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WATCH: Helicopter ride previews what RTD rail line to DIA is like

DENVER — The Regional Transportation District has released a video showing the commuter rail line from downtown Denver to Denver International Airport.

The video, shot from a helicopter, previews the East Rail Line scheduled to open in 2016.  The line will travel 22 miles from Union Station in Lodo to DIA.

The line has five intermediate stations, located at 38th and Blake streets, 40th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Central Park Boulevard, Peoria Street, and Airport Boulevard and 40th Avenue.

DPD issues 32 citations at 4/20 pot rally Saturday

DENVER — Thousands gathered downtown Saturday for the 4/20 rally, and police showed a heavy presence.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, the Denver Police Department said in a tweet that officers had made ten citations and arrests and one person had been transported to the hospital.

At about 5:43 p.m., DPD gave an update and said there 25 citations and arrests: 17 for the public consumption of marijuana, five for detox and two for medical.

Sunday, Denver police sent out another update with a total for Saturday’s arrests and citations.


The residents of the unincorporated town of Wattenberg located in south western Weld County recently found themselves without safe water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation due to elevated nitrate levels in their water system. Nitrate in drinking water is a serious health concern, especially for infants less than six months old and the elderly.

Upon hearing about the issue in Wattenberg, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer directed the Department of Public Health and Environment to have potable drinking water delivered to the residents, renting a potable water trailer capable of holding 6,000 gallons of water.

“As soon as we heard about the situation in Wattenberg, we took steps to get safe drinking water out to the residents,” said Commissioner Kirkmeyer. “This is no different than anything else Weld County would do for any of its residents in a time of crisis.

Don’t become a crime victim: Follow these 14 warm weather safety tips

DENVER — The Denver Police Department has a comprehensive list of warm weather safety tips it just released.

2 key concepts

– Make it hard for you and your property to be targeted for crime
– Have a plan and play the “what if” game: How will I respond if a person or animal chases me? Am I aware of my surroundings and can I thought about certain scenarios to anticipate them and avoid them?

Denver Police Department’s 14 warm weather safety tips

1. Always be aware of your surroundings and the people who are hanging around. Keep your head up and your eyes open. Listen to your internal voice and don’t ignore it.

2. Avoid leaving your windows open when you are away from home, this is inviting to burglars.

Denver Police detective placed on leave during investigation in Lakewood

DENVER — A Denver police detective is on administrative leave from the police force as the result of an ongoing investigation in Lakewood.

Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson says Det. Michael Ryan was placed on administrative leave Friday.

Lakewood Police say this is an ongoing investigation of prostitution activity.

Investigators say a Denver officer was contacted by Lakewood special enforcement officers Thursday night in the area of West Colfax Avenue and Ingalls Street after they watched a woman known to engage in prostitution get into his car.

He was not on duty at the time.

Det. Ryan works in vice and narcotics for Denver Police.

Reward offered for help finding church burglary suspect

DENVER — A $2,000 reward is available for information on a church burglar who Denver police say may have struck a number of times.

Investigators say the man walked in the Korean Christian Church at S. University Boulevard and E. Florida Avenue Friday afternoon and stole sound equipment. Surveillance video of the incident shows a white man, about 5’8″ tall with dark hair and tattoos on his forearms.

Officers are still investigating whether he’s connected to a string of similar burglaries at southeast Denver churches late in 2013.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Congressman Polis Pledges Support for North I-25 Coalition

Congressman Polis Pledges Support for North I-25 Coalition

Congressman Jared Polis met with members of the Northern I-25 Coalition this morning at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and committed to assisting the Coalition in their efforts to get the Northern I-25 corridor included in the 2014 reauthorization of the Federal Transportation Bill. Polis joined Senator Michael Bennet and Congressman Cory Gardner in making this project a priority.

“In terms of being ready to go, it’ll certainly be my top transportation priority in the district,” said Polis. “It’s ready to go, and I’m here to help.