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More relatives of Boulder King Soopers shooting victims sue gun manufacturer Sturm Ruger
STAMFORD, Conn. — More relatives of people shot to death at a Colorado supermarket in 2021 are suing gun-maker Sturm, Ruger & Co. over how it marketed the firearm used in the massacre, adding to litigation first filed earlier this month against the company. The lawsuit by relatives of...
Longmont police report: March 26, 2023
The Longmont Leader receives a police report from Longmont Public Safety daily. The police notes are published in full, with occasional modifications to exact addresses, individual names and spelling. Please note that the category that the crime is labeled as is limited by police software based on the information the dispatcher receives when the call is made. Longmont Public Safety may edit the category as more information is learned about each case.
Credit card skimmer found at Longmont 7-Eleven
A 7-Eleven employee, at the 2250 Mountain View Ave. location, noticed the anti-tamper stickers on two pumps had been disrupted on Sunday. The employee called the Longmont Police Department which discovered the stickers on pumps 5 and 6 had been tampered with, according to the police report. The access doors for both pumps had been opened and a credit card skimmer was found on pump 5, according to Longmont Public Safety Communications and Marketing Manager Robin Ericson. The credit card skimmer was removed.
Where Does Northern Colorado Rank When it Comes to Crime?
In 2022, Colorado saw quite a jump in violent crimes and motor vehicle thefts. In fact, the increase in both types of crime were record numbers for the state of Colorado. According to KDVR, other crimes such as larceny, burglary, and other property crimes were down in 2022. Where are...
Colorado gas prices drop 17 cents per gallon
If you need to fill up your vehicle with gas, there are several places across the Denver metro area with regular fuel under $3 per gallon on Monday.
Traffic delays expected throughout Tuesday
Drivers may want to avoid the area of Nelson Road and Hover Street throughout the day on Tuesday as heavy traffic delays are expected. A traffic light at the intersection was damaged when a truck hit it on Friday night. Crews are expected to begin work to replace the light Tuesday morning, which will cause traffic delays late into Tuesday evening, according to a news release from the city of Longmont.
Reentry Initiative advocates for legislation to provide no-cost prison calls
While Dominique Vodicka was incarcerated, she met people in prison who couldn’t afford to make phone calls to their family members. “I saw firsthand the sadness,” she said. Vodicka is now a peer support specialist with The Reentry Initiative, a Longmont organization that’s dedicated to helping people after...
Town in Colorado named among "most peaceful places to live" in the country
Boulder, Colorado has recently been called one of the most peaceful places to live in the United States by a list from MoneyINC.com. Boulder was ultimately named 16th on the list overall. "The fact that Boulder, Colorado is well-known as a center for marijuana is only one reason that people consider it one of the more relaxed cities in the nation," the report reads. ...
Ten Things to Do for Free in Denver This Week
March is going out with a roar, with the last Month of Photography exhibits and Ruby Hill Rail Yard snow days, as well as parties and lectures that will have you anticipating the sunny spring days ahead. Keep reading for ten of the best free events in Denver this week,...
DPS employee arrested with loaded handgun
A paraprofessional for Denver Public Schools was arrested earlier this month after he was found with a gun.
Witnesses and good samaritan react to deadly Longmont car meetup shooting
Friday night a car meetup turned deadly in the parking lot of Twin Peaks Square Shopping Center in Longmont. A group of teens, who didn't want us to identify them by name, were at the meetup showing off their cars when an argument broke out a few cars over. "Everything was pretty cool until we started hearing people arguing and tried pulling out our phones to see if we could catch a fight, and next thing you know they just start shooting," one of them said. He caught the sound of four gunshots on video. The witnesses say a different group of...
Colorado nonprofit ensures families can bring newborns home in warm clothes
All across Colorado, hundreds of women are making sure that families in need can bring home their newest members in style.
Colorado universities could soon admit more out-of-state students if they boost in-state aid
This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. In exchange for offering financial aid to more in-state students, Colorado universities soon could be allowed to admit more students from out of state who pay almost twice as much in tuition. Universities such as the...
Lafayette Senior Services – April 2023
This guitar class is designed with the absolute beginner in mind. Students will learn basic chords, picking patterns, strumming, rhythm and notes on the fretboard to enjoy playing a variety of songs. Please bring a 6-string guitar to class. Teaching materials will be provided. Instructor: Felicity Muench. Location: Senior Center.
Good morning, Longmont!
A shower in places in the evening; otherwise, partly cloudy.
More snow this week? Here's what to expect in Colorado
According to the National Weather Service, more snow is expected to hit Colorado this week – but no worries, it shouldn't be anything too disruptive for most residents of the state. Through Tuesday morning, up to eight inches is expected in Colorado's northeast region. About one to two inches...
This Colorado Store Posted A Rude Sign That Has Customers Upset
The local operators of this Colorado store have customers talking about and posting pictures of a new sign they hung in one of their aisles. Is it warranted, or over the top?. Colorado Store Posts Rude Sign That Has Some Customers Upset. Some people, like my wife, absolutely love to...
State assessing underground coal mine fire
The city of Boulder said the state is drilling into abandoned coal mines near where the Marshall Fire started. The mines have been burning underground for decades.
What Gov. Polis’ housing proposal could mean for Longmont
This week, Gov. Jared Polis announced new legislation meant to address the housing shortage in Colorado. Sponsored by Sen. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, Rep. Iman Jodeh, D-Aurora, and Rep. Steven Woodrow, D-Denver, if passed SB 23-213 could mean major density changes for cities across the state. The proposal known as “More Housing Now” would restrict single-family-only zoning in many Colorado communities — including Longmont.
Homeless people can rescue their teeth, get new ones
One of the most visible things about homelessness is the toll it takes on a person’s teeth. People experiencing homelessness frequently lose their belongings. It can be hard to hold onto a toothbrush and keep it clean.
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