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chief meteorologist mike nelson. >> very active. checc this out, in the last 20 minutes, 78 mile an hour wind gusts. 16 8 miles an hour at the same in nederland, 60 miles an hour broomfield and in the mid to upper 40s throughout %- much of the denver metro area. the high winds warninn continues alonggthe front range,,foothills until midnight. wwnter weather advisory is in effect in the mountains and looking to the west, check out the view. this is what we saw from denver, the clouds are cascading down the mountains. strong gusty winds around but down sloping winds tend to dry out so here we do not have much in the way of any moisture but in the mountains, periods of snow continuing causing slick roads. 70 degree temperatures are coming up in the 70s planner. -- 70 planner. thousands are heading back from a long weekend in the high country. live look at the eisenhower tunnel. the traffic is not bbd but look
to expect delays on i-70 throughout the evening. tunnel. mark, how are things looking where you are. >> reporter: you can see some back down the hill west of the eisenhower tunnel and metering systems, the lifeshare are in full effect and will eep tunnel. it does ease on the other side we found 30 minutes coming up west of the tunnel. it is putting a llt of emphasis on the new toll lanes and this % is nother big test as we enter this -- exit the holiday weekend it last year this weekend alone you see 80,000 drivers passing through the stretch from empire junction east idaho springs and theetoll lanes priced at five dollars designed to save you about 30 minutes on your driveeso it makes up for the 30 minuue you spend on the west ssde. not everyone is willing to pay that. some talking it as more together time in the car. >> aater doing the trip for 25
you just plan for it. %- enjoy the weather and look at the scenery and enjoy time with >> reporter: good >>. the metering system is for your safety although can be frustrating and is to prevent caas from stacking up inside 3 the tunnel which can be a huge safety concern. we will have more and you can follow us online with the latest on the traffic outside the eisenhower tunnel. plan for more time. live outside the tunnel, mark boyle, denver7. a major construction project could now be impacting your commute in northern colorado. cdot started work on the laporte bypass project, us to a seven n. of fort collins. crews are in the start up phase surveying the area staking, clearing the right-of-way. they will be widening highways to four lanes and adding around about.
the friends and family of a slain deputy in mesa county paying their final respects. >> deputy derek geer's funeral was held in grand junction. investigators say gear was shot and killed by a wanted teenager last week. >> lance hernandez attended the service did i know it was an emotional ime. >> reporter: a very emotional time. % the community in the mesa county shares still reeling from the death of deputy derek geer. he was laid to rest following a solemn service at canyon view in your church. >> -- vineyard chhrch. >> of his tragic. >> reporter: law enforcement officers from near and far took part in the possession in the funeral home in honor of mesa county shares deputy derek geer gunned down last monday was tried to arrest a teenage sex assault suspect. spent it is important forrus to come together as a family and show the support to the community and the family aad we had new york and chicago with us in several other police officers. >> reporter: hundreds of people lined the procession route and many of them moms and dads with children holding flags and signs. >> i think it is impprtant as a community to show support. >> reporter: julie says she's no the slain officer's wife.
show our children that cops are not to be feared and there to show them support for the prooection hey give us during the usual -- eulogy for the slain deputy, matt lewis said derek geer was happy and fun to be around. >> always jokiig and never >> reporter: -- he was steadfast in his commitment to this ooganization and to his peers. >> reporter: chef added that being a deputy is not what the find derek geer. he said every decision geer made he did so with his family in mind. that family grieving their loss in trying to find a way to go on living without their loved one. i do not have a total number of cars and trucks that took part in the processional today but i was told there were 2000 people inside the church for the
it was broadcasted to six other locations here in grand junction. lance hernandez, denver7. you may have noticed like the flying at half-staff along the state for deputy gear. governor heggan number ordeeed off like to be lowered. the five -- they are flying at half-staff for antonin scalia. he died suddenly in his sleep saturday at 79. justice scalia's body was returned from texas to his home in virginia today. so far, no funeral plans have been announced. the battle is already on to replace scalia. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declared this vacancy should not be filled until we 3 have a new president. president obama says he will nominate a successor. the u.s. senate must confirm the appointee. the fallen officers memorial in denver has been vandalized again. almost exactly when you're since the day was first vandalized it last night early this morning police say someone poured red paint on the memorial. it was quickly sprayed down and restored.
like this again. >> i felt sick. the memorial really represents the men and wooen that are given their lives serving the communiiy and to the faces is just a dishonor to those individuals for no ooe has been arrested. lance valentine day that poured red paint aad memorial in response to shootings involving devon police -- denver police. a oman dead and her daughter badly crashed at an intersection with a history of trouble last night aa a deep in sheridan and arvada. a man broadsided woman's car and took off running the denver 7's sally meant to live with more. >> reporter: this intersection you can see there are makeshift remembering another lifeelaws. lost. businesses say it is usy and three years, three fatal accidents have happened here with the latest one being last nighh.
malibu driven by a mothee and daughter that was struck by a jeep grand cherokee driven by this man here. 24-year-old josi cruz. police say he ran the red light and struck the victims and left the scene. it was later apprehended and police say alcohol was a factor. this is his hearsay many drivers one light year and they tell me something needs to be done about the problem. >> i've heard screeching over the years and accidents but i've seen at least 4 deaths in this cornerrof the last four years. >> reporter: the identity of the victims have not been released was. coming up at 6:00 you will hear from distances here on what they would like to see be done out here to prevent tragedies like thii one. live in nevada, sally meant to denver7. another woman injuree in early-morning crash at i-70, the vehicle she was in crashed into a pole. she was trapped and rescuers had to pull her from the
she was hurt but did survive. developing today, more than two months after a ass 3 shooting at the cooorado springs planned parenthood,,the `linic is now open to patients. you can see the building looks differenttthan it did in november. the door is inside a fence which is inna secure's construction site. patients node is addee guards at the door. a lot has changed. some things remain the same. protesters are outside the %- clinic. >> very nasty. a lot more verbal than usual. being cursed and eople are blaming by a our rhetoric you caused this. we did not shoot it up and does not represent us. he does not respect life. >> appointments for the nextt 80 -- weeks are booked solid. 3 working with a limited staff as they ease back into a normal routine. remember the mess in southwestern colorado. the epa is promising to involve local officials in decisions about possible superfund
epa made the pledge in a letter that is sent to the sound of silver 10. last august the epa accidentally unleashed 3,000,000 gallons of waste from the goal king mine. rivers in utah were also polluted. it's gorgeous now but major winter blast is hitting huge part of the country on this presidents' day. people are dealing with snow, ice from the midwest to the south and northeast. washington dc is under a winter storm warning. people are bracing for up to 6 inchee of snow. 7 inches fell in parts of kentucky and five in virginia. ddnver7 gus are blowinn snow over. >> it's like being on a rooler coaster. >> in north carolina, officials blame winter weather for more than 1000 crashes since midnight here in boston, sundays at some zero temperature shattered a 60-year- old record in new york, the coldest valentine's day in 100 years.
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>> bacteria are everywhere in the water, on a desk, and the year. >> at this evolution class at cu boulder. >> one out of three options are synonymous. is that what you found? >> yes. >> getting a firsthand looo at how bacteria can change. >> were having students collect samplessto help them visualize the distribution of antibiotics resistance across the landscape. >> in places they viiit everyday where the preseece of people could change the dynamic of orggnisms the eye cannot see. >> the trait of being resistant happens because of a random mutation. somewhere in the genome thhy have mutation allowing them to survive in the face of this chemmcal that would normallyy kill them all. >> reporter: mutations are common bacteria.
according to phd student sarah, the data collected by studenns over six or seven years could help researchers learn being antibiotic resistant does not necessarily make dangerous but came in the right conditions. researchers say bacteria can be resissant to multiple antibiotics or even need them to grow. right now denver police are looking for 2 dangerous police impersonators who robbed at `east one person at some point. police say the wo men with `adges holsters, guns handcuffed him and install money out of his wallet near 30th in sheridan they eventually let him go. lattr that night a man called 911 saying someone is trying to pull them over near ogden in kentucky. he did not stop. all 911 if you're ever suspicious about the officer pulled -- pulling over. more controversy surrounding broncos quarterback peyton manning. a federal lawsuit is now bringing to light a 1996
a feeale trainer. according to this suit, manning sat on the trainer space. this happened while in college playing for university of tennessee at the time. the lawsuit claims the incident among many others made for a hhstile sexual environment at the university. if you if it is 20 years old or he was in college, i think it resonates large part because % of the image that he has created for himself. >> the case involvinn manning if you want to read more details of the lawsuit, it is posted on our website thedenverchannel.com. investigations into the a that come out because of an investigation by script that has not aired yet. >> it revealed a scanned ottavio. here's scripps national investigative course on a mark greenblatt. >> reporter: a seniir official at a va hospital did not welcome our requests. >> to have anything to sell uu. >> reporter: daca the headquarters in washington, they are taking an upcoming
so seriously officials already have removed authority from jack hetrick, high-ranking va network director who for now cincinnati va medical center. instead, the hospital that served more than 40,000 veterans in ohio will report into the executives of his birth to a short no conflict of interest while when federal investigations gets going. the outhern -- this shakeup comessdays after we met with top officials and told them about issues raised by dozens of whistleblowers for concerns about the quality of care for veterans in the alleged unethical practices involving senior leaders and their families. we found already the chairman of the house committee on veterans affaars is calling for better oversight of local leaders. >> is in fact this is true, i would hope the secretary will take it seriously because if he does not, we will examine it from a committee standpoint. >> reporter: the vaaalso issued a statement in advance of the
will investigate these allegations and substantiate this, hold anyone accountable as appropriate based on acts `nd evidence. it is simply theeright thing to do for our veterans and our hard-working dedicated empllyees. the va initially announced an internal investigation but we continue to ask questions and the agency went on to ask for an independent look for inspector general. you should know that a family member of the va executive jack hetrick has threatened to sue us if we told yoo about some of these allegations. we in the process of confirming final facts and figures before we issued our report. mark greenback scripps national bureau, washington. , taking part in international efforts to save golden retrievers on the streets of turkey. a golden retriever rescue helped briig 20 dogs halfway around the world to bring new homes -- homes and not sample -- los angeles but a woman called the rescue in colorado. >> they were once a status
lost their luster and were rellased onto the streets in force in the do not do well with feral dog packt hold of the rescue in california. the rescues sayypeople in the uu are on waiting lists to adopt golden retrievers. most of those agreed to be in foster homes until they are matched with families. partly cloudy skies, windy andddry on the eastern plains especially the denver area. the community was looking at the setting sun to the west of the mountains it was wind and snow continuing this afternoon. we could use more moisture that willlnot come for a while. so it's a good that we had a bit in the mountains. in denver, 59 was a high, 25 bellw temperature. mormons are 56, -- 4619, 66, -20 of the extremes. 55 at the airport, winds are strong and the west northwest, 21 gusting to 30 miles an hour right along the foothills we've had gusts upwards of 60 miles an hour.
phoenix in la, 30s ver the great lakes pet teens and 20s toward the northhast so that gives power to storms away the low pressure area in ohio valley sponsoring strong thunderstorms the south snow to the north and another one to the north of us help integrate the strong wiids over cclorado. another ingredient at the jet stream, 25,000 feet above. this area here ever since winds that are 150 miles an hour. it is coming out of the northwest across the highh plains and then moving out into the east and that will be -`another big storm for the country. we have a westerly flow aloft and the winds will be lighter days. we won't have a strong winds at the service as the week goes on. 70 gunnison, 23 aspen, 22 leadville, 35 in denver. winds keeping temperatures up a bit.
area, upper 60s down to the south. mild in the mountains again with 35-40 degrees the front range numbbrs looking like load area. sprinkling the 50s and 60s to the north and mainly 40s in the a breezy day tomorrow but not as stronn as the winds we had 35 tonight, windy throughout the evening especcally in the foothills. partly cloudy skies with the winns expect good air quality. tomorrow, temperatures is 60. a windy day but not as extreme as today and look at this on the seven-day forcast. 70 on thursday. near record high temperature on thursday and the bright spot looking ahead we see %- no precipitation showing up at the denver area and little of over the next five have 70s. help us help special % olympics colorado. we have to teams competing in
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