TRIPLE DIGITS IN DENVER, BUT NO RECORD
The temperature climbed to 100 degrees Wednesday in Denver, although the scorching day fell just shy of setting a record. It was the second time this year Denver hit the century mark, according to the National Weather Service.
The record high for Denver on July 19 remains 101 degrees, set in 2005. Denver also hit 100 degrees this summer on July 6.
Heat will continue in the city this week, with a forecast high of 95 degrees Thursday and 90 degrees Friday. The weekend will cool off slightly, with a forecast high of 86 Saturday and 84 Sunday.
Crew rescues 9-year-old dog in distress on trail.
COUNTY» A 10-person SUMMIT rescue crew spent three hours Sunday saving a 9-year-old canine on Ute Pass Trail after the dog started suffering from lifethreatening, internal medical issues, according to the Summit County Rescue Group.
Roscoe is recovering at Wheat Ridge animal hospital after emergency surgery to remove his spleen and untwist his stomach. The dog was not injured on the trail but began showing signs of distress along the way. He and his owner were about 2.5 miles into the trail when the owner noticed something was wrong.
Reward jumps to $55K for robbers who killed veteran at pot dispensary.
The reward for two men who killed a Marine veteran who was working as a security guard during a robbery attempt at marijuana dispensary in Aurora more than a year ago has been increased to $55,000.
Travis Mason was killed in a robbery attempt at the Green Heart dispensary, where he worked as a security guard. On June 18, 2016, just before closing, two armed men walked into the dispensary and shot Mason, 24, three times during an attempted robbery. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Anyone with information should call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or text 274637.
Boulder to ticket crosswalk users who fail to activate lights.
Boulder police officers will increase enforcement next week of the city’s crosswalk ordinances, including ticketing people who fail to activate flashing lights at intersections. The enforcement is part of the city’s Heads Up Boulder campaign to educate residents about crosswalk safety. Police will enforce the ordinance that requires pedestrians and bicyclists to activate the lights at crosswalks before entering the road. Failing to do so can result in a $50 fine. Police also will make sure cyclists slow to 8 mph at crosswalks and that vehicles stop for crossing pedestrians and cyclists.
Man dies after bicycle crash.
A 64-year-old man died Monday night in a Denver hospital after he was seriously injured in a bicycle crash Sunday afternoon in Steamboat Springs. Police Commander Annette Dopplick said the man crashed his bicycle at 12:44 p.m. just a few feet from where the Yampa River Core Trail meets the side of the road. Police suspect the man lost control of the bicycle while he was heading toward the Core Trail from U.S. 40.
“It appears he went over the handlebars,” Dopplick said. “Then, a passer-by called 911 for an injured cyclist.”