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you a 2.5 year investigation that looked into a colombian connection to colorado's marijuana industry. the case is ending with short sentences and charges being dismissed. >> rick salinger has been working this case hard since day 1. live where it all started. federal and alameda in denver. >> reporter: this was vip it has been closed for quite sometime now. but it was at the center of this investigation which was right at the fault line between state and federal marijuana laws. november 2013, the raids created headlines and concerns. licensed colorado pot shops and grow houses suspected of being
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30-year-old luis urribe was sentenced for was far less. two count was marijuana possession. >> the evidence was such there wasn't a money laundering case. we didn't pled guilty to a money laundering charge, and while those were part of the allegation, they're not part of the outcome. >> reporter: a photo of hector diaz of columbia in a cherry creek village home. eventually pleaded guilty time served. charges against denver attorney david fur taddo are being dropped. he was accused of illegally bringing money from columbia into colorado to purchase a marijuana grow house. the other person charged was gerardo urribe he want got 90 days behind bars. >> colorado faces a challenge.
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>> reporter: while marijuana may be legal in colorado, it's still a violation of federal law. >> reporter: the charges against the attorney david fur toddo were dropped. $450,000 was seized from him. he will not get that money back. rick salinger, cbs4 news. the latest on the men accused of selling fake broncos gear at theil two of the men have pleaded guilty. they wired $1,900 to china, and fake gear would come back to colorado. investigators say the ring sold $868,000 worth of illegal knock-off merchandise. a former colorado springs cop is also charged in this case but has not
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it's national voter registration day. on the day after the most watched presidential debate in history. teams were out in civic center park this afternoon getting people registered. >> mroent of coloradans are already registered. >> colorado has the highest percentage of registered voters in the country, 87%, in part because of our secretary of state makes it so easy to get registered. colorado or co to 2vote. or go to our website and we have a link. ballots go out in a little over three weeks, and is colorado could have record turnouts. >> reporter: what better way to celebrated national voter registration day than with some backporch blues? >> hell oh, sir, you are registered to vote? >> reporter: denver election set up a tent in civic center park. it's seen more than 1,000 new registrations in just the last 24 hours.
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debate ended to midnight. >> a local twitter account here in denver, and it said come down to civic park and register. >> reporter: he doesn't typically vote. >> i feel like this is something i need to do this year. >> reporter: the number of active voters is up 125,000 over 2014, and the democratic party is seeing the most growth. there are nearly 80,000 more active democrats over the last two years, just 27,000 more republic outnumber democrats but by less than 2,000. despite the two unpopular presidential candidates in history, secretary of state wayne williams says colorado ans are motivated to vote. >> and you see that excitement from people some of whom haven't been excited and some people are excited against a particular candidate on either side. >> reporter: he says voter turnout is always higher in presidential years.
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>> we have had stye wide races decided by just over 100 votes. so your vote very well make dafrns. >> they say if you don't vote, you can't complain. just making sure my voice is heard. >> facebook also helping boost registration numbers. it posted a registration reminder on its news feed friday and statewide, there were 14,000 new and updated registrations. compared to just 3,000 period thursday. a messy disagreement between breckenridge and the popular ski resort. the city council passed a lift ticket tax promising to use the new money for major partnering upgrades. now the resort is crying foul after the town decided not to build a new parking garage. matt kroschel has been following this controversy from the beginning.
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when the town originally went after that lift ticket tax last year, the resort fought it. then they came up with a compromise, both sides working together on that. but it appears that that compromise and that work together attitude has been erased. it has been relaced with anger and frustration. >> reporter: >> i think this is bad. i don't like this. it doesn't makeng mayor of breckenridge fun. >> we feel like we've been let down on a trust issue. >> reporter: a compare a chief operating officer facing off over an issue most thought was settled. >> they're coming up with this line that it was all about a parking structure. and that is not the truth. >> reporter: breckenridge resort officials launching a public campaign demanding the town construct a new parking garage, something they say was promised. the town changing
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that garage. instead directing the new lift tax money to the transportation spending. >> we are pressing ahead with what we feel is the needs of the community and trying to fix these problems that we have. and it is a real shame that the ski area is now deciding that they don't want to be part of the solution >> reporter: for the resort it comes down to that garage f. it's not built, they say they won't back down to pressure. >> the parking structure was the core of the debate, and the for it now. so no, we don't think it's fair to change and move away from this process. >> reporter: a resort town fighting over how to handle the major parking problems here, creating tension as the ski season is only months away. >> reporter: the town right now is paying for more studies on parking and is transportation here. they're waiting for that information to come back, and they're directing a lot of those funds toward improving their bus services. as for the resort,
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they're -- not an issue they're going to back down on. new information on a brush fire in jefferson county that closed highway 285 and kipling. the fire ended up being a little more than 12 acres. video of firefighters battling the fire. it was out within two hours. highway 285 did reopen around 4:00. chris spears live in the mobile weather lab in arapahoe and we're seeing dry conditions all over the metro area. >> reporter: so dry we're having to use a word we don't like to use, drought. the dry conditions are a little more of an agricultural concern. you may be noticing a little stress to your trees and yard. we've been seeing the threat for grass fires. it's hard to believe we just came through a nine-month stretch with above normal precipitation. but this past june, all that seemed to change.
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turned dry in parts of colorado, including denver. the city has had just a little over 3 inches of rainfall since june. that's only 47% of normal. much of the northern and western part of colorado remains ashnormally dry, as well as a few pockets in the south and southwest. along the front range, modzerate drought has developed from denver north to fort collins, and on the eastern side of the palmer lincoln county. i brought a couple of gages from home to give you a visual of how much rain we have had at the airport since june 1st. 3.19 inches. this age on the right, how much we should have referred over the period from june to now, 6.79. huge difference. toward the mountains, the current 90-day outlook calls for no real trend
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other. although it constant show a different trend irk know something that does. doppler 4 ,000. >> it really does! and right now we have nothing! this continues with this dry condition. but we are watching this low pressure system down here. sthal slowly move up across -- that'll slowly move up across colorado. >> greeley schools on alert. the investigators into a bizarre >> denver's oldest active
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,, in colorado, we stand together, but congressman coffman stands with donald trump and will support trump for president. they've spread falsehoods about president obama. trump: oh, no. coffman: i don't know whether barack obama coffman and trump are too dangerous for colorado.
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extra patrols at greeley schools because of an online threat claimed people dressed as clowns would carry out school shootings. they would happen on halloween in the area of island grove park. ketty werthmann explains parents and police are taking it seriously. >> reporter: many parents kept their kids home from school because of those threats. greeley police are investigating but authorities do not know the
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a post on facebook has become a viral threat of clowns carrying out shootings at multiple greeley schools. >> i think it's just immature and stupid. >> reporter: so many of his classmates are spooked by the online threats, they didn't go to school tuesday. >> i only had five kids in all of my classes today. i think that's kind of just a waste of time for the teachers. >> this is interfering with >> reporter: his office as well as greeley police believe the threats are a hoax made by a 15-year-old student. but after several clowns were arrested in states like alabama and north carolina for make similar threats and in some threats trying to lure kids into the woods, these clown rumors are no laughing matter. >> whether somebody is using a clown to make it a joke or not,
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>> reporter: resource officers are on hand throughout greeley. walker connell can understand the thought behind increasing security but adds everyone should be wary of what they read online. >> if you believed everything you saw on facebook, then there would a whole lot of miscommunication and misinformation in your life. >> reporter: if the person behind the threats is caught, they may face misdemeanor charges and up to 15 months jail. police in denver searching for a vandal who damaged property inside a historic church, the sacred heart catholic church at larimer and 28th. church leaders believe the vandal stayed behind after a celebration saturday night. when a parishioner found him, he just started breaking things. >> throwing things through the windows, knocking down the
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mess. >> the man destroyed a statue that was 150 years old, irreplaceable. the damaged stained glass was the original installed when the church was built 130 years ago, and the vandal knot away. >> let's find out more about our chances for rain. >> doesn't look like much right now. just a few high clouds over the south. that is about it. to the south, a little low pressure system here, moisture pushing up into colorado, increase our clouds and give us more chances for showers over the mountains in denver. we're under the influence of a warm front, well above normal again today. the east, they have a little more moisture chance than we do. the hour by hour start at midnight tonight, clier skies, right into tomorrow. some of the clouds beginning to push up from the south. then the system will
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for moisture and push clouds into the metro area. friday afternoon, lots of showers over the mountains. and in the western and southern metro area, isolated storms as friday progresses into the weekend those other sand dunes down there. 83s dia 92 and 21 other recordings. 79 and 80 right now. northeast 6 for the winds. dry at 11 mrz humidity, and a steady barometer. nice shot here. more gold here. and a great shot from marsha hobert. and here's snow on the mountains from steamboat springs. temperatures for tonight, mostly in the 40s over
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higher up. and out west, 40s and 50s. tomorrow like today, warm on the eastern mrarngs 70s and 80s. 70s for the mountains. and out west temperatures in the 70s and lower 80s. the denver forecast, clear skies tonight. low of 53 and 49. for tomorrow, we're looking at sunny and warm conditions, and we're right back into the lower 80s thursday. all right, let's do it again, 81 degrees with a chance of a few more clouds. and friday, sa clouds, a few more showers. >> i guess a byproduct of the buffs' success is. >> they had v that figured out burk now there may be an issue in boulder. steven montes raising a lot of eyebrows this
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washington is broken. a blatant case of special interests buying influence in washington. a draft bill by scott tipton was largely written by tipton's biggest campaign contributor. even worse, tipton's plans threaten thousands of recreation industry jobs. gail schwartz will protect colorado's public lands, jobs, and our rural way of life. gail schwartz -- colorado. house majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. ? ? ? jon batiste has mastered new ways to play old classics.
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i just looked at myself in the mirror and said what kind of playerure gonna be on saturday? >> montes spins, and it's a
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>> it was awesome. it was the craziest atmosphere i've ever played in. >> steven montes, third touchdown and a real good catch. >> biggest win for colorado football in a long time. >> what kind are r of player are you going to be? how about the pac-12 player of the week? not bad for a guy making his first start. does that mean we have some drama in boulder? montes was really good saturday. >> it's all gonna depend on how hot our team is at the time. and everybody understands that in sports. so we need both of them because somebody is gonna get dinged up. that's the way the game goes. and we need both of
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>> tonight's poll question, you be the judge is! who should be cu's starting quarterback? made it easy for you. it was just a few weeks ago that we were having this same conversation about the broncos. not anymore. trevor siemian has the broncos at 3 and 0 so give credit where credit is due. trevor has done a really good job. much of the broncos' success is due to their defense. allowing just 19oi game, 8th best in the league, and only giving up 306 yards per outing, 7th best. the broncos happy with those numbers. but let's not confuse happy with satisfied. >> this is where we expected to know, and i feel like we see so many areas in our game where we can improve. i think we'll try to include that every game. we're nowhere near the team we're gonna be week 16. >> sometimes football players make a business decision in the
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you would call a business decision from falcons quarterback matt ryan. he was about to lay a big block, and then thought better of it. ryan you can see the reaction there. he wisely just falls down and gets out of the way of that big defensive lineman from new orleans. 2.5 weeks away from the start of hockey season. the avs playing their first preseason game tonight in minnesota of the pioneers going to play their fi from friday. picture day today on campus. they always have high expectations, and for this year's senior class, the ultimate legacy and get a chance to play in the big one. >> it's our last year, and it's what we're focusing on there, we want to leave a mark that's worth remembering. and for uit's the last year, we made a joke out of it.
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>> how many times you think this has happened to tiger woods? tiger asked to leave the team picture at the ryder cup. tiger thought he wanted him to go to the other side then he kicked him out for good. everybody ended up having a good laugh. nothing against tiger, just that vice departments -- vice captains aren't allowed in the team photo. >> everyone had a good laugh except tiger. [ laughter ] >> oh, this guy? a woman opens her pizza delivery and finds a lot of dough. nearly $5,000! >> and tired of the teacher shortage, some local teachers
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i first met mike on a fundraising event i was an aurora scholar this year. at his birthday party. mike is a very nice guy. he's a really nice guy. he can do 62 pushups. mike is a great friend to the ethiopian community. mike's not like other politicians. he's not like other republicans. i think he's better. mike's one of us. he's one of us. mike coffman es uno de nosotros. mike is one of us. i'm mike coffman,
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it was the most watched dane ever in the -- debate ever in the usa. 48 million people tuning in to see hillary clinton and donald trump spar. 11 networks carried it live. the candidates say their performances energized their
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trying to win new ones on the campaign trail. craig boswell, a lot of buzz after that debate. >> there certainly is. every word from that debate last night is still reverberating in living rooms, newsrooms, and political rallies across the country. they're fanning out, hitting battleground states, trying to win every bit of support so they can win election night six weeks from tonight. hillary clinton celebrated her north carolina. >> did anybody see that debate last night! [ cheering and applause ] >> one down, two to go >> reporter: her rival, donald trump, was upbeat in another battleground state during a roundtable meeting in little havana. >> it was a fascinating time , and we did very well >> reporter: last night's debate saw both sound off from
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returns against my lawyers' wishes when she releases her 33,000 e-mails that have been deleted. >> it must be something really important, even terrible that he's trying to hide. >> reporter: the candidates have six weeks to convince undecided voters to support them on election day. clinton led trump in polls over who is most qualified and who has the right temperament to b trump is continuing to reach out to latinos. >> we're leading florida right now. and we're doing that because of the hispanic community. >> reporter: while clinton targets middle income families. >> what kind of person would want to root for nine million families losing their homes? one who should be never be president. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: their next debate

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