Loveland, CO

I-25 clear after deadly crash with semi hauling excavator

A stretch of Interstate 25 near Mead was cleared for normal traffic on Tuesday morning after a 32-year-old woman was killed in a crash involving an excavator on Monday evening. A child was also seriously hurt in the crash as well and taken to the hospital to treat unknown injuries. According to Colorado State Patrol, a semi-truck was carrying the excavator and another vehicle and ended up crashing into the overpass on I-25 northbound at the Mead exit. This ended up involving a 2011 white Honda SUV being driven by a woman with a juvenile passenger. The woman was killed and...
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Colorado State University

Help needed for Move-In Week

As Colorado State University prepares to welcome students during move-in week — Aug. 15-19 — Housing & Dining Services is seeking additional help from the University community to get them settled in before they begin classes. Support shifts are available throughout the week, with anticipation that Monday, Tuesday...

Fort Collins man pleads guilty to all charges in fatal DUI crash

A Fort Collins man pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving drunk and killing a Fort Collins woman in Loveland earlier this year. Alana Thomas, 34, died from her injuries at the hospital five days after the "violent" crash in the 7000 block of North Garfield Avenue in Loveland just before midnight Feb. 26, police said in a news release at the time. Another woman was hospitalized with critical injuries but survived.

Police officer jailed for laughing when colleague broke woman with dementia’s arm in violent arrest

A former Colorado police officer has been sentenced to jail for laughing after a colleague broke the arm of a 73-year-old woman with dementia during a rough address. Daria Jalali was sentenced on Friday to 45 days in jail and three years of probation for failing to intervene in the arrest of Karen Garner in Loveland, about 50 miles north of Denver, the Associated Press reported. She will also be required to perform 250 hours of community service and will be banned from pursuing a law enforcement career in the future. Ms Garner, who suffers from dementia and...

Excavator being hauled by semi crashes into bridge on I-25

UPDATE: I-25 near Mead back open after woman killed in crash with semi hauling excavatorA fatal crash involving a semi carrying a excavator and another vehicle led to an extended Interstate 25 Monday evening in northern Colorado. The closure is at the Mead exit, and there's an unknown amount of bridge and road damage. The crash scene is in southwestern Weld County, and so far there's no word on how long I-25 will be closed. A long-lasting traffic impact is possible as crews inspect the damaged infrastructure.Just after 7 p.m. the interstate was backed up for miles in both directions and the backup lasted into the nighttime.Copter4 video showed the construction equipment on its side next to debris from the bridge and the semi trailer dozens of feet away. A white vehicle was also near the crash scene and it was heavily damaged. Colorado State Patrol said a woman in that vehicle died and a juvenile in the car was also hurt.So far there's no word on whether there will be charges related to the accident.

Hot and unhealthy again, overall this summer has been better than last

Tuesday is the 29th Ozone Action Day this season in the metro area which is far behind last year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Regional Air Quality Council declare an Ozone Action Day when sunny and hot weather is expected to allow ozone concentrations to reach levels that are unhealthy for at least sensitive groups such as young children, older adults, and anyone with asthma or another respiratory problem. These groups in particular should avoid rigorous outdoor activity during the heat of the day and everyone is encouraged to exercise indoors during the afternoon.The forecast...

The Estes Park Genealogical Society Meeting

The Estes Park Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library. Glenn York, president of the Larimer County Genealogical Society will present on the topic “Researching the American Quakers”. Glenn shared his knowledge of DNA testing...

Man sentenced to life for fatal stabbing gets new trial

A man sentenced to life in prison for a fatal stabbing in 2009 has been granted a new trial. Horacio Pasillas-Rodriguez Jr. was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2011. Prosecutors said he stabbed his girlfriend’s sister, 21-year-old Elizabeth Olivas, more than 100 times in 2009 in Fort Collins. Pasillas-Rodriguez, however, contends he’s innocent and that an unknown man stabbed Olivas to death, and he fought off the intruder. The Coloradoan reports his new trial was granted on the grounds that his attorneys failed to present expert testimony that rebutted the prosecution’s expert opinion on bloodstain patter evidence that played a large role in Pasillas-Rodriguez’s conviction.. Pasillas-Rodriguez’s new trial starts in early December. Read more about the case at https://www.the Ft. Collins Coloradoan/.

Colorado State adds pair of Texas schools to future football schedules

The Colorado State Rams have added a pair of Texas schools to their future football schedules, the school announced on Tuesday. Colorado State will play a home-and-home football series with the Sam Houston Bearkats. The series will begin with Colorado State traveling to take on Sam Houston at Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2027. The series will conclude the following season when the Rams host the Bearkats at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2028.

Balloons & Spaghetti Help Hospice Families Cope

How are a balloon and a piece of spaghetti powerful reminders of loved ones who died? It was a beautiful evening to find the answer to that question. In Loveland, Colorado, the AccentCare hospice team joined with 35 family members for a late July Memorial Balloon Release. After a pasta dinner and brief program, families wrote messages on the balloons before the release. The poignant messages were heartfelt and meaningful from each family member who wrote them.