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al-qaida militants stormed a hotel in burkina faso.. killing at least 23 people. the military has moved in to take the hotel back. al-qaeda militants stormed a hotel killing at least 23 people. a truck smashed into a building. the driver could face a dui charge and wasn't the only one on that car. he spent several weeks on the fbi's most wanted list after a violent bank robbery in lakewood.
one of their fans wins big after getting a nice nugget of her own. also, look at the high country today. a lot of snow coming down for this long holiday weekend, and there are a lot of people heading up the hill to get some skiing. look at this. this shot of the traffic there, the back-ups start in genesee. >> about that time on saturday morning. about that time. let get to breaking news. 23 people were killed in the west african key of -- gunfire ramped up this morning as military forces took the building back. they rescued 126 people and killed a total of four jihaddists. two of the attackers were female. this attack was launched by the same extremists in mali in denver. we will continue to follow this story.
just one lane on i-i-225 at alameda after a bad crash involving an rtd bus. aurora police department tweeted this photo of the crash from this morning. look at that. several people were hurt. this all happened around 3:00 this morning. one of the people hurt has some pretty serious injuries. the other two have minor injuries. rtd and aurora pd are investigating the cause of the crash. one lane open only. let's get a check of your weather. a lot of orange and blue out in highlands ranch today. that's where we find belen de leon. you have the magic ticket? >> reporter: we should do. people have been lined up since 4:00 this morning. guys, we are live on tv! >> [cheers and applause]. >> reporter: this lady right here came to highlands ranch yesterday. she thought the magnet giveaway was yesterday. you are the first one in line. what's your name? >> diana.
put your magnet? >> on the refrigerator. >> reporter: all right. let's get you guys that forecast. just one day way from the playoff game and the forecast for today is looking quiet. a little chilly starting off with temperatures in the teens on the map. your highs for today a bit warmer than yesterday with 30s up and down the i-25 corridor, chillier closer to the foothills, in the 20s. but you'll notice that early this morning we've got that sunshining brightly. there are areas of patchy fog, especially to the north of the metro area towards greeley and weld county. here is a look at doppler 9. early flurries. that is already fading out of the picture. snow falling closer to the foothills and in the high country where travel advisories remain in effect until 9 a.m. that snow will be tapering off through midday and another round of snow is on its way. take a look towards the pacific northwest. another wave of snow tonight for the mountains. will any of that arrive here on the front range? we will let you know coming up
for right now we have got these people that have been waiting for their broncos magnets. let that line move. here you go. guys, remember if you want to until supplies last. we have a long line right now. but today and tomorrow, hopefully they are not the last days we will be giving them away. guys, back to you. >> belen, have fun out there. it's good. loss of fun. a driver could be facing "twilight" charges after crashing a truck into a building. it happened on south dover street yesterday. witnesses say a young girl was inside the truck when it crashed. he spent weeks on the fbi's most wanted list. now myloh mason, known as one of the "scream" mask robbers, is in
the rocky mountain task force captured him at a motel in thornton yesterday. he and two others wore masks when they robbed two banks, violently carjacked drivers and shot people in the process. a warning for women about a group of criminals called the felony lane gang. they are targeting women. 9news reporter vida urbonas is in the information with more on this regarding thefts in douglas and arapahoe counties. >> reporter: this is scary. investigators say they are targeting women who leave their cars unattended in douglas county and aurora. they hit gyms and daycares, other places where women often go. they are after our purse, checkbooks left behind in vehicles. the criminals will try to cash the checks using the drive through lanes at local banks. deputies say there are ways to stay safe. >> lock your vehicles when you leave your car, even if only for a minute.
time to take your stuff out of your car. >> reporter: several thefts happened on december 17 and 18 and they know of over thefts in douglas county and aurora. members of the felony lane gang work in teams of three or four members and they may idle in lots while they surveil the area. report any suspicious activity right away. vida urbonas, 9news. a clear creek county deputy says his fatherly instinct helped him save two little girls who investigators say were abducted by their father. an amber alert had been issued for the girls. deputy paul os skel spotted a car parked. he called in the license part and walked up to the car with perez and two girls inside. the dispatcher radioed back with disturbing information. >> officer safety bolo and kidnapping with two children in the back seat.
that male out of the car. there is no love like a parent's love. to see the situation that those little girls were in were heartbreaking. >> he says perez struggled a little bit, but he was able to pull him out. perez is the father of those children. is accused of killing their mother and her father in michigan. an update on the colorado springs planned parenthood shootings. several news organizations are trying to fight a judge's order to seal the details in this case. local and national news outlets, including the "associated press," have filed a petition. it argues the public has a constitutional right to monitor the operations of the court system. the gunman is accused of killing three people and wounding nine others in that november attack. he shot and killed a man in el paso county. michael mallory was spent to 48 years in prison for the death of baird. >> mallory was convicted in october. but didn't act alone.
effected for the murder and will serve live in prison without parole. mallory's son pled guilty as an accessory to the crime. 7:07 on this saturday morning. a day away from the big game. the town is definitely covered in orange. >> broncos are looking for revenge against a banged up steelers offense. the game starts at 2:40 at sports authority field at mile high. jessica and i will be out there tomorrow morning. >> lucky. >> we are gonna set the stage for ya. tomorrow our coverage extends from 11. that starts 59:00 p.m. on 9news. should be a great game. i can't wait. >> fantastic. the nuggets playing the heat last night. we didn't win. but you know what? something really great happened right off the side of the court. a heartwarming moment. a woman thought she was on the kiss cam. turns out her man had something up for her.
but he said, no, no, no, wait. she goes, what? will you marry me? >> i love her face! >> the ring popped out. how cool is that? >> there is rocky to give her flowers. she can't even say anything. probably can't hearing anything. the crowd was going crazy. >> so happy for them. great story. the broncos take the steelers tomorrow. you know that. many people cannot wait to get their hands on one of these. >> yep. belen de leon has more of those out at highlands ranch. she is going to break down your
that's because belen is there people on at our king soopers locations. a couple of young fans there, belen? >> reporter: this is tanner. you guys are big broncos fans. i heard you're the one that told dad we need to be out there to >> yeah. i'm really -- i really pitched will win the playoffs. >> reporter: i think they are gonna win the playoffs. give me a big go broncos. >> go broncos! >> reporter: very excited young since early this morning. so thank you for coming out sleeping in. you waited for one hour. the wait is over, dude. you got your magnet. let's get to the forecast. we are one day away from that big broncos game against the to know what that forecast is be. so let's take a look at it. let's the start off with the
did see some areas of flurries earlier on doppler and also some areas of patchy fog. that is gonna be clearing up making way for lots of sunshine. don't get used to it. this afternoon those clouds move right back in and it will be a little breezy at times. besides all the broncos fever, we're also still talking about the national western stock show. it's the second weekend, and the forecast at 9 a.m. will be temperatures at 22 degrees with mostly sunny skies. around noon temperatures at 36 degrees, and then around 3:00 temperatures around 38 degrees. the temperatures right now are in the teens. we've got a few single-digits into northeast colorado, and then in the high country temperatures still in the single-digits in more spots. but we are going to see a bit of a warming in the high country. also that snow expected to continue especially in the north and central mountains. temperatures for lower elevations in the 30s. we will see 40s towards the eastern plains. a winter weather advisory is still in effect through 9 a.m.
a difficult one. accumulations 5 to 10 inches in the front range mountains. take it slow. your futurecast shows that snow winding down for the high country it moves back in the overnight. the weather dry in the metro area. this afternoon clouds increase and then overnight we will see some snow in northeast colorado through tomorrow morning. but is it gonna snow for the broncos game? i have got that forecast right now. another thing we need to watch out are gonna be those strong winds, especially closer to the foothills, high mountain passes. blowing snow in the forecast for us through the day. through tonight nose winds increase in the foothills -- those winds increase in the foothills. they will remain strong tomorrow morning. 16 the overnight low. skies mostly cloudy with flurries. tomorrow the high 35 degrees. monday for martin luther king day 48. temperatures in the 50s by the middle of the week because of the down sloping winds. here is the broncos versus
it will be breezy at times. those layers with you to stay warm. 37 degrees. so not a shabby forecast as our broncos take on the steelers. the studio. can you say back to you, tracy? >> back to you, tracy! >> see ya, guys. have fun out there. get me a broncos magnet. as you leave the city, clear. however, that volume of traffic is really starting to pick up. but where you have to be mindful of is past georgetown. that's where we're seeing the snow and slick roadways. spots. so visibilities at times will be on the low side. we are starting to see a good amount of people getting out there to eisenhower tunnel. so make sure you are taking it slow on those slick spots and you will needed a quit tires. so if you haven't left and you don't have those, you got to
get out to the high country. vail is fresh. a couple inches of powder. a few resorts 7-8 inches of snow. morning snow will continue, especially up into the higher elevations. you will needed a quit tires west of georgetown. loveland pass is closed right now. a lot of these other areas, that travel will be very difficult through the remainder of the morning. these drive times have skyrocketed just in the last half hour. look at all the colors. lots of slowdowns. you are going to have to plan at least an extra hour as of now, and we could see these numbers really increase through the next hour as more people hit the road. kyle and ryan. >> same story ever weekend this time of year, isn't it, tracy? >> saturday. and today we have the weather to deal with as well. >> thank you. appreciate it. again, listen to cdot's mountain travel radio during peak times for traffic on i-70 between denver and vail. up to the minute road conditions.
time to put on the boots and jeans and head out the stock show. >> nick mcgill is having all the fun this morning. good morning. who you got with ya? you, ryan. saturday morning. i am here with paul andrews. he is the president and ceo of the national western stock show. paul, we're here in the coors western art exhibit. it's safe to say, if somebody
they were only going to see livestock, they are sorely mistaken? >> yeah. we have artists from all over the world here. germany, canada, several other states as well in the united states and our featured artist this year, don cohen, is from right here in boulder. there is lots of local artists, too. it's just a great experience to see in fine western art. >> reporter: absolutely. an international experience, too. let's talk about prices. fantastic. a price range from $30 to a lot more money. but it goes, all that money, if you buy a piece of art, goes to a very good place? >> yeah. so the net proceeds from this particular event right here, the coors western art show, goes to support our scholarship trust. and the scholarship trust supports about 80 students across colorado's colleges as well as the university of wyoming. so there is a lot of good
>> reporter: absolutely. come by. take a look. some really beautiful stuff. guys, i think we could use a new piece in the newsroom. do you think the guys will expense that maybe? >> there is no money for that the budget. >> yeah, they are. >> beautiful work. >> you have been out there? >> yeah. i have gone to the show before. and i met, actually, a veterinarian who benefited from the scholarship money. >> thanks. all right. featuring your family and friends around the neck, that would be a great thing. a wonderful way to have a keepsake, and you can make them for not that much money. >> fix this hosts vida urbonas and becky ditchfield have more. >> welcome back. our favorite fix this studio. vida, you are talking about these in style pendant necklaces that everybody is wearing. they are more personal? >> this is a great gift idea and it's so inexpensive. i did the math and you can make these little you pendants from
them they are so cute. it's a great way to personalize charm bracelets, necklaces. it's a great way to kind of honor -- and a lot of these pictures, if you turn them black and white, they look old and vintage and antiquey. >> i went to hobby lobby and found these little, you know, the backs of pendants. these right here come out. they are like little round kind of pieces like glass. >> magnifying glass. >> and this whole thing was just a few bucks. then they also have some necklaces there that were very inexpensive as well. this one i love. it's the square pendant. i found a backing. a couple bucks for several of these backings. >> this is the important part. this is the glue. i did a lot of trial and error here, and found out a lot of the
used, made the photos bleed. so i found this mod pong that looks like this. this is perfect. put it under photos. it doesn't bleed. and then to attach it, you know, to your back, i found glue that is jewelry glue, that secures your pendant. >> you make them black and white and go from there. i will show you how to do it. you want to work on the square one while i work on the round one? >> okay. i am going to work on the dog, create a round pendant. put your piece on your photo and you trace all the way around with a pen or pencil. once you're done with that you're requesting to cut out on -- you are going to cut out
now that i have that cut out, the next step, what i do is take my mod podge, i put some on the brush. then you attach your photo just like that. you need to let this fully dry for maybe 30 minutes. once that dries, then you can put a little more mod podge. so you really coat your photo so it doesn't bleed. now you're gonna let this dry fully. you could let it dry overnight or a couple hours before you attach it to the back of the pendant. this one is already dry. i am going to show you how to attach the backing to this with
same thing here. put it on like that. dry. all done. >> everything that you're gonna need to know about this project website www.9news.com/fixthis. >> fix this airs every friday at noon here on 9news. next friday they have several fun and easy "star wars" crafts. i will be watching because right now basically we do "star wars" origami. making all the "star wars" characters. >> do you really do this? >> my daughter is really into it.
leader here is drew soicher. >> if the broncos beat the steelers on sunday, they ought to autograph a gameball and send it to cincinnati bad boy vontaze burfict. ben roethlisberger will play. antonio brown was ruled out due to a concussion. and star running back le'veon bell has been sidelined since november all because of burfict, who took out of the steelers' three best players. if the broncos win the super bowl, they need to give vontaze a full share of the post-season bonus money. the nuggets got blocked so many times last night, they must have thought they were at legoland. they opened up a 16 point first half lead over the miami heat. my new favorite player emmanuel mudai.
shot for the rest of the game. 11 blocks. most miami in 30 years. avalanche had the evening off. they play at columbus tonight. college hockey. the denver pioneers beat western michigan and extended their unbeaten streak to five games. quentin shore scored five. they win 5-3. nick the sea lion correctly predicted the broncos would get upset in their first playoff game last year. sure hope he doesn't feel like that again. >> it's time for nick's pick. pittsburgh steelers, denver broncos. do not bring the steelers ball back to me, nick. if you think the steelers are gonna win, do not bring the back. in
this is 9news. the pentagon has released video from a bombing earlier this month at a building where isis held millions of dollars. officials say that had to hurt their operations. north korea wants peace with the united states and it's reaching out today asking for a treaty. and a former child tv star is waking up in jail today all because of a barroom brawl. and the new number one in 5a basketball. could they hang on to the top spot? taylor's got the highlights in prep sports. a live look outside right now. let's take a look at your roads because they are snowy. there is the eisenhower tunnel. you can see traffic is certainly picking up along i-70.
it will be well worth it when you get there. >> it was tough last night, too. a lot of people heading up to the mountains. >> trying to get a head start, right? hey, a lot of orange and blue out in highlands ranched to. people just can't wait to get their hands on those broncos magnets this morning. and of course to meet the lovely belen de leon. >> reporter: hi, guys. good morning. all kinds of fun out here. we have fans from all ages trying to get their broncos magnet. this is anthony. >> hi. >> reporter: he was sharing with me that his grandma is turning 90 today. you're gonna have a broncos themed party for her? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: some wishes for your grandma. she is watching right now? >> the happy birthday, grandma! >> go broncos! >> reporter: we keep giving await the magnets right now. people watched this morning and said i saw you were giving away magnets close to where i live, and i decided to come down and they got their magnets. that's pretty fantastic. come down to highlands ranch. we have the location up on
cheerleaders here as well. how do you feel? do you see all these fans? here early morning to get the magnets. >> i am not surprised. broncos country is dedicated to their team. tomorrow? >> so excited. >> reporter: go broncos! let's get to the forecast. looking sunny. the temperatures this morning are chilly. we have got some teens and 20s on the map. by this afternoon a bit warmer with highs in the 30s. closer to the foothills with those down sloping winds those temperatures could get in the 40s. then in the foothills temperatures in the 20s. here is a look at the rest of your day. we have got sunshine in store for you, but snow is in the forecast for the high country. and you know, i have had my young viewers out here this morning help me do this weather thing. do this tv thing. why don't you say, tracy back to you? >> tracy, back to you. >> thanks, guys. tell your grandma happy birthday. traffic wise, it is a typical saturday.
the drive times have skyrocketed the last hour. add an extra hour to hour and a half on the average drive. 6th avenue to u.s. 6 down at 21 miles per hour. that's probably a good thing because once you get past georgetown, that's when you are going to be fighting the snow. so right around floyd hill, lots of traffic. you're fighting the volumes of people getting out there. but once you past georgetown, that's where those slick roadways are coming into play and the snow. and we have had even some foggy spots this morning. so visibilities have been trending on the low side. so be patient. it will be worth it when you get to the fresh powder. lots of slowdowns through idaho springs. through georgetown fairly clear. as you approach the tunnels, that's the worst of those weather conditions impacting the drivers. slow into eisenhower tunnel. ryan and kyle. >> thank you. you can listen to cdot's
peak times. stream the feed off the cdot website or from their app. on your world news, the defense department released a video that reportedly shows the bombing of an isis cash distribution center it happened in mosul, iraq. the facility is hit with two 2,000 pound bombs. the pentagon says you can see cash floating above the bombing site after the airstrikes. officials say millions of dollars were destroyed. it was at least the second time the u.s. has bombed an isis stockpile. weaken isis financially. north korea is calling for a peace treaty with the united states this morning. it says it would stop nuclear tests in exchange for the u.s. not having joint military with south korea. announcer on the north state-run tv today that a peace treaty was
in return for the u.s. halting joint military exercises. the u.s. state department says it remains open to dialogue with north korea. but the north must take meaningful actions towards denuclearization. january 6 north korea said it tested a hydrogen bomb. question and doubt as to whether or not bomb. in south korea, prosecutors are asking for a 20-year prison term for an american charged with stabbing a south korean university to death in '97. arthur patterson was extradited in seoul in december. a landfall in portugal. it's rare for the atlantic to have a hurricane this time of year, in january. it did less damage than originally feared because the eye of the storm missed an island by 12 miles. it did bring downed trees,
some of the village. first to form since 1938. venezuela's government has declared a 60 day economic emergency. they are dealing with low oil prices. it did not mention any major policy changes, but it's rumored that there will be a currency devaluation or a hike in the fuel. that will be debated this coming week by the parliament there. venezuela has widespread shortages of the basics. in brazil organizers of the 2016 rio olympics are working to meet deadlines and save $500 million. the challenge for the committee is to balance the operating budget of $1.85 billion. brazil is battling the worst recession since the 1930s. organizers say they have a plan in place also to deal with
could spread the zika virus. meanwhile, the cdc is telling pregnant women in any trimester to avoid traveling to 14 latin and caribbean countries, including brazil, because of that zika virus. the virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. it's believed to be the cause in a spike of birth defects. there have been 4,000 cases in brazil in the last year. usually there are 200. the long holiday weekend will give wall street a breather after the worst first two weeks to any year in its history. the dow lost 390 points yesterday. the two keys everyone watching are oil and china. two very important big keys. chinese stocks are down 40% in the last year and are expected to drop more next week. oil fell nearly 6% yesterday and is now below $30 a barrel. experts talked about another factor that could send those prices even lower. a denver police officer critically wounded last month
sergeant in the denver police department. >> antonio lopez jr. known as tony. > [ applause ] >> tony lopez jr. is now a department. stop he was shot a number of times. came extremely close to losing his life. doctors did an incredible is job to save him. he along yesterday with 12 sergeant. his wife, who is expecting in the next few months, helped place the new badge on him. she told us after the ceremony he made a commitment this week to walk on and off the stage. >> i feel like yesterday they worked with him. he was able to do this. he is a very prideful person. so i know that it was amazing to do that with the crutches. >> wonderful. >> isn't that great? >> i mean, so nice to see him up and walking. dad is so proud.
>> congratulations, sergeant lopez. his father was there, as well. prosecutors have charged the shooting suspect with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. all right. an elementary student in nebraska received on out of this world gift at school. a special gift from one of the galaxy's most notorious villains. > al van flores was born without a right arm. get this. darth vader and the stormtroopers came to his school assembly to give alvin a new 3d bionic arm. now, as ryan mentioned, he lives in nebraska. students at the university of central florida made this for alvin. they couldn't make the trip, but his entourage made the delivery. now he can do things he hasn't been able to do before. >> look at the smile on that kid's face. so happy to have it. awesome story. very cool. a look at prep sports. >> yeah, of course we know there is a huge football game tomorrow. we are done with the football season.
in a centennial league tussle. colby ross gets the and one to fall. ross has 19. eaglecrest trailed most of the first half thanks to the hot shooting of patrick o'neal. buries the triple there. o'neill scored 8 points in the first half and creek led by as many as 6. before the break tied at 21 ross strikes again. eaglecrest never trailed again. raptors win 52-48 and stay undefeated. denver south hosting mesa ridge for non-conference game. both teams came out ready in the first. henry tucker car guile steels. mesa ridge would call. a three coming up from day lon jackson. that's not the most exciting part of this game. check this out. before halftime south's jamison would nail a buzzer-beater. they outlast mesa ridge in a tight one 92-86. girls basketball. number four broomfield facing a number 8 rocky mountain in a
start of that game rocky mountain sarah jones had a terrific quarter to keep rocky mountain close. delaney burns three-pointer. shot broomfield fast rocky mountain. they win 61-48 and improve to 8-2 on the season. week in girls hoops. denver west tipping off against emmanuel high school. early in the first, gutierrez finds a wide open perez jordan. she sinks it. the cowboys would jump out to an early lead. it wouldn't be long though before emmanuel catches back up. savannah jones' shot just misses. anderson there to clean it up. the thunder bolts within two. before the half anderson again. this time the length of the court for a bucket and the foul. she had 31 points on the night. the bolts go on to win this 62-51.
non-conference game of the season. third quarter. north up by 13. the generals about to rally off the steal. gutierrez passes to acuna. now down by 9. the vikings right the ship. down in the third. it goes. north's lead back up to 13. north wins 42-26. move over to the ice now. we will see if they can keep the momentum up against the chatfield chargers. they are going to answer this question fast. tony sal var for the first goal of the game less than a minute into game. chatfield steps it up physically. thens spencer with a big hit in the corner. it was tough to slow the mustangs down. stuff on finds the captain in
top shelf for the goal. ralston wins 11-0. we could argue colorado has produced some of the best football players in the country. it turns out we also produced the best high school football field in the u.s >> how efficient are you with the budget dollars you have. how well you use those dollars to keep the natural fields safe and playable. i think the hardest part is really my own exceptions. i want it to be absolutely perfect. >> athletic complex was named the high school football field of the year by the national sports turf managers association. a lot goes into maintaining this field each week, especially considering just how many teams call it home. coming up during the 8:00 prep rally, we will hear more from the field managers and what they think sets the stadium apart from the rest. we have the extended highlights and interviews from our games this week posted online. find it by going to 9news.com/hss. i did a little bit of research on this award, and it turns out
welcome back everybody. we are gonna go out live now to highlands ranch. >> i love all the kids out there. saturday. lots of kids in line. >> reporter: good morning. it is hard to believe so early in the morning these kiddos, they woke up early to get a broncos magnet. folks are saying where is the land? at wildcat reserve parkway. and you know these are the only magnets that we have left. so we are estimating maybe 100 more magnets. you know, folks are waking up right now, they are watching us and coming over here and they
so i think there is some left for you if you are waking up right now. with me now is -- say your name again, sweetie. >> paolo. >> reporter: he has some swag when he says it. show us the side of your head. look at that. now, who is number 58? i know who 58 is. tell the people down there. >> von miller. >> reporter: von miller. you're a huge football fan. huge von miller fan. you have a dance to show us. can you show us? hey, hey, hey! what's the secret to that? all right. so we're hoping that von miller does a lot of dancing tomorrow, right, against the steelers? give me a big go broncos! thank you so much, paolo. let's get to the forecast because we are only one day away for our broncos taking on the steelers and the forecast is looking sunny. that is right. let's get to saturday first. we had some flurries earlier today, especially closer to the areas out towards northeast colorado, but that is fading out. this afternoon we will have clouds move in, and a chance for
it's the second weekend of the national western stock show. this morning temperatures at 22 degrees. around noon 36, and then around 3:00 more clouds, temperatures 38 degrees. the current temperatures are chilly around town. we have got some single-digits in the high country. a couple of those temperatures in the single-digits in mountain valleys. the highs for today will be in the 20s and 30s in the high country, and 30s in lower elevation. it's just gonna be a little warmer than where we were yesterday. a winter weather advisory remains in effect in the high country. so that travel along i-70 could still be a tough one. i am expecting for that snow to the high country. mostly sunny skies here in the city. but later this afternoon clouds increase in the city and late this afternoon and evening that snow increases in the high country as well. now, overnight some flurries are possible near weld county, also not expected to last through tomorrow morning. we are going to wake up to that's gonna clear up before the broncos versus steelers game.
watch out for them. especially those closer to the foothills. some of our mountains could see those gusts up to about 30 miles per hour. those winds tonight in the foothills gusting up to about 40 miles per hour. tonight the temperatures drop to around 16 degrees. mostly cloudy skies. again watching out for the flurries. those accumulations mainly into northeast colorado. tomorrow the high of 35 degrees. on monday gets even warmer with the down sloping winds. 48 degrees for martin luther king jr. day. tuesday 47. yep, those strong westerly winds still helping to warm us up all the way through the middle of the week. wednesday 51 and thursday 50. just to kind of say bye-bye, here is a look at the broncos versus steelers forecast. kickoff temperature 37 degrees. looks like the flurries stay in the foothills and the high the temperatures and the weather here had be cool, partly cloudy, and breezy. thank you so much for that von miller dance. could we do it again? miller dance.
hi. we're still here. >> we are. we are looking at things coming up. >> there is a lot happening. >> a lot of breaking news overseas. of course, we are giving away the magnets. >> coming up on 9news at 8 a.m., al-qaeda militants storm a hotel in burkina faso overnight. the military moves in to take that hotel back. denver fire rushed to a call of a truck that smashed into a building. and if you are heading up to the mountains, expect do wait. there is traffic building all morning long. that side of floyd hill is dry. higher up the mountain hill there is a lot of snow coming down there. good weekend to go skiing.
al-qaida militants stormed a hotel in burkina faso.. killing at least 23 this is 9news. al-qaeda militants stormed a hotel in burkina faso killing at least 23 people. the military has moved in to take it back. denver fire rushes it a call of a truck smashed into a building. the driver could face dui charges, but wasn't the only one inside of that sleek. also, he spent several weeks on the fbi's most wanted list. after a violent bank robbery in lakewood, now law enforcement is breathing a deep sigh of relief. the denver nuggets lose, but one of their fans wins big after getting a nice nugget of her own. she said yes! also, here is a live look at the
lots of snow coming down in the high country today making for great skiing for the long holiday weekend. however, if you are heading up there expect a long steady stream of traffic. there is our shot at floyd hill right there and i-70. the traffic is backed up to genesee. be patient, everybody. out. first big breaking news. iran's state tv station announced the release of four this morning. "washington post" reporter jason razian is citizen convicted of espionage. he has been in an iranian prison for a year and a half now. his wife was in a prison for a short time. president obama has been calling for his release since april. >> nice. and we hadn't heard anything. >> the prisoners were freed as part of a prisoner swap. the u.s. has not confirmed this report at this time.
calls and staying on top of the story. the other big news overnight, at least 23 people killed in a west african company of burkina faso during an attack by al-qaeda linked militants. they stormed the splendid hotel and a nearby cafe friday night. gunfire ramped up this morning as military forces took the building back. they rescued 126 people and killed a total of four jihadists. female. this attack was launched by the same extremists behind the mali in november. 20 people died in that incident. in the metro area right now all the lanes are back open on i-25 at east alameda after a bad overnight. tweeted this picture of this accident. look at the damage to that truck. several people were hurt. happened around 3 this morning. one person's injuries are
could have been a factor in this crash. all right. of the broncos. there are still some magnets to give away. belen de leon is out in highlands ranch having all the fun. are there stilling magnets left? >> reporter: goodness. it's funny that you ask that. who do we have here? >> pat. >> reporter: she just woke up. she decided to come on out because you wanted a magnet for? >> my son whose birthday is the end of the month. >> reporter: he lives where? >> in lancaster, california. he is a graduate of cu. >> reporter: how about that? we are gonna give her the last magnet of the morning. you're a lucky woman. thank you so much for making it to everyone else who made it run out quick. that's how it's been for the past few days. we have another broncos magnet give away tomorrow morning. go to 9news.com to find that location. viewer. appreciate that.
>> reporter: we woke up to some areas of flurries around the city you. but we have clear skies right now. areas of patchy fog also in northern colorado. but that's gonna clear up and we are gonna have some sunshine for you. temperatures right now in the teams on the map and also single-digits closer to the foothills. afternoon highs are gonna be a bit warmer than where we were yesterday along i-25 and the foothills, temperatures in the 20s. the rest of the day enjoy that sunshine. later this afternoon those clouds will increase and we are tracking a chance for some snow this evening on the front range. when arrives, how much we will see, i have got those answers coming up. yep, all done with the broncos magnets for today. we will have more for tomorrow. but anyway, i am still here at king soopers. i think i might do some shopping. tracy, back to you. yeah, as get out and hit the road, pack some water and snacks. drive sometimes, add an hour, hour and a half, two hours to
roadways looking clear weather-wise. once you get into the higher elevations we are seeing the snow and the slick roadways. so adequate tires are going to be needed with that as well. so that snow going to continue on and off through the morning the afternoon. that's why we need the adequate loveland pass is closed. if you take the back way to get into breckenridge, u.s. 9 not looking very good this morning. so you may want to just tough it out and stick it out on i-70. those roadways a little more clear with all of that traffic. so 134 minutes from 6th avenue all the way out to the tunnels. average driving is speed 20 to 21 miles per hour. not moving very fast. we are battling some patchy fog past georgetown. so the fog, some snow, some ice. a lot of things to consider this morning. you are gonna have to be patient. take it slow. loveland pass, you see that purple, we talk about the
on the map, purple means it's closed as of now. keep that in mind in you are heading out to the high country. kyle and ryan. >> yeah, just about that time, isn't it? 8:00 on a saturday morning. you know you're gonna be waiting. >> the same idea with the fresh poudre out there. >> thanks, tracy. listen to cdot's mountain travel radio during peak times for traffic conditions on i-70 between denver and vail. stream that feed from the cdot website and their app. weekends. weather nation. >> certainly do. a driver could be facing dui into a building. it happened on south dover street yesterday. witnesses say a young girl was inside of that truck when it crashed into that building. the driver was taken into custody. possibly facing dui charges. thankfully, nobody was hurt. he spent weeks on the fbi's most wanted list. now myloh mason, known as one
the "scream" black friday bank robbers, is in coming up. police say he and two others wore masks when they robbed two banks violently carjacked drivers and shot a couple of people in the process. all right. a warning for women who leave their things on their front seat of the car like the purse. be careful because there is a group of criminals called the felony lane gang that are targeting us. 9news reporter vida urbonas is in the information center with more on this. the thefts are happening in douglas and arapahoe counties. >> reporter: this is scary. investigators say they are targeting women who leave their cars unattended in douglas county and in aurora. the thieves also hit gyms and daycares. other places where women often go. they are after our purses, our checkbooks left behind in vehicles. now, the criminals will try to cash the checks using the drive through lanes at local banks. deputies tells us there are ways to keep our money and ourselves safe.
their vehicles when they leave their cars, even if only for a minute. these criminals know it takes less than half that time to take your stuff out of your car. >> reporter: arapahoe county investigators say several thefts happened on december 17 and 18 and they know of other thefts in douglas county and aurora. they often work in teams of three or four members and may idle in lots while they survey the area. investigators say people should report any suspicious activity right away. in the information center, vida urbonas, 9news. >> thanks. a clear county deputy says his fatherly instinct helped him save two little girls who investigators say were abducted by their father. alex perez was wanted on a warrant from southwest michigan. the deputy spotted a car parked in a car. he walked to the car with perez and two girls inside. a dispatcher radioed back with disturbing information.
double homicide warrant. officer safety bolo. and an amber alert with the parental kidnapping with two children in the back seat. my first thought was i needed to get that male out of the car. there is no love like a parent's love. that was heartbreaking. >> he says perez struggled a little bit getting of the car, but he was finally able to pull him out of there. perez is the father of those children. he is accused of killing their mother and her father back in michigan. legend high school will spend their weekend mourning a student who died after being pulled from an icy retention pond in parker. a vigil was held last night for patric lantz. peopled laid out flowers, lit candles. he was underwater for 35 minutes before rescuers got to him. two other teens were rescued. one in critical condition. the other released from the hospital. in hawaii crews are looking for 12 marines missing at sea and asking the public to report any debris they might find following a collision of two military helicopters off the coast of oahu.
other midair during a thursday night training mission. military officials say there were no radio distress calls. the weather now is making the search for the marines very difficult with swells reaching 16 feet. still the coast guard says its goal is to find survivors. some young adepartments who have cerebral palsy are aging faster because they are not moving enough, and developing other conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammation arteritis. former patients are come back to the gate lab. they get hooked up with sensors that capture everything that goes into a single step. how the muscles fire up, how the -- the length of each step. jillian here has done this before, but it's been a long time. >> even though cerebral palsy is a pediatric onset condition,
we have to be vigilant in terms of being able to understand how cerebral palsy affects you over your life span. >> jillian is part of a federally funded study taking part in this lab a children's. it's the only one of its kind in the region. i will have more on the findings and more importantly what this means for her future tonight on all right. now back to the big game. big game. you guys are gonna be out there on the field tomorrow morning? >> so exciting. >> preparing for the broncos. making sure it's clean and ready to go. >> and then they will kick you out. >> we can't stay for the game? >> no. >> broncos are looking for revenge against the banged up steelers offense. antonio brown is not going it play. will ben roethlisberger play? that's still a question. the game starts at 2:40 at sports authority field mile high like kyle was saying. jessica and i are going to be live. we are going to be freezing. we are going to have a great time. it's going to be fun and everything is going to be awesome tomorrow when the
hopefully. >> oh, please. >> yeah, it's gonna be a good game. you won't want to miss our special edition of 9news at 5 tomorrowing evening. coverage extends to 7:00. live in the locker room with reaction from the team starting tomorrow night at 5 p.m. on 9news. okay. the nuggets playing the heat last night. didn't go so well for us. but there was a very heartwarming moment right off the courts. okay. there was a woman who thought she was on the kiss cam, right? that was exciting. turns out her man had a surprise for her. >> kiss cam. but he said, no, no, no. she goes, what? will you marry me? >> there it is. >> and she said yes! that gorgeous bouquet. >> the special moment. flowers. she is staring at the ring.
welcome back. highlands ranch. people showing you might be upset because belen de leon ran out of the magnets at king soopers. >> good to see belen there. >> a total plus, no doubt about that. >> reporter: yeah, you know, i have been taking pictures alongside of the broncos cheerleaders. and they've been signing autographs as well. but i'm with nicky and josie. out. now. for today your forecast is
the front range. we did have some flurries and areas of patchy fog into northern colorado, but that is burning off. this afternoon clouds increase. breeze. i think those winds will be foothills and mountains. to start. plenty of sunshine. you know what? it's gonna be dry. 36 at noon and 38 by 3:00. the temperatures right now, if you are gonna go outside and walk the dog, you need a jacket. we have teens on the map. single-digits towards greeley and the high country. a few of those single-digits and teens as well. your afternoon highs are gonna be in the 30s and lower elevations a little warmer than where we were yesterday, and 20s and 30s on the map for the high country. now, we still have that snow falling near the johnson eisenhower tunnel and we also have a winter weather advisory in effect to 9 a.m. that snow will wind down through noon. then it's expected to increase overnight again for the mountains, especially the north and central mountains. your futurecast is gonna keep us
now, it's not until about 3, 4:00 we see the clouds increase, and then overnight we will see that snow trying to make its way into northeast colorado. so light snow a possibility into northeast colorado and the eastern plains through tomorrow morning. we could see some very small flurries here in the city, but by and large it's gonna be a dry forecast overnight. skies will be mostly cloudy. those winds will be stronger at times, especially closer to the foothills. the front range mountains, and some mountain slopes also. gusts up to 30 miles per hour. so watch out for that. especially if you are gonna be on the summit doing skiing or snowboarding. we could have stronger winds at times. tonight 16 will be the overnight low. again watch out for those winds closer to the foothills. tomorrow the high 35 degrees with a chance for flurries early, then skies clearing. i think we have a great forecast for you for the broncos game. on monday 48 degrees. tuesday 47. 50s in the forecast for wednesday and thursday. the forecast for tomorrow is looking really nice.
up, right? >> that's the plan. we are we are chaps. >> reporter: what does tomorrow look like, josie, as you go in? a playoff game for you, too. >> sure, we show up five hours early before the game starts. full practice. just get ready for the day. go out and meet some of the fans. then it's game time. >> reporter: you guys were filling your calendar. look at sam on the cover. where can folks get the calendar? >> we will be selling the calendars through the day and probably for the next couple of weeks. if you go onto our website on broncos, you can see where we'll be. come pick one up. >> reporter: all right. thank you so much more coming out. good luck tomorrow, and go broncos! back to you. >> absolutely. the calendar got ryan's attention. >> i have a drew litten calderon desk. i can make room. no problem. >> reporter: i will become close friends with them so i can get one for you. >> that's my girl. thanks, belen. hey, he is a former bronco and, boy, can he cook.
breakfast this morning. we invited mark. >> i got a kick in my mouth. >> we are trying new products i just got. some good stuff here, mark. second. >> we have the hot chicken. we have got the chicken. medium pork. medium vegan and hot park. we are gonna also release a line of green chili queso. i want to give you a tip on the tailgate.
heat up good green chili. grab your free owes. fritos. crunch these up a little bit. take a scoop of the pork green chili. >> oh, my. >> in the bag. >> this is a great tailgating idea. >> absolutely. throw a little cheese on top of there. trust the fact that i washed my hands as far as you know. take your spoon and now you got a walkable frito pile. i will make you one. i will make you one as well. but go ahead -- wait, wait. it's gonna be -- it is unbelievable. >> i didn't think it would make sense. it does. >> yeah. it is awesome. absolutely phenomenal. >> and in a paper bag. >> absolutely. bring some wine, you know? box wine, you know? >> fritos. >> how easy is that? a little tailgating for you right here this morning. very easy.
that's our medium pork. we have flavors. taste that queso dip. it's the best queso you have ever had. >> ever? >> ever. >> it's got a little bit of kick. can you handle it? >> it's good. >> find our products in the freezer sex of the king soopers and deli section of the costcos. >> and let's talk broncos. >> what do you think about tomorrow's game? we have injured players. antonio brown is hurt. is ben gonna play, roethlisberger, and if he doesn't, what is that going to mean for the broncos? >> he is gonna play regardless. it's a matter of how strong his arm is. how he can push the ball down the football field. antonio brown, he is the best receiver in the league. he is uncoverrable. he showed that to us the first time we played him in the second half. the bottom line, it gives the broncos an advantage, this defense an advantage to be able to play them.
football team and dangerous football team. >> yeah. >> yes. thank you. you can do that all day long. >> well, and that's -- on the steelers' side of the offense, now, on the broncos' offense we have two great quarterbacks. i mean, obviously, in peyton manning. but do you think brock will see any playing time at all? what will that situation be? >> i think there is a couple of things. week 17 match-up where peyton manning came in the third quarter, people talked about the throwing the football. he had nine attempts. he threw the ball outside the numbers with velocity. great food energy. moving around in the pocket. he just looked like a healthier version of what we saw back in 2012-2013. so he moved the ball well. he moved in the pocket well. the second was his ability to diagnose the defense and check out of a bad play. that's the advantage that peyton manning gives us on the offensive side of the football. we still have struggles with our offensive line. that's not gonna change any
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a full share of the post-season bonus none. the nuggets got blacked so many times last night, they must have thought they were at legoland. my new favorite player emmanuel mudiay, safe! that seemed to mike whiteside angry. he swatted every shot the rest of the game. 11 blocks. most miami denver opponents in 30 years. nuggets lose 98-95. avalanche play at columbia. the denver pioneers beat michigan. quentin shore scored five. they win i-225-3. nick the sea lion correctly predicted the broncos game last year. sure hope he doesn't feel like
>> let's go to the denver zoo. it's time for nick's picks. >> atta boy. >> pittsburgh steelers. denver nuggets broncos. do not bring the steelers' ball back to me, nick. if you think the steelers are gonna win, do not bring the ball back. he's got the broncos ball in his mouth! broncos! i'm not falling in that water. it's too cold. >> pre-season game in august, maybe i dive in.
treaty. and a former child tv star is waking up in jail this morning all because of a barroom brawl. and there is a new number one in 5a basketball, but could they hang on to the top spot? taylor's got the highlights in the prep rally. a live look outside right now. it is very busy out on the roads as people are trying to get up to the high country. plenty of snow falling up there as well. see if we can get a look. eisenhower tunnel there. you can see the traffic moving nice and slow for you on a saturday morning. that's the story of january in colorado. >> right. any time going up to the mountains. especially on the long weekend. >> look at that shot of floyd hill on i-70. that's the name of the game today. >> if you are leaving now, you got to expect that. >> get up there by the afternoon and enjoy the fresh powder. police in castle rock are involving a wrong-way crash. officers say the driver appeared to be disoriented and drove eastbound in the westbound lanes before slamming into another car
>> amazingly, no one was hurt. alcohol not believed to be a factor in this crash. we will follow it and figure out what happened. but that is new this hour. orange and blue at highlands ranch. people can't wait to get their hands on the magnets. they ran out. belen de leon never runs out of steam. she has a look at the game day forecast. >> reporter: we are chitchatting with the broncos fans. we have no more broncos magnets. so your best bet is tomorrow morning. set those alarm clocks early in the morning. here is the location. get a pencil. get a pen. it's 2750 south colorado boulevard. so if you have not got-a magnet, tomorrow there is another opportunity. that location is 2750 south colorado boulevard. at this location we have no more. so, i mean i am going to be just a little bit longer. if you come up to me, i have no magnets to give away. i will give you a hug and maybe
broncos magnets again tomorrow, that giveaway at 2750 south colorado boulevard. let's get to that forecast because we have sunshine in support for you today, at least here on the front range. we woke up to some areas of flurries, but those have since moved out of the picture. we also had some areas of patchy fog into northern colorado, but that is burning off. here is a look at your temperatures right now. it is chilly, of course. it's the morning. it's january. we have got some teens out there on the map. this afternoon highs are gonna be just a bit warmer than yesterday in the 30s and 20s closer to the foothills. sunshine in store for you, and then this afternoon those clouds will increase. notice that on doppler radar 9 we have snow closer to the foothills. travel advisories in effect for the high country, especially along i-70. look at what's upstream. we have another wave of snow colorado. snow will increase tonight and mountains. the i have the answer coming up. a look into the mountains. there. folks are going to be happy?
powder as you head out into the high country. so conditions gonna be great for skiers and snowboarders. great for the holiday weekend. not great for your saturday morning travel. we are waiting for that snow to wrap up. you will needed a quit tires west of georgetown. loveland pass remains closed. if you are taking the back way into breckenridge, it's going to be very difficult with those slick roadways. so kind of keep that in mind. maybe your best bet is to tough out these long drive times on i-70. average speed 24 miles per hour. it's probably a good thing once we get into those snowy spots that we are on the slow side, accidents. slow through idaho springs and past georgetown. so add another hour, hour and a half on to your drive time. we are still dealing with a couple of areas of foggy spots. as belen was staying, that fog
ryan and kyle. >> okay. >> tracy, all right. thank you. hey, you can listen to cdot's mountain travel radio for traffic conditions between denver and vail. tune into the cdot website or their app. traffic reporters will be giving up-to-the-minute road conditions there. and thank good tracy is with us this weekend. >> we need her. >> holiday weekend. people are going skiing. tracy, you can see during the week on weather nation, a source news. let's get you world news. the defense department released a video that reportedly shows the bombing of an isis cash distribution center. it happened in mosul, iraq. the video begins with an overhead shot of the building in stronghold in iraq. it's hit with two 2,000 pound bombs. you can see cash floating above the bombing site after the airstrikes.
it was the second time the u.s. has bombed a cash stockpile. it's part of the strategy to weaken isis financially. a peace treaty with the united states this morning. it says it would stop nuclear tests in exchange for the u.s. not haven't joint military drills with south korea. they say their peace streety would be possible -- treaty would be possible in return for the u.s. halting the exercises. to dialogue with north korea, but actions towards denuclearization. there was a lot of talk about a hydrogen bomb and a lot of question as to whether or not it was indeed a hydrogen bomb. in hawaii today crews are looking for 12 marines missing at sea and asking the public to report any debris they find following the collision of two
military helicopters slammed into each other midair during a training mission on thursday night. military officials say at the time there were no radio distress calls. now the weather is really making the search for these marines difficult with swells reaching 16 feet. still the coast guard is saying today its goal is to find survivors. the former save by the bell actor dustin diamond has reported to jail in wisconsin. he turned himself in last night on misdemeanor charges of a concealed weekend. he was best known as screech on the 1990s tv show was convicted last june after pulling a knife during a bar fight. diamond testified he was the fight. he is set to serve four months behind bars with work release. the 110th annual western stock show is going along now. new performers, competitors and the old faithful. >> vida urbonas headed out to the stock show and joins us with
>> reporter: hi, guys. yeah, i am here with jason goodman and the funder draft horses out much fort collins. we have got jack. they are ready to go? forces. this is what they are bred to do, pull wagons and big loads. >> reporter: this an amazing feeling to be up here. these are huge horses? >> these are draft horses. this we in 2,000 pounds apiece. traditionally, we would have six pulling this large freight wagon. we could see over top of a six or eight horse hitch and see where we're going. >> reporter: i spent some time with tough and jack. jack likes to be scratched under the neck. great personalities. >> they have a lot of personality. they are nicknamed the gentle giants. they are willing to please and they like to work. >> reporter: and there is a lot of prep that goes into this. there is a lot of grooming.
braids. the braid in their mane, and the show harness. a lot of cleaning. >> reporter: when can people see them at the national western stock show? >> they are gonna be on display every day here for the duration of the stock show and we are gonna do performances for every pro rodeo. >> reporter: you are gonna teach me how to drive them. is it hard? do i call it dry? >> driving. >> reporter: show me how. >> we are going to give them a command to start. then from then it's just right, left, over, backwards. so you have the lines. you have right line, left line. you let them out. give them a command. >> reporter: all right. i am trying to do this. i am going to wave. we are at the national western stock show with the draft horses out of fort collins. i will see you guys later!
the stock show and -- >> a great experience. fast. gregg moss and i were like, holding on to our life. >> hoping i didn't get sick. >> you didn't know what you >> they go fast. >> you heard it from kyle dyer. now you know what actually happens at the stock show. >> it was a memory. >> thanks, taylor. a lot going on? >> yes. big basketball games. new number one in 5a. the broncos big game tomorrow. crews have been working for weeks to get that field ready. no different at the prep sports level. one high school stadium getting a lot of attention.
the winter sports season, a new number one in 5a basketball. eaglecrest getting it done on the court. you thought they were down. creek. colby ross putting on a show. he gets the and one to fall. ross with 19. eaglecrest though trailed most of the first half thanks to the hot shooting of patrick o'neal. the triple there. he gets the feed from hayden par. o'neill scored eight points in the first half and creek led as many as six. right before the break tied at 21 ross strikes again. he'll beat the buzzer. eaglecrest never trailed again. raptors win 52-48 and stay undefeated. mesa ridge for non-conference game. henry turker steals and dishes
they hit a three from daelyn jackson. a buzzer-beater. denver south outlasts mesa ridge in a tight one 92-86. over to girls ball. number 4 broomfield facing number 8 rocky mountain in a ranked game. start of that game rocky mountain sarah jones had a terrific quarter to keep rocky mountain close. but down low. chases all around. to 8-2 on season. a huge rivalry game going down this week in girl's hoops. denver west tipping off against emmanuel high school. early in the first gutierrez finds a wide open perez jordan line. early lead. it wouldn't be long before emmanuel starts to catch up. savannah jones shot misses.
two. before halftime we'll see anderson again. this time, though, she'll take it the length of the court for a bucket and the foul. she had 31 points on the night. the bolts go on to win this one 62-51. denver north hosting jesuit in the vikings final non-conference guam of the season. third quarter north up by 13, but the generals about to rally. off the steal and gutierrez passes to acuna. lead down to 9. the vikings though would find a way to right the ship. time winding down in the third. segura launches a three. it goes. north's lead back up to 13. down the stretch the vikings prove to be too much for arupe. north wins 42-26. over on the ice now. ralston valley rises in the rankings. we will see if they can keep up that momentum against the chatfield chargers. and they are going to answer that question pretty fast.
of the game. there. chatfield stepped it up physically. spencer with a big hit in the corner. still too tough to slow the mustangs down. ralston valley extends the lead if the second period. cody noel sends it top shelf the goal. ralston wins 11-0. we could argue colorado has produced some of the best country. the best high school football field in the u.s >> during the winter. >> it gets chilly with the wind out here. >> most of us get a break from yard work. but the north area athletic complex isn't your average lawn. and its caretakers not your everyday gardeners. >> we have a dedicated staff. we are here year round, and this is what we do. >> reporter: what they do is mo,
this football field every week during the high school season. >> arvada west, golden, pomona, sandy lake play here. >> reporter: their green thumbs are paying off. it was recently named the high school football field of the year by the national sports turf managers association. >> have to really put our best foot forward every day, every week and to be able to have the field ready for the team. >> reporter: with two to four games a week and them constantly aerating the turf, you would think it suffers. the coaches say not even a little. >> the thing about grass is it usually goes bad. not at the n n naac. what happens come spring?
welcome back. a live look outside right now. >> look at that snow. >> you can't see the roads any more. >> i want to see the mountains. you know what i mean? >> i think a lot of people in those cars have the exact same mentality. get up there. >> get out of the car. >> get up into the lifts. absolutely. >> nine minutes. >> about time. they are going to be there on time. if you are leaving now, expect traffic along i-70. lots of orange. lots of blue out in highlands ranch today. that's where belen de leon is
you got rid of all those magnets, belen. no surprise. lots of fans stopping by? >> you got your chili. >> reporter: guys, i have got a confession. >> what's the matter? >> reporter: something's wrong with me. i don't know. ate. >> did you eat too much? >> reporter: maybe it's because maybe. i don't know. matt, can you feel me? am i a little warm. i think that's what it is. i have got broncos fever! >> i was worried we would have to call dr. john in. >> reporter: no dr. john needed. i've got broncos fever. i will talk to him tomorrow. we have got broncos fever. the locations they are taking on the steelers. they are gonna beat them. let's get to the forecast. we have to get through saturday. looking nice. it's looking sunny here on the front range. afternoon. now, we did have some flurries and patchy fog.
the picture. you know, it's the second weekend. national western stock show. the temperatures early this morning 22 degrees. around noon 36. current temperatures right now teens, single-digits in some parts of lower elevations of the high country. still cold. temperatures still below zero in the valley. your afternoon highs in the 20s and 30s in higher elevations and lower elevations we're talking about 30s from fort collins, greeley. hello, laramie. 25 degrees in the panhandle of nebraska in the 30s. a winter weather advisory remains in effect to 9 a.m. another batch of snow will arrive late this afternoon and evening, and that snow is expected to increase tonight in the mountains. here on the front range we have sunshine in store today. it's not until late this
overnight it turns mostly cloudy and then we will have a chance for some snow, especially in parts of weld county, northeast colorado. that will last through 9:00 in the morning. that weather is expected to clear up just in time for the broncos versus steelers game. also have to watch out for some stronger winds, especially in the high country, and closer to the foothills also. i am talking about gusts that could get up to 30 miles per hour through this evening. possible gusts in the foothills up to about 40 miles per hour. so something to watch out for. but you know what? thankfully, those winds will help it feel a little better as far as the temperatures go. mostly cloudy skies. tomorrow the high of 35 on monday martin luther king jr. day a high of 48. a great forecast for the parade. wednesday 51. on thursday a high of 50 degrees. steelers forecast. tomorrow skies partly cloudy. kickoff temperatures are expected to be at 2:30. if you didn't get your broncos magnet, we have another tomorrow.
you know what? i need some extra room because as i say good-bye we had a gentleman earlier giving us his kind of touchdown dance. let's see if i can do it again t it looks a little something like this. >> there you go. >> go broncos! >> going on tomorrow for sure. thanks so much. . >> there is a disturbance in aisle 9. >> clean-up aisle nine, belen de leon. arrived in the building.
for a year and a half now. his wife was in prison for a while as well. calling for his release since april. released. >> the prisoners were freed as part of a prisoner swap agencies. we will bring you the latest through the day on 9news. thanks for being with us. we appreciate it. enjoy that fresh powder if you