Breaking News: Friday, July 25, 2014

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Heavy rain in GJ spurs flood warnings

By Mike Wiggins

Heavy rain in and around the Grand Valley this afternoon has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for western and southern portions of Mesa County until 6 p.m. A small stream flood advisory is also in effect until 5:15 p.m. for southwestern Mesa County. Forecasters said at just after 3 p.m. radar indicated repeated thunderstorms moving over the area between Glade Park and Colorado National Monument and producing heavy rain — as much as one to two ...

Crews keep northwest Colorado fire from growing

By The AP

CRAIG — Firefighters have kept a 32-square-mile blaze from spreading in northwestern Colorado as scattered showers fall in the area. Lynn Barclay of the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit said Friday the Alkali Fire remained 50 percent contained with full containment expected Sunday. Barclay says some rain fell in the area overnight Thursday. The fire has destroyed a cabin, barn and propane tank. No injuries have been reported, but three head of cattle were killed and ranchers ...

Man accused of bar hopping on mower facing DUI

By The AP

GREELEY — A 53-year-old Weld County man accused of bar hopping in Garden City on a lawnmower is facing a DUI charge. The Greeley Tribune reports Kenneth Welton was arrested at about 10 p.m. Tuesday after visiting two area bars. A deputy said the man had bloodshot and watery eyes, an odor of alcohol on his breath, difficulty with motor skills, slurred speech and was unable to stand without support. Welton refused both roadside sobriety testing and blood or breath tests. An arrest ...

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

By The AP

DENVER — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners’ associations. Though a few HOAs have willingly changed their rules to accommodate for legal marijuana use or home-growing, many more are banning home pot smoking. Homeowners’ associations can’t ban members from using marijuana in their homes when ...

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