NORTHGLENN WOMAN, 25, KILLED IN ATV ACCIDENT
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.