Keith Coffman

'Fingers crossed and prayers': Colorado wildfire kills couple, forces more evacuations

25 Oct 2020

WESTMINSTER, Colo. Residents remaining in Estes Park, in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park, were told to evacuate their homes on Saturday as wind gusts fanned the second largest wildfire in state history and the blaze claimed the lives of an elderly couple. | Video

Crews battling largest wildfires in Colorado history brace for high winds

24 Oct 2020

DENVER Crews battling a string of wildfires in drought-stricken Colorado braced on Friday for the return of high winds that have stoked flames in what authorities have called an unprecedented outbreak of late-season wildfires.

Colorado wildfire jumps U.S. Continental Divide, threatens mountain towns

23 Oct 2020

DENVER An explosive Colorado wildfire that has already forced the evacuation of several mountain communities and the closure of Rocky Mountain National Park blackened another 45,000 acres (18,200 hectares) on Thursday as it jumped the U.S. Continental Divide.

Helicopters rescue 23 hikers in latest Colorado wildfire

21 Oct 2020

DENVER Helicopters rescued 23 hikers and three dogs from San Juan National Forest in the latest in a series of wildfires burning across Colorado and the U.S. West, officials said on Tuesday.

Late season wildfires rage across drought-stricken Colorado

20 Oct 2020

DENVER Colorado firefighters were struggling on Monday to get ahead of the state's largest wildfire on record, which grew markedly over the last few days, and smoke drifted over the population corridor of the drought-stricken state.

Security guard who fatally shot Denver protester will be charged with murder

16 Oct 2020

DENVER A security guard hired to protect a Denver television news crew covering dueling rallies by right-wing and left-wing groups will be charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a protester, the city's top prosecutor said on Thursday.

Wind-stoked wildfire in Colorado is largest in state history

16 Oct 2020

DENVER Stoked by high winds, a wildfire burning for two months in northern Colorado exploded in size this week to surpass 167,000 acres, making it the largest blaze in state history, officials said on Thursday.

White supremacist pleads guilty in plot to blow up Colorado synagogue

16 Oct 2020

DENVER A self-described white supremacist pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal hate crime and explosive charges for a botched plot to blow up a historic Colorado synagogue last year, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Idaho man charged in murder of Colorado girl who disappeared 36 years ago

14 Oct 2020

DENVER A former two-time candidate for governor of Idaho has been charged with the abduction and murder of a Colorado girl who vanished in 1984 and whose remains were found last year, authorities said on Tuesday.

Security guard held on suspicion of murder in shooting at Denver political rallies

12 Oct 2020

DENVER A security guard hired to protect a Denver television news crew covering opposing rallies of right-wing and left-wing political activists is being held in custody on suspicion of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a protester, police said on Sunday.

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