pa­rade is great com­mu­nity event in Niwot. “Every­one gets out and sees each other face to face and cel­e­brates our coun­try’s birth­day,” he said.

Four peo­ple die af­ter ve­hi­cle hits two mo­tor­cy­cles. OGALLALA, NEB.»

Four peo­ple from Iowa died dur­ing the week­end af­ter a ve­hi­cle crossed the cen­ter line of a western Ne­braska high­way and struck their mo­tor­cy­cles.

The Ne­braska State Pa­trol is try­ing to de­ter­mine what caused the crash on U.S. 26 south of Lake McConaughy around 9:30 a.m. Satur­day.

The four who died were rid­ing on two mo­tor­cy­cles. The driver of the other ve­hi­cle was taken to a Colorado hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

Fifty-four-year-old Sheila Ma­theny and 61-yearold James Ma­theny, from Bed­ford, Iowa, were on one mo­tor­cy­cle. The other rid­ers were 58-year-old Michal Weese and 59-yearold Jerolyn Weese from Coun­cil Bluffs, Iowa.

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