This post by Estes Valley Fire Protection District offers incredible insight about the question on power and gas, but it does much more than that. It also illustrates the logistics and considerations that go in to making these complex decisions during a fire. It teaches the community about a fire attack technique and gives on-the-ground details about the fire behavior our neighboring communities have experienced over the last several days.
Why did you shut off the power and gas? Didn’t you know freezing temperatures were coming?
As you can imagine, we’ve fielded this question a few times lately. The decision to shut off utilities is not one taken lightly, but we are forced to choose between some difficult options when we have record-setting fires bearing down on our community.
We make these decisions based on current and expected fire behavior. As you can see from the images, there have been multiple days on the Cameron Peak Fire AND East Troublesome Fire where the fire has grown >10 miles in a day. On the day East Troublesome came to town, it ran 17 miles and jumped over 1.5 miles of open tundra of the Continental Divide.… More
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*Suspicious death ruled a homicide, suspect arrested* On November 21, 2020 at a…
*Suspicious death ruled a homicide, suspect arrested*
On November 21, 2020 at approximately 10:38 am, Fort Collins Police received a call of a deceased person outside in the 800 block of North College Avenue. Fort Collins Police officers responded and located an obviously deceased adult male. Due to evidence located at the scene, detectives began investigating the case as a suspicious death.
A forensic autopsy was conducted by the Larimer County Coroner’s office. The deceased man was identified by the Coroner as Adam Clouser, 30, of Fort Collins. It was determined that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds, and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
Through the investigation, the suspect was identified as Brian Townsend, 35, recently of Fort Collins. Detectives determined that the two men got into an argument on the afternoon of November 19, at which time Townsend fatally wounded Clouser, then left the area. A passerby discovered Clouser two days later. Townsend was arrested on November 30 and booked into the Larimer County Jail on the charge of First Degree Murder (class 1 felony). Police have reason to believe that the men knew each other.
"Our detectives worked nonstop to gather evidence and locate the suspect in this case," said FCPS Chief Jeff Swoboda. "While nothing can reverse the devastating impact of violent crimes like this, we remain committed to seeking justice and finding answers for families."
Anyone with information about this incident, who has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Julia Chenoweth at (970) 416-2645. People who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.
All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
Three Rocky Mountain High School students were finalists in the Young Americans …
Three Rocky Mountain High School students were finalists in the Young Americans Center for Financial Education competition with their Mountainside Lifestyle business. Although they didn’t win the grand prize on Oct.1, it was quite the accomplishment, being named in the top 3.
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