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Monday, March 2, 2015

‘Community News’ Archives

Crystal Fire suspect booked

Crystal Fire suspect booked

Fire Suspect Booked Date:                        04/21/2011       Thomas Howie, DOB: 01/03/75, of Fort Collins, turned himself in to the Larimer County Jail today after an arrest warrant was issued for him for Arson, a class four felony.  Mr. Howie was booked and released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond. Mr. Howie is alleged to have started the Crystal Fire which ultimately encompassed approximately 2940 acres and destroyed 13 ... Full Story

Days Inn Drama ends peacefully

Days Inn Drama ends peacefully

  A one and one-half hour negotiation with an armed subject barricaded in a room at the Days Inn ended peacefully shortly after noon today.  Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Days Inn at 3625 East Mulberry Street in Fort Collins at approximately 10:18 this morning on the report of a distraught man with a gun. The 911 call came from a third party who was in contact with the man via phone. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office Negotiations team was called in to ... Full Story

Berthoud Bash 2011 A big success

Berthoud Bash 2011 A big success

This year's Berthoud Bash was a big success by any measure. The biggest measure of course is the fund raising for the Berthoud Schools which topped $100,000 this year. Congratulations to all the volunteers who make up the Berthoud Schools Fund. The funds will go to support technology in Berthoud schools. A "paddle auction" as the finale had set a goal to raise $20,000 to fund a variety of school activities that would be lost due to district lack of funding. The generosity of the crowd was ... Full Story

Standoff in Berthoud

Standoff in Berthoud

What started as a drunk driver pursuit by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has ended up as a standoff on the northeast edge of Berthoud. According to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office the CSP was attempting to stop a motor home that had been called in as a Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately  (REDDI) report. The pursuit began on I-25 and proceeded into Larimer County and north on Berthoud's First Street where a spike strip was deployed. The motor home swerved to avoid the strip and ... Full Story

Beer sales legislation-two points of view

Beer sales legislation-two points of view

House Votes Overwhelmingly to Protect Small Businesses, Colorado Craft Beer Colorado small businesses ask for relief form annual attacks of out-of-state chain stores after four years of pushing the same failing bills DENVER_ The Colorado House of Representatives overwhelmingly killed the latest effort – again – by out-of-state chain stores to close local small businesses and allow minors to sell full-strength alcohol. House Bill 1284 represented the fourth-consecutive year grocery ... Full Story

Sheriff promises to keep park open

Sheriff promises to keep park open

Larimer County Sheriff Plans for Government Shutdown As a part of discussions of a partial federal government shutdown, elected officials and bureaucrats in Washington today are attempting to hold public lands hostage by threatening closures of the national parks. Those threatened closures will have a negative effect on Larimer County, especially the town of Estes Park, which is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Many small-business owners in Estes Park rely on the visitors to the ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 4 (Update)

Update 5 p.m., Larimer County Sheriff's Office Firefighters put in good effort today building containment lines around the fire.  An updated containment percentage and total number of acres will not be available until tomorrow morning after crews finish updating information tonight. The latest information is available on the U.S. Forest Service's Incident Information website at www.inciweb.org/incident/2161.   Mapping continued today and we expect more accurate figures on the ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Community Meeting Scheduled

April 3,  1:45 p.m. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office will host a community meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Big Thompson Elementary School at 7702 West Highway 34 to update evacuated residents on the status of the fire and the evacuations.  We anticipate having some preliminary damage assessments to discuss at that meeting.  Representatives from the American Red Cross and United Way will also be on hand to provide information and assistance. This meeting will be open only to ... Full Story

Air quality warning for Larimer County

Air quality warning for Larimer County

The Larimer County Department of Public Health has issued a press release warning citizens downwind of the Crystal Fire about the effects of the smoke.   Larimer County fire affecting air quality The Crystal wildfire (west of Horestooth/Masonville) could continue to cause significant amounts of smoke that could impact Larimer County residents while the fire is active according to local public health officials. “The high winds have been blowing smoke down into neighborhoods ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Updates

Crystal Fire Updates

April 3, 10:29 p.m. Cold temperatures are expected tonight. Five engines will be patrolling the area throughout the night, and returning residents should remain vigilent if evacuation orders are reissued. Weather permitting tomorrow, air resources will be supporting 200+ firefighters. For complete information on this emergency, see http://www.larimer.org/emergency/emergency_detail.cfm?nam_id=73   April 3, 7 p.m., New information on size (~4,500 acres) and the structure ... Full Story

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