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Mountains fade into layers beyond the Central City Parkway.


Layers of mountain tops obscured by haze fade into the distance in a view from the Central City Parkway. The parkway is a four-lane highway that connects I-70 near Idaho Springs with the historic mining town of Central City.

Today’s forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening with a high around 73 degrees.

Son booked in mother’s death

A convicted felon named a “person of interest” in his mother’s death confessed Monday to stabbing her with a screwdriver during a fight, suffocating her with a bed sheet and dumping her partially clothed body in the desert off 25 Road, just four miles from her home, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed Tuesday.



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