Oct 23, 2020

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CU fraternities placed under mandatory quarantine for not following public health orders

BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — Residents at nine properties associated with University of Colorado (CU-Boulder) fraternities are under a mandatory quarantine issued by the city of Boulder for not complying with public health orders. Violations of this order are punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to $1000 fine. The majority of these properties are associated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) or Kappa Sigma. Residents are required to remain at home for the next two weeks except to attend in-person classes, labs, research activities and intercollegiate athletic training. They may also leave their homes to work, or to obtain food (delivery or […]Read full article >
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Gatherings limited to 10 people from 2 households under new Colorado ‘Safer at Home’ order

DENVER (KDVR) — Personal gatherings in Colorado are now limited to 10 people from no more than two separate households, in response to what the state health department calls an "alarming increase" in COVID-19 hospitalizations. The change to the "Safer at Home" public health order was issued Friday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Some counties, including Denver, Arapahoe, and Adams, currently have stricter limits on gatherings, and those orders still apply. Current county gathering restrictions Denver: 5 people or lessArapahoe: 5 people or lessAdams: 5 people or less The health […]Read full article >
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Funeral homes owned by Lake County coroner under investigation

LAKE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Two funeral homes owned by Lake county coroner Shannon Kent are under investigation after law enforcement earlier this month found an unrefrigerated body, an abandoned stillborn infant, bags of unlabeled remains and piles of used body bags and gloves. Authorities have not charged Kent though the state shut down two funeral homes located in Leadville and Gypsum . The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) pulled the business licenses shutting down both locations. The probe of Kent’s funeral homes began in February after the Lake County Sheriff’s office received a complaint about the funeral […]Read full article >
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‘Avoid travel to the High Country’; CDOT issues travel warning due to fire danger

DENVER (KDVR) — The Colorado Department of Transportation issued a warning Friday morning for motorists to avoid traveling to the high country this weekend due to fire danger. While colder weather and expected snow will help in firefighting efforts later this weekend, the fire dangers are expected to remain high. Slick roads possible Friday morning; Extreme fire danger Saturday; Pinpoint Weather Alert Day Sunday CDOT said with crews plowing snow and assisting with road closures due to fires, resources will likely be stretched in clearing possible crashes and stuck vehicles. Many motorists tend to drive too fast for the conditions […]Read full article >
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Family believes grandparents died in cement bunker during East Troublesome Fire

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Family members say they are grieving for two grandparents believed to have died in the East Troublesome Fire. Many have been following the story of a couple who went to a cement bunker in their Grand County home when the East Troublesome Fire started. On Thursday night, the grandchildren of the couple gave FOX31/Channel 2 this statement: "No official confirmation until fire crews are able to dig into the bunker, but we’re pretty sure they passed away early last night. The cement bunker may have kept them safe from the house collapsing and the flames, but not the1300 degree heatWe’re deeply saddened […]Read full article >
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Hiker missing in Evergreen near Alderfer/Three sisters park

EVERGREEN, Colo. (KDVR) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a hiker who went missing near Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. The sheriff’s office said Paul Berdaus, 71, went hiking with his dog around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Berdaus was wearing a red sweatshirt. He is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. Alpine Rescue is assisting the sheriff’s office in the search. If you see Berdaus, call 303-271-0211. […]Read full article >