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this is 9news. >> the sheriff is calling it quits. peyton manning will retire. we will have details. we have heard it before. planes are full of germs in the bathrooms. boeing has a plan to change that. and change to the way you drive. the technology outside and inside the car is changing. a live look outside right now on our roads. there is i-70 and floyd hill. smooth sailing on sunday, march 6. >> good morning. 7:00 on your sunday morning.
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a big announcement from broncos peyton manning. the quarterback announced he is retiring. >> our sports insider says he has told the broncos. mike, how you doing this morning? >> i am doing great. time to celebrate a career of one of the greats. >> let's talk about this right now. first, what's the next step for peyton in terms of an announcement? when will we actually hear from him? >> i think they are still putting some plans together, but i think it will be tomorrow. i think the team will probably have a press conference tomorrow. he's in town. well, no. he is not in town. so not right now. so we will have to make arrangements to get him in. but i think they're hoping to get him in tomorrow. again, those plans are not finalized. >> and this is a decision that we have been back and forth on for a while. there has been so much speculation either way. even just yesterday some football players were
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going to retire. is this a shock to you, mike? >> no, this was something that was expected. i think really the hints he dropped at the end of the season, first of ball the bill belichick where he got mic'd up where he said this might be my last rodeo. his speech on the podium at the afc championship game where he basically saying good-bye to the fans. he got emotional in his pre- team speech to the team the night of the super. he couldn't control. person. i think that was something to try throw people off. but i think he was 95% certain he was going to retire. long. it was four weeks. not even quite four weeks since he played the super bowl that
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made this life-changing decision. so we'll have to ask him tomorrow what he plans on doing next. but i'm not surprised. it was time for peyton manning to hang it up. he goes out in a blaze of glory for winning the super bowl. >> we have so many more questions for you. thanks. california is waking up to flooded streets this morning. heavy rains turned deadly in the northern farther of the state. that same storm system is on its way to colorado. >> also, belen will tell us when and where we can expect that storm hit. first 9news reporter vida urbonas with more on the dangerous floods and power outages in northern california. >> it could be a taste of more to come today. northern california has seen back-to-back storms.
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trees left tens of thousands of customers without power. a 48 woman died after a car drove into floodwaters on northbound highway 65 in yuba county last night. officers say a man drove a car around blockades on the roads, which were closed due flooding. that car was submerged in six feet of water. the man driving was able to get out of the car. the woman inside was not. she was underneath 15 minutes and drowned. >> the strong el nino pattern brought heavy rain to several areas in california. this video was taken in an area 40 miles north of sacramento. can you see more flooding streets in that area. and more rain, as we said, expected to hit northern california today and tomorrow. in the information center, vida urbonas, 9news. >> all right. thank you. the snow and rain you see on radar is already falling in the high country. can you see it there. it will be warm and dry along the front range today with snow and rain in the high country.
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front range by tomorrow. >> belen de leon joining us now. we are expecting quite the change? >> certainly. a big cool down tomorrow. today is going to be dryer in denver and for most of the front range. in the high country toes, because of that rain and snow that has already started, we will have travel advisories this afternoon. winter weather advisory in the high country and a red flag warning for southeast colorado. so this advisory goes into effect at 6:00. by the time this storm moves out, we could see from 5 to 10 inches of snowfall. good news. we get that moisture wherever can. meanwhile, in southeast california all this area shaded in the hot pink color, that's a red flag warning. this goes into affect at 11:00 a.m. humidity there 11%. any rain or snow today is going to fall in higher elevations. our temperatures are once again going to spring into the upper 60s and low 70s. it's already pretty mild to start in the 30s and 40s.
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afternoon a high in the 60s and 70s with lots of sunshine out there right now and blue skies. but we will have those clouds increasing. i will break down the work week forecast in a few. right now a look at the roads. good morning. driving this morning green lights the whole way. even out of the city. yesterday traffic was light as well. a couple more people getting out on i-70 westbound. drive times to the tunnel 44 minutes from 6th avenue to u.s. 6. eastbound around 50 minutes. now, it's eastbound as you head home that we are really going to need to be mindful of adding that extra time. if you are heading out farther than the eisenhower tunnel, heading to vail, a little extra time. not too bad. it is going to be later on this evening we will be dealing about wet and snowy roadways. so kind of a wintery condition
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everybody heads home from hitting the mountains all weekend. so, you know, we are going to have to plan a little extra time and definitely be mindful of that weather this afternoon. jessica and ryan. >> thank you, tracy. and don't forget you can listen to cdot's mountain travel radio every weekend for traffic conditions on i-70 between denver and vail. up to the minute road conditions. log on to co trip.org. >> and watch tracey's report right here. another big night for donald trump and ted cruz who each 1-2 states on saturday. senator ted cruz won in kansas and maine. the republican side. about 40,000 turned up to caucus on the democratic side. cruz takes 24 delegates in kansas, 12 in maine. the texas senator believes his party is becoming more unified. >> i think the combination super tuesday election results, the
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campaign, and that is a very, very encouraging sign. >> cruz is also celebrating a symbolic win at cpac in washington, d.c. >> donald trump once again playing by his own rooms. he skipped the cpac conference yesterday. the cpac is usually a key stop for republicans hoping win the race. trump took a trip to florida to campaign instead. while in orlando he revealed he wants to limit laws that threw torture, he didn't hold back insults to marco rubio. >> mark had a very, very bad night and personally i'd call for him to drop out of the race. i think it's time now. >> rubio finished third in yesterday's primary elections and caucuses. now to the democratic presidential candidates. bernie sanders is racking up wins in the innovation's midsection. the vermont senator won the
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hilary clinton had a commanding victory in louisiana's presidential primary. it's the 11th state the presidential candidate has won so far and she maintains a significant delegate lead. clinton has her eyes set on michigan. >> we have to win this election and we all know, we all know the stakes keep getting higher and the rhetoric we're here from the other side keeps sinking lower. >> meanwhile, bernie sanders expressed confidence he is on his path to victory. >> so we are doing what i wanted to do. excite people. energize people. bring them out. >> a current standing for delegates. trump leads republicans with 378 delegates. cruz at 295. marco rubio at 123. kasich has 34 delegates. the republicans need more than 1200 delegates to win. clinton leads the democratic
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sanders trails with less than 500. the democrats need nearly 2400 for the nomination. so here's what's up next for candidates with their eyes on the oval office. sanders and clinton square off today. also on the debate stage in flint, michigan tonight. that begins at 6:00 on cnn. of course, water will be a hot topic in that debate. puerto rico is holding its republican primary today. tuesday voters for both parties cast their ballots for primaries in michigan and mississippi. the weather was mild, but all good things of course have to come to an end. our meteorologist belen de leon is going to show us when rain is
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welcome back everyone. our meteorologist bedstanding by in the weather center. belen, we are rain on the way? >> yes, we have rain and snow falling in the high country. let's get right to the forecast. those storms in california have been causing flooding. that moisture is headed to colorado. now, to the scope of what they are dealing with this california, it's not going to be quite as dangerous for us. but we will have that snow in the high country that will make times, especially this afternoon. so a closer look at doppler 9, the state. we have clouds in higher has juans. beautiful right now over denver where we have that sunshine in full force and blue skies. 30s right now. 30s and 20s in northern eastern plains. the
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afternoon highs in the mountains 40s. you know what? if you are the type that likes to ski with snow coming down, well, you're going to get your wish today with the snow increasing. meanwhile, dry on the front range and breezy at times. highs way above our normal high. we should be closer to the 50s this time of year. so we are going to be about 20 degrees warmer than that. 70s in the eastern plains and a chance for some 80s down south. where we're going to have the warmer temperatures is where the heist risk for fire danger is. a red flag warning goes into effect at 11:00 a.m. lasts through 6 p.m. ai yi yi. they need the rain. they need the moisture. today. we need it, too, but it's not going to get here today. not until tomorrow. in the high country more scattered this afternoon. 2:30 more clouds around at that time, but mainly dry. 7:30 we will have the clouds around town, but still that
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now traveling along i-70 back home, skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers could be traveling on wet roads. use those windshield wipers through this evening. a possibility for some sprinkles. but really the main bulk of the rain won't arrive until tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow morning we still have that snow steady out towards the western slope and in our northern mountains. so again this afternoon through tomorrow afternoon, that area shaded in the light blue color, more difficult to drive through. 5 to 10 inches. 38 overnight. sprinkle. partly cloudy skies. then tomorrow a better chance for some showers. the drive into work is going to be fine, but possibly for the lunch hour and even into the early afternoon is when we could see that rain developing and some of these could turn into thunderstorms where we have some thunder and lightning, but the threat for any severe weather really is staying low across colorado.
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clears up by tuesday. wednesday 59 and 60s and 70s as we round out the week on
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welcome back. 7:18 on your sunday morning. we are waiting to learn the identity of a man found dead in lakewood. the body was found near kipling parkway and florida avenue yesterday afternoon. a couple fishing discovered the body. >> we received a call and dispatched at shortly after 2:00 from a couple people that were fishing, saying that something had surfaced to the top of the water right by the fishing docks and they called the police department. >> there is a report of a missing 49-year-old man who disappeared from the green mountain area last month. police are now trying to determine if it's the same person.
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under investigation, but police do not suspect foul play. deputies are warning back country skiers not to hit the slopes at bear creek if you can save yourself. this is after a daring rescue yesterday. a 23-year-old went down the slope when he tum down the hill. a hiker got help. deputies say nice weather helped play a role in rescuing that man. two armed men at large this morning. investigators say two men entered a home on canosa court with guns drawn yesterday. the victims and the criminals got into a scuffle and shots were fired. the man was shot multiple times and is in serious condition. investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was related to marijuana growing inside the house. if you know anything about this, westminster police ask that you give crime stoppers a call. a desperate search underway
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from a royal caribbean cruise ship. it's a 100-foot drop into the water. that area stretches a thousand square miles. a man and his daughter are grateful to be alive after they were involved in a plane crash. louis oberg and his daughter new york from visiting a college. he was approaching an airport when the small plane lost engine power. it crashed into a grassy area next to an industrial building. luckily, the aircraft had a parachute attached. they suffered minor injuries. knees une is promoting intelligent parking assist technology not only in cars. that was the video -- >> wrong video. sorry, folks. >> you may notice the chairs are moving on their own. they are showing off a new invention at world headquarters. those chairs have four sensors on them. they defect each chair's position. a computer calculates the route
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>> it's laziness at the highest level. they aim to have this self-driving car transport athletes around tokyo during the 2020 olympics. >> another reason to be an olympic athlete. boeing has designed a self-sterilizing laboratory that gets rid of bacteria by using ultraviolet light. boeing says in an unoccupied laboratory the system disineffects the toilet seats, sink in three seconds. the company needs to study the idea further before offering it to airlines. >> i like that. all you have to do is flip a switch. we continue following breaking news and the retirement of peyton manning this morning.
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welcome back everyone. 7:23. we have been following breaking news all morning.
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manning. he is nounsed he is retiring. >> mike klis says peyton already told the broncos. he joins us this morning. thanks for coming in. what does this mean for the broncos for peyton, for his family, for the fans? >> yeah. i mean, it's the end of a great four-year era. it was been this time that the broncos won the recruiting war for peyton manning. they gave him a five-year contract for $46 million. when he signed it, he was hoping for five. he ran out of gas. i think got to that super bowl line and he was on fumes. so they got $77 million. he was worth every penny that he collected. four afc west titles in the four years. four playoff appearances. two super bowls. he rides off into the sunset. he and john elway, they are
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two quarterbacks in history who have finished their career with winning a super bowl. both of them are broncos. . >> he is in good company there. >> we have heard so much about ending for peyton. it looks that way, especially after the season he has had. he has had the al-jazeera documentary, his injuries, to missing so many games. >> personally, i think it was the toughest year because of what you said. he had two stories from his past that resurfaced and stained his image somewhat. he had to deal with those. and then the injury that he had to his foot on the field. on the field, he had nine touchdown passes against 17 interceptions. it was his worst statistical year. he really was kind of half benched for performance reasons and half went to the sidelines for injury reasons. brock osweiler came in, played well. had the broncos not fell apart
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osweiler would have been the starting quarterback in the post-season. it really kind of worked out that the team had five turnovers pretty much in a row. peyton came to the rescue in that glams. that was storybook. he is their quarterback in the post-season and he goes out the way he deserved. >> fairy tale ending. what happens next? we know you will be with us in the next half hour. we will get to that. appreciate it, mike. we are going to be right back. first, your comments coming in online. you see donny saying remember his comeback was that game. it was amazing. thank you, peyton. to peyton this morning. >> he deserves it. we know a lot of broncos fans this morning. peyton memories. share them with us by using the hashtag #beon9. >> if you have a signed peyton manning ball, that's not too
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keep sending them to us. weapon post them through the morning. bailey thomas thank you for your
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the sheriff is calling it quits. peyton manning will retire. this is 9news. >> the sheriff is -- peyton manning is calling it quits. a legend retires from 9news. it's a story that has many of you talking this week in 9listens. and more in basketball this morning. now back to the big announcement. peyton manning has decided to retire. >> our sports insider mike klis standing by. mike, we were just talking about the great career that peyton's had. the big question i think so many people have right now is what's next for peyton? now we get to speculate on that. >> yeah. it is going to be interesting to see what he does. first of all, i think he is going to take some time. most of these speculations is
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the john elway route and go to the front office of the nfl. tennessee titans. he has a close relationship with cleveland browns owner jimmy has lin. i think he is probably, we'll find out tomorrow when he -- i think they will have a press conference with peyton tomorrow and he'll be asked that question. but i think probably, first of all, he is going to take some time. more importantly, what do the broncos do? i think they really step up their negotiations with brock osweiler now. they have made him a hardy offer. three years, $45 million count be incentives. >> no doubt about that. it was a big contract that we saw yesterday. and brock proved himself this year. so many people have said this would not have been a super bowl team without him stepping up in the middle of the season. do you think he stays? >> i do think they are trying to commit to him. he has the option, starting tomorrow, listening to offers from other teams. so other teams can go after him.
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texans stepping in there and making a bid for brock. i think at the end of the day, though, brock osweiler will here. there is only one defending super bowl champion. >> very true. mike, we are going to catch up with you in the next block. thanks. switching gears. 7:31 on your sunday. snow and rain in california and it's headed our way. we could see temperatures near the 70s along the front range and snow and rain in the high country. >> let's check in with belen. belen, travel will be kind of tough in the mountains today? >> yes, sir. we have a winter weather advisory that goes into effect this afternoon. good morning, ryan and jessica. let me show you those advisories right now. this area shaded in blue, that's where we are going to have the snow. the pink color, we are not going to have the snow there. the fire danger will increase. so let's get first to the winter weather advisory because it goes into effect at 6 p.m.
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that's kind of the window when it's going to be a little more difficult to travel in the mountains. by the time the storm moves out 5 to 10 inches. the red flag warning. gusts in this area ahead of this storm are going to pick up, hour and humidity will drop to 11%. so the potential for wildfires is to grow is high. we have that moisture towards snow will become more scattered as the sunday rolls on. beautiful view right outside our studios from heyford tower. blue skies, we will have more clouds this afternoon. our temperatures will rise into it's upper 60s and low 70s. it's kind of a mild start to the day right now if you are out walking the dog. 40s fon the map for the city. this afternoon highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. but a cool-down and wet weather work week. i will talk more about that in the full forecast. right now a look the high
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anthony has that for us. if you are planning to get out to the mountains or heading home right now, the roadways are looking dry. traffic volumes are relatively low. so we are keeping the drive times on the low side. 42 minutes out west to eisenhower tunnel. if you are heading back into the metro area, about 50 minutes. everyone is taking their time. it is going to be later today we see that influx of traffic. green lights the whole way. no slowdowns through idaho springs like we were dealing with yesterday. so smooth sailing, but what we have to be mindful of is the high volumes of traffic later on this evening. plan one to two extra hours on the road. we may need to bump that up. you know, we are going to be dealing with the we had roads and snow by this evening. so those traction laws may be going into effect for some parts of the high country. >> thank you, tracey. you can listen to cdot's mountain travel radio for traffic conditions on i-70
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up to the minute road conditions. log on to co trip.org. on to world news this morning. an investigation is underway after a deadly ferry accident off the coast of indonesia. video shows passengers jumping in the water as that boat goes down. 71 people were rescued. search peoples have been looking for four passengers. a captain, a deck officer, a woman and a child. their bodies were discovered yesterday. authorities say boat accidents are common in that area where safety regulations aren't enforce good two italian hostages have arrived safe in rome this morning. they were freed from a hughes in -- a house in a western libya city. they have seen fighting between local forces. the leave came as two other italian hostages were killed in recent clashes. there weren't any firefighters on that truck when flash floods taken for a
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police are questioning two men who allegedly stole that truck and smashed into multiple cars and homes. the truck was totalled. in cocoa beach, florida, a woman allegedly drove drunk through a campsite. it happened yesterday afternoon at a popular camping area near daytona international speedway. four people were injured and taken to a hospital. the woman has been charged with dui and reckless driving. one witness says the driver was so drunk at first she didn't know where she was when she came out of the truck. hundreds -- gregory gun was killed by a police officer. he was stopped because he seemed suspicious.
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a life ahead of his funeral. colorado's best is the focus of this week's 9 listens. a top rinking for denver, a cu buffon the mission. >> and one of your favorite people sailed off this week. >> they have mountains but something about the rocky mountains is beautiful. >> reporter: good to be number one we think. the ranking of denver as the best place to live by u.s. news and world report triggered some discussion about growing pains. some say we need to find the mosstive. remember the late '70s in there was literally nothing but farmland and open space between denver and boulder, colorado springs and fort collins. it was a cow town with pretty limited options for restaurants, transit, housing, jobs. as for natives and transplants, here's a thought. my children are fourth-generation colorado
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this place is what it is and it is ever changing. this place is nothing like it was when i was a kid, but i promise you i will be the last one to complain about colorado. nothing stays the same forever. >> i find myself lost in a unique area in colorado that makes me feel like i am a different planet. >> reporter: the scenery of the state is spectacular. we thank all of you for sharing your family photos for our special this land, rediscovering colorado's national parks. one message. i am loving the series. fantastic job, kyle clark and chris hansen. the visuals provided are breathtaking and the words and narration by kyle pure poetry. we can't take it for granted. >> chase whatever dream they have and it fueled me and made me a better player. >> reporter: cu buff jordan murphy hoping to make it in the nfl.
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shooting and feels blessed to be alive. one comment. way to inspire. best of luck with the nfl. >> here are my three little rules for your life. find a wonderful person to spend your life with. in our case, have you wonderful children. then you arrive at this day, which is the third best day in your life. thank you all. > [ applause ] >> reporter: finally, thousands of you took time to send good wishes to mark koebrich on his retirement. here are a few messages. the very best of the best. there is no kinder, more genuine or more talented person in the business. mark, i will miss you as you have become a reassuring family member. when there has been news breaking events that effect colorado, you reassured me as the floods raged. enjoy the rest. you have earned. is that million dollars smile, mark, i will miss. good luck and the best of health to you as you begin a new chapter in your life. here.
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remember 9listens. >> mark really does have $1 million smile, doesn't he? >> yes. hey, we welcome your comments at kusa @9news.com. the real competition of the iditarod race gets underway in willow, alaska, 50 north of anchorage. the parade of mushers an furry teams glided through downtown anchorage. officials say it was cut down to three miles because of the warm winter and lack of snow. 85 competitors race 1,000 miles to nome. the winter is expected to start in nome nine days after the start. >> they are wearing little shoes. >> they are professionals. >> yes, they are. >> you guys keep me in line.
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our playoff starting for basketball. yesterday we crowned your new hockey state champion. those highlights and sound
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rally. here's taylor temby. >> good morning. it's been four straight trips to the hockey state championship game for monarch. the first three coming up just short of that prize. the coyotes hoping this one holds a different outcome. going. the two teams met at the budweiser event center in loveland on saturday for the
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one off quick in the slot off a turnover. monarch looking promising at the start. regis jesuit replies quickly. regis' jack jordan gets the penalty shot. he is going to get the goaltender to bite and slide it five hole. this game ends one sided. regis jesuit takes the hockey state championship 6-1. >> got down when they got that first goal. deja vu. they have had our number the last three years. gardner stood on his head and made it easy for us. we knew we could trust him if he screwed up. >> the stage is set for the 5a boys final four. eaglecrest knocked off regis and chatfield the dark horse in the tournament upset cherry creek on saturday. they will play the winner of this next game. over land taking on
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trip back boulder to play in the final four. blazers miss from the outside. davis for the rebound and finishes with the dunk. later davis again this time showing range as he knocks down the trey. over land beats dougherty 69- 50. rangeview and cherokee trail. a indict first quarter. charity on the fastbreak. a long pass. trailing by tonight the raiders put distance between them and cherokee in the second. a pass to chris collins, who is waiting underneath the net. 32-2 at half. david thornton with the put back on his own shot. the game's leading scorer with 26. range view wasn't going to let this one slip away. the and one. range view is going to the final four 57-64. 3a in the sweet six team round.
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the pirates came out hot. they led by four at half and continued that momentum early in the third. erskine for the underland lay-up. vince jones splits the defenders. >> puts his team within three. they finally get its groove in the fourth and pull away. the blocker. the two gives the knights an eight point lead. they win this one 47-35. >> we were kind of slow the first half. we wanted to push the ball more. yeah, we just wanted to get the ball down the court. new state champ in 5a girls hoops. defending titlist broomfield knocked out of the tourney on friday. grandview will also advance after beating cherry creek. their opponent would be insided in this game. thunderridge and lakewood. thunderridge off to a great start in the third. martinez with the fancy
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grizzlies extend their lead 28-16. the three is good. that lead is back down to 10. thunderbirds determined not to let it get closer. dallas petty downcourt to taylor russ. a game high 21. thunderridge wins 56-37. >> i mean, honestly, being a two seed that [bleep] us off a little bit. we had motivation. we knew we could beat them. they didn't think about the seeding or anything. got to get that ring. we have eight seniors. so it's our last shot. >> in 4a the valor christian against the -- the foul. bars. mullen's whitney jacob powers drop. mullens fighting to stay alive. in the end valor's game as
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up and under is good. valor christian wins 61-58. >> honestly, just a great win. we played mullen in the past and it's always been a competitive game. we knew this game was going to be competitive. it feels great to win it even by three points or whatever. it's great. >> holy family or mesa vig will be valor's opponent. katie chavez puts the tigers ahead with a three. family. tigers led 15-11 in the first. mesa ridge would fight to keep it close. later on it's kiley shook fighting for the lay-up in the paint. in the end holy family advances by a final of 66-52. ralphie won't be the only beast ocu's campus in 2016. they got another commitment from another wild animal. charging. it's what you do. >> you take a lot of faith. >> when you are known as john the beast.
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process in my own hands. >> reporter: cherry creek's outside linebacker defensive end is storming forward to boulder. >> cu was my first offer to begin with. and that initially that was, okay, cool, that's my first offer. and what can i get more. >> reporter: a sophomore at the time, the offers poured in. csu, nebraska, washington state, others. but each time. >> cu was still up there. >> reporter: the buffs sacked the competition. >> at cu i can be someone who makes a difference and my whole family in colorado can see my friends. ky make a name for myself here. >> reporter: in the past couple of years cu has lost some of the biggest in state recruits. >> i am coming to michigan. >> reporter: he, too, is leaving colorado he hopes that's a trend that reverses starting with him. >> i want to keep good colorado players in the state. it builds colorado into a more competitive state. >> reporter: he is determined to
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to its winning ways. >> i love being part of something bigger than myself. >> reporter: one hoof at a time. >> don't forget we have the extend highlights and interviews from all of our games posted online.
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welcome back. belen de leon in the weather center with our forecast. hey, belen, things are changing in colorado today? >> oh, yes. already started in the high country and for us tomorrow. we will start to see a bit of that moisture arrive in the form of rain. weather headline. one more dry and warm day. anything you have do outside, looking like a great forecast although a little breezy at times. that snow is going to increase in the high country for today. if your plan is to maybe take turns while that snow is falling, today might be the day for you. tomorrow wet, cool weather arrives in the forecast for us here on the front range.
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sun is shining brightly. the skies are blue. the temperatures in the 30s. towards the eastern plains 40s. 50 degrees down south in el paso county. colorado springs 20s and 30s in the high country for right now. fast forward to this afternoon. 40s, 50s for higher elevations. we are going to be unseasonably. should be around 50 degrees this time of year. highs in the upper 60s. could see some 70s. very much like spring. here is a look at radar and satellite. it's quiet around the metro area. we have that cloud coverage sneaking into southeast colorado and the high country where this first wave of rain and snow is already developing out towards the san juans. now, that's just going to keep going as the sun rolls on eventually making its way along i-70. the drive home is going to be wet at times. in the city still staying dry. clouds fleeing this afternoon a little breezy, too. red flag warning in southeast
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afternoon. so it's going to be gustier this that part of the state. tonight possibly some sprinkles. nothing write home about. then through tomorrow morning partly cloudy start to your day as it snow will continue to fall and linger in our north and central mountains. now, for tonight your overnight lows expected to drop to 36 degrees to 39 degrees. so this is going to be mild for our overnight lows. it will be a little breezy at times, but by tomorrow you are certainly going to feel the cooler temperatures as that chance for rain increases. i think the drive into work is going to be okay, but around lunch time and even for that afternoon commute the chance for rain increases. now, for tomorrow the environment is going to turn a little more unstable. so we could see some thunderstorms, hear the thunder, see the lightning. some brief and heavy rain. chances for severe weather, though, is going to stay low. that system is something that comes with the territory. you have spring temperatures,
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in the forecast tomorrow afternoon a chance for those thunderstorms, possibly some of monday into tuesday. by tuesday it clears up with a wednesday 59. thursday 67 friday 71 degrees. can download our 9news app and get better active radar there, hourly forecasts and track the storm as it moves through on monday. >> a great way to stay up to date while we are not on the air. thanks.
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the race starts at 10:15 on march 13. we have much more on 9news.com. 7:56. coming up at eight, much more on a major announcement regarding peyton manning. >> he has told the broncos he plans to retire. he is finish with the holy trinity of 539 touchdown passes, more than 71,000 passing yards. 200 wins if you count the post-season. the question is whether brock osweiler will take over for the sheriff. we are going to continue to update this breaking news through the morning, including mike klis, our broncos insider will be right back with us in the next hour.
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this is 9news. >> a deadly storm floods the streets of northern california. that same system now on its way to colorado. another big day for donald trump and ted cruz with big wins on super saturday. trump calls on marco rubio to suspend his campaign that a couple fishing in lakewood makes a gruesome discovery. and a closer look at a bizarre break-in. men wearing monkey masks break night a wheat ridge marijuana dispensary. and a live look at your drive this morning. it looks all clear along eisenhower tunnel, but belen says with the weather that's coming that could change. we have a full breakdown of your high country traffic in a moment. first, 8:00 on your sunday. back to the big announcement about prost peyton manning. the quarterback announced he will be retiring. >> our sports insider mike klis standing by. peyton has told the broncos. the broncos making it official this morning?
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he told them last night, elway, joe ellis, gary kubiak. it was supposed to come out earlier in the morning, but it came out very, very early. and, you know, now that he has retired, there is a lot of talk about his legacy. for me, i think it's how he brought the game to the line of scrimmage. no more huddle. he looked at the defense. all that. he also had some fundamentals and techniques copied by many quarterbacks in the last 5-10 years. >> people calling him in a derogatory sense happy feet because he moved his feet in the pocket. they thought that somehow that was incorrect or the sign of someone not physically tough enough. now every kid from eight years old forward comes back in the pocket and moves his feet. >> yeah, that was bill polian.
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>> what a decision he made. >> yeah, really. >> he went in the hall of fame last year. >> for good reason. >> in large part because of his decision. >> polian was saying about this retirement process. when you think about retiring as player, there is so much that you need to consider. it's emotional, too. what's peyton thinking about? what is he dealing with as he is making that decision? >> probably his family. does he still have it? he still loved the game. that was his problem. he still loves film work. the week. most players, as they get old, they hate the practice part and they only love the game. he loves the practice part and all the process to it. difficult. that potential coaching prospect, being up in the handling the schemes.
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he is an offensive coordinator. that is what he was as a quarterback. >> thanks so much. appreciate it. the broncos are expected to talk about peyton leaving. we will dear live around 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. manning is respected as bun of the best quarterbacks of the game. >> "sports illustrated" writers talking about his legacy. >> i think he will go down as a guy who showed everybody how to play the position to perfection. and how to prepare. how to play. how to treat his teammates. just how to be the ultimate pro at the most important position >> a pro's pro. we will bring you more insight on manning's retirement through the newscast, through the day, at 9news.com. now to one of our other top stories this morning.
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heavy rains turned deadly in the northern part of the state. now that same storm system is on its way to colorado. >> belen will tell us when and where we can expect that storm to hit us. first, vida urbonas with more on the dangerous floods and power outages in northern california. >> it could be a taste of more to come in the area today. northern california has seen back-to-back storms over the weekend. heavy rain, flooding, downed industries left tens of thousands of customers without power last night in the sacramento area. also, a 48-year-old woman has died after a car drove into floodwaters on northbound highway 65 in yuba county last night. officers say a man drove a car around blockades on the roads which are closed due to flooding. that car was quickly submerged in six feet of water. the man driving was able to get out of the car. the woman inside the car did not. she was under water for 15 minutes and ground. dive treatments had to get her out.
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pattern brought heavy rain to several areas in california. this video was taken in an area about 40 miles north of sacramento. can you see even more flooding streets in that area. and more rain, as we said, expected to hit northern california today through tomorrow. in the information center, vida urbonas, 9news. all right. the snow and rain you see on the radar is already falling in the high country. it will be warm and dry along the front range today with snow and rain in the high country, but we'll see that rain along the front range by tomorrow. >> our belen de leon is joining us now with a better look at when we can expect that snow and possibly rain. >> hi, guys. good morning. this is just the first that has going to move through the state mainly affecting the high country. we will have another whack at it tomorrow and our chances for rain on a the front range will increase. check out those dark skies around this area. that's where we have the rain and snow falling already. >> a travel advisories going into effect this afternoon.
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today. it's going to be dry on the front range and that's where we are going to have those fire danger concerns. a winter weather advisory goes lasting through tomorrow afternoon. i-225 to 10 inches from the system once to moves out. today the winds pick up in southern california where a red flag warning goes into effect at 11:00 a.m. and humidity will drop to about 11%. so there is a wider view. rain and knee out towards the san juans and also in the western slope. meanwhile, here in the city we boulder looks absolutely gorgeous. as we take you through your day, those clouds will increase. going to feel like spring though this afternoon. in the upper 60s and low 70s. 40s and 50s on the map right now. this afternoon short sleeved shirt weather. i think so. tomorrow is cooler. i will break down the work week forecast in a few. a look at the travel. this morning conditions
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there on the roadways. we had a lower volume of traffic yesterday. it's going to ab beautiful day. look at keystone. nothing but sunshine out there now. that's going to change just like belen was saying. so as for now roadways looking dry. eastbound really quiet. westbound we are seeing a few cars out there, but you know it's not causing any slowdowns. so there is enough space between everyone where that drive time is around 45 minutes. so green lights the whole way. later on today it's that eastbound drive back into the denver metro area. plan one to two extra hours for that normal drive time with the influx of traffic, and wet and san antonio road will be a -- snowy rose roads will be a concern. well, another big night for donald trump and ted cruz. each won in two states saturday. ted cruz won in kansas and maine.
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their votes on the republican side. 40,000 people caucused for the democrats. cruz takes 24 delegates in kansas. 12 in maine. the texas senator believes his party is becoming more unified. >> i think the combination of super tuesday election results, the last two debates together has been more and more unifying republicans behind our campaign. >> cruz is also celebrating a symbolic win in the central poll at the conservative political action conference, or cpac, in washington, d.c. >> donald trump is once again playing by his own rules. the frontrunner skipped the cpac conference yesterday. it's usually a key stop for republicans hoping win the race. trump took a trip to florida campaign instead. he revealed he wants to limit loose that use torture when he becomes president. he didn't hold back the insults
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>> marco rubio had a very, very bad night and personally i'd race. i think it's time now. >> rubio finished third in and caucuses. candidates. bernie sanders is racking up midsection. the vermont senator won the kansas and nebraska caucuses. hilary clinton has a commanding victory in louisiana's presidential primary. it's the 11th state the presidential candidate has won so far. now clinton has her eyes set on michigan. >> we have to win this election and we all know, we all know the stakes keep getting higher and the rhetoric we're hearing from lower. >> meanwhile, breaking news expressed confidence that he is on his bath to -- bernie sanders expressed path to his path to
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>> now let's get a look at the current stand inclusion created for delegates across the board this morning. trump leads republicans with delegates. cruz is at 295. marco rubio 123. john kasich at 34. the republicans need more than 1200 delegates to win. clinton leads the democratic race with more than 1,100 delegates. sanders trails with less than 500. the democrats need nearly 2400 for the nomination. here's what's up next for candidates with their eyes on the oval office. sanders and clinton will square off in maine's democratic caucuses today. they will also face each other on the debate stage in flint, michigan, tonight. water of course is hot topic in that one. puerto rico is holding its republican primary today. on tuesday voters for both parties will fast their ballots mississippi. morning. two armed men are at large this morning after being accused of shooting a man during a home
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entered a home on canosa court with guns drawn. the victims and criminals got into a scuffle and shots were fired. the man was shot multiple times and remains in serious condition this morning. investigators are trying figure out if the shooting was related to marijuana growing inside the house. if you know anything about this, westminster police ask that you give crime stoppers a call. a new surveillance video of had a pot shop break in in wheat ridge. it's what the robbers are wearing that caucasus investigators' eyes. they are wearing monkey masks. right now this is when they first come about. they walk past the medical center without the masks on and wearing the masks. investigators believe the criminals are behind another attempted robbery at best colorado meds. if you know anything about this please call wheat ridge police. we have experience mild temperatures lately, but some end.
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welcome back. let's check in with belen de leon hanging out in the backyard. nice and dry now, but that will change in the next 24 hours? >> yes. falling. i want to show you what is happening on doppler 9. we do have one round of rain and snow that's already causing not problems per se, but causing darker skies and bringing some rain and know so the high country. but we will have more on the way a closer look. dry for most of the state with the exception of the san juans
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a view of the city right now. not a cloud to be seen. those clouds will be increasing. temperatures are currently in the 40s around the city. this is the reason i am out here in my sleeveless dress in northern colorado. it is chiller y30s for fort collins and greeley. close to 50 degrees from wray. high country temperatures in the 20s and 30s right now. fast forward this afternoon. 40s for aspen, for frisco, grand junction 56, and lower elevations temperatures will be above normal. we should be closer to 50 degrees this time of year. your highs will be in the upper 60s and 70s. 75 out in wray. and temperatures in southeast colorado in the 80s. it's this same spot that's all warm. those winds are going to increase and humidity's going to be low where we will have a red flag warning that goes into effect at 11:00 a.m. it lasts through 5 p.m. in the high country, oh my goodness, i saw the shots and my jaw dropped. it looks so beautiful from
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thal fresh terrain radioed for the skiing and snowboarding. that snow will arrive closer to the central mountains about lunchtime. the weather here in the metro area is going to stay dry for the next 24 hours. maybe some sprinkles at most, but our real big chance for rain arrives tomorrow. today at 3:30 dry out east. i-25 is looking good. i-70 starts to get a little wet. that rain turns into snow through the afternoon and evening hours. you will notice here in the city it's still pretty dry. possibility for some showers down south near monument hill and palmer divide. tomorrow morning partly cloudy skies and in the high country that snow lingers in our north and central mountains. the drive into work tomorrow is looking good but we could get showers come the lunch rush and the average community. travel advisory for the high 6:00. so between this window at 6 p.m. and then tomorrow afternoon is when it's going to be a little
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i-70 and down south into the san juans where we could see 5 to 10 inches once this storm system moves out of the picture. 39 will be the overnight low with partly cloudy skies. and then tomorrow we will have a chance for some thunderstorms down low. the environment's going to be a little unstable. we could hear the thunder, see the lightning, brief heavy rain including northeast colorado as well. the threat of any severe weather is going to stay low. cooler tomorrow. the high of 52. a chance for showers and storms appears in the afternoon. tuesday it clears up and then we are warm and dry through the best rest of the week. we will be right back with broncos insider mike klis to
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six man pressure. peyton throws. julius thomas there. thomas with a touchdown, and there is the record! peyton manning's 51st move over tom brady. manning this year. >> congratulations! >> i really feel like it's a team accomplishment. certainly an offensive accomplishment. but just a lot of people played roles in this. i think a unique thing and unique thing to be a part of nfl history. >> quite the season. >> what a legacy peyton manning will leave behind. we are following breaking news that peyton manning has announced that he will be retiring. our sports insider mike klis standing by.
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highlights, such a fantastic season. so many great moments. so many highs and lows. a lot of people talking on social media, and i'm sure you have answered some of these questions in the past, how much he is a colts guy and not a broncos guy. respond to that. >> i would say he packed so many great memories as a bronco that he is retiring everybody bit a bronco as an indiana colts. he had two of his three best statistical seasons with the broncos, including the best of all time. that clip they just showed right there. he had the all-time best season? 2013. he had two super bowl appearances. one won with the colts. two super bowl appearances. one won with the colts. all the records he set, the career records, he was wearing a bronco uniform. he was 45-10 here. he was all in. his foundation gave a large percentage to the at risk youth kids here in colorado.
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i think he did so much for the broncos. plus, he is a bronco the most recent. it's the most vivid memory. >> not mention going out with the super bowl. that doesn't hurt. >> and let's talk about his last season for a little bit. it was historic in so many ways. a lot of injuries. to have that documentary aired, too, during the season was tough. >> he did. you know, this last season kind of stained his four years here, except for how he came off the bench and came to the rescue in that san diego game. >> that whole super bowl thing, too. >> yeah, the post-season. yeah, this was an up and down season definitely statistically. it was his worst. he is making the right decision to leave the game. i think he got to the finish line on fumes, but he also got to the super bowl championship finish line as it should be. >> we have just a couple of seconds here, mike. i want to talk briefly about broncos.
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now the potential for brock osweiler pick up with peyton manning left off. can they make it back to the super bowl? if they have the same defense. >> just a reminder, the press conference will be held tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. we will carry it live on 9news and channel 20. >> we have been asking you to share your memories of peyton manning this morning. so many of have you on 9news.com and on our social media sites with the hashtag be on 9. here are some comments this morning of all your peyton memories. michelle wallace thank you for sending your memories to us. we will continue to post these through our show. all you have to do again, use the hashtag #beon9. >> thank you for the great memories. what a fun parade. >> i remember that. >> just so fun. the mass of people. the sea of orange out downtown that day. >> sonya, thank you, we love you peyton. thanks the fun. we will continue to post them.
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for now we are going to go to a quick break.
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welcome back. 8:26. rob, we are right where we should be for gardening this year. >> we really are. what's ahead. we have to go ahead. it's really warm. so why not plant? crops. vegetables? >> yes. and we'll start over here because these are the three that can be planted now that you beforehand. where's it going to go? it's going to be there for 25 years and difficult to move.
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rhubarb or horseradish, a sunny spot that's not going to be overgrown by trees, that you work the soil. >> if you are planning on selling the home any time soon, you? >> that's right. so make sure -- and it takes a while to develop. you can't harvest them the first year. it's a long-term project. by my asparagus garden is over 20 years. i was dreading it last year. >> share the wealthy. >> these are seed potatoes. it's time to plant them in trenches. grab a knife. >> you take the big one. >> two hands on one pad. >> we have got ret potatoes. this is colorado rose. yukon gold and kennick. white, red, yellow potatoes. what you are looking for is the eye. >> like this right here, right? >> right.
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we are going to cut these into pieces. >> i can't watch. >> you want to slice this, right? >> however it works -- maybe a little bit thicker because the potato is the energy that the to grow. >> i am killing this right now. rob. >> also, we'll do onions and shallots and all these things just read my tips. plant them at the right time. especially potatoes and trenches. >> all on 9news.com. appreciate it.
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this is 9news. >> thomas. thomas inside the five and into
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>> manning against in the gun. throws. thomas again who is open. thomas is into the end zone. >> three touchdown passes. off to great start. throws. welker's got it. spins inside the tackle. and wes welker has his first touchdown as a denver bronco. >> peyton manning's fifth touchdown of this game. >> throws the ball. right side. caught by demaryius thomas. thomas in the end zone and the sixth touchdown pass of the game. >> screen pass. he is off to the races. midfield. he is long gone. that will be peyton manning's seventh touchdown pass. he ties an nfl record. and this is against it. >> it's official, folks. peyton manning is hanging up his helmet. he is retiring. our sports insider mike klis joining us. we have been talking about this all morning long. what is the reason for timing of
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there was a deadline here? >> yeah, there was. on wednesday his $19 million salary for the 2016 season would have been fully guaranteed. the broncos weren't going to pay that $19 million. in fact, they had pretty much decided they had moved on from peyton manning. but they wanted to give him the dignity of going out on his own terms, making his own decision. had he decided not to retire and, you know, he wanted to have more time to consider this, the broncos would have been forced to make a move on tuesday, probably release him. but they let him take as much time as he could. the deadline was tuesday for him, since his salary would have been guaranteed wednesday. he made his decision yesterday. so they got a couple extra days now to try to get osweiler done. >> that could have been messy. yeah. >> obviously, a lot of back and forth on whether or not peyton would actually retire. if you look at it, mike, thinking about this in the past couple of hours, there were so many little clues here and there.
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it started right after the new england patriot against the patriots. first of all, we didn't know about the bill belichick conversation. that came out a day or two later whether he said this might be my last rodeo. that was a hint. on the podium in the afc championship presentation he was saying good-bye to the denver fans. his manner, what he had to say, it sounded like a guy who said good-bye. and then in the super bowl, the night before the super bowl he addressed the team and he started getting emotional. and so right then you knew at least everyone knew that was it for the denver broncos. manning and the broncos. the question is, whether he hung them up for good, and that's what he decided. >> and speaking of those signs, it's something peyton's been talking about a long time, included this clip from a while back. >> so i think you do have an appreciation for those faces. you know once you stop playing, you don't get to fly on a plane
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standing up when the plane is taking off. fastened. phone. when the pilot says we can't take off, they are lying because you can [ laughter ] >> you know, because we do it. those are the things you miss when you stop playing. >> your reaction to that, mike? >> yeah, i tell you, when i covered him the last four years, i was neutral, objective, but i had a sense i was covering history. >> you certainly did. and you were. thank you. by the way, we are going to carry the press conference that's expected to happen tomorrow at 11 live on channel and channel 20 and 9news.com. >> don't forget to tune into 9news.com. some other headlines this morning. snow and rain in california headed our way now. we could see temperatures on the 70s today in the front range with snow and rain in the high country. and that rain may hit the metro area by tomorrow. >> let's check in with belen de leon. she is in the weather center with our forecast.
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the metro area right now, but that's changing? >> yes, it is. tomorrow especially. that chance of rain increases here on the front range. in the high country, that's where the rain and know is going to fall today. here is a look at radar and satellite across the country. in the west that california storm that has brought rain, flooding and big time snow to into colorado. the first round of moisture in the state today and then a second chance tomorrow, and that's when we will see those us here in the metro area. so one more warm dry day for us. that snow increases in the mountains. tomorrow turns wet and cool for us here in the metro area. it's beautiful in fort collins right now. check out all that sunshine over the csu campus where the temperatures are currently in the mids 40s. mild as we are starting off the day in denver. 50s in the eastern plains. in the high country a mix of 30s, 20s, and 50s towards the western slope. fast forward to this afternoon.
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it's going to feel like spring here down low. in denver a high of 69 degrees. our normal high is 50 degrees this time of year. 68 in fort collins. 70s out east. a possibility for 80s in lamar. now, this spot that's going to be the warmest across colorado is going to have some strong winds. humidity there is going to drop between 11%. that means a red flag warning goes into effect at 11:00 a.m. and lasts through 5 p.m. but in the high country with that snow falling and becoming more intense, we are going to have a winter weather advisory, and that's going to include the i-70 stretch. so your drive home this afternoon once you get off the chairlift is going to be wet at times. it looks like you will be okay to travel back on to the front range. your futurecast is going to keep us dry in the city. those clouds do increase as we go through this sunday. 7:30 rolls around. partly cloudy. rain and snow andy i-70. a mix of rain and snow really scattered in our high country. overnight here in the city a
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but really nothing to write home about. tomorrow morning the agree work is okay under partly cloudy skies as that snow lingers in our north and central mountains. we will take a look at the rest of the weekend forecast. work week forecast, rather, because tomorrow the chance for rain increases. could we see any severe weather? the answer coming up. a look at that high country travel and tracey anthony has that for us now. thanks, belen. yeah, the roadways this morning relatively quiet. it was relatively quiet yesterday morning as well. it is going to be as everyone heads home. georgetown hill, a few waves of traffic heading both ways actually. some people heading in eastbound. some westbound. like belen was talking about, it's going to be a beautiful day for the high country if you are getting out to the mountains, but it's this afternoon we could see some wet roadways and snow. green lights the whole way for right now. idaho springs a lot of slowdowns there yesterday. smooth sailing. you are going to get out to
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drive time around 40 minutes. later on today at one to two hours, and it could be even more when we are dealing weather. crime on a morning show. >> i am getting better at this. you can listen to colt's mountain travel weekend during peak times for traffic conditions on i-70 between denver and vail. log on to cotrip.org. a deadly ferry accident off the coast of indonesia. video shows passengers jumping into the water as that boat goes down. 71 people were rescued. they are searching for four people. authorities say boat accidents are common in that area where safety regulations are not enforced. two italian hostages freed from isis custody have arrived safe in rome this morning.
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calcagno were freed from a house. the area has seen fierce fighting between isis fighters and local forces recently. two other hostages were killed in recent clashes. 8:38 on your sunday. a look at prep sports. >> we are down to the final season, final sport of the winter season. there we go. basketball playoffs underway. highlights and sound coming up
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welcome back to the 9news prep rally. here's taylor temby. >> good morning everyone. it's been four straight trips to the hockey state championship game for monarch. the first 3 coming up short of that prize. the coyotes hoping this holds a different outcome. regis looking to keep that trend going. the two teams met in loveland on saturday for that title game. seconds into the game monarch receives a gift. one off quick in the slot off a turnover. monarch looking platforming at the start.
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the crease regis-jesuit as jack jordan gets the penalty shot and gets the goaltender to bite. he will slide it five hole. regis-jesuit takes it 6-1. >> he got kind of down when they scored that first goal. kind of deja vu. they have had our number the last three years. and gardner stood on his head and made it easy for us because we knew we could trust him if they crude up. >> the stage is fet for the 5a boys final four. in chatfield. dark horse upset cherry creek 63-5 on saturday. next game. over land taking on dougherty and hoping to make a trip back four. blazers miss from outside. davis with the rebound and later davis once against.
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he knocks down the trey. overland beats dougherty 69-50. also looking to advance in the final four, the fight first quarter, cherokee trail starts with a fastbreak. cougars trail by two. distance in the second. elijah blake lasers a pass to chris collins underneath the internet. 32-22 at half. cherokee sticking with it in the third. a put back on his own shot. range view wasn't going to let this slip way. tyree randall with a hard drive to the net and won. 57-64. this year there will be a hoops. broomfield was knocked outry ralston valley on friday. their opponent would be decided in this game. after taking a ten point lead at half, thunderridge off to a
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basket. 28-16. lakewood tries hang in. the three is good. that lead cut back down ten. thunderridge determined not let it get closer. downcourt to taylor russ. she gets it around her defender for a left-hand line-up.
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welcome back. of course, the big news of the day peyton manning is officially rear tiring and he has all the -- retiring and he has all the reason in the world to be dancing today, mike? >> yeah, he tried really hard to be one of the guys. i mean, just a teammate. just another guy in the locker room. he, of course, wasn't. he was always put on a pedestal to everyone else. he tried. >> a leader in the newsroom. let's get to belen with a final
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>> tomorrow a klans for showers in the area. a better chance for storms in the afternoon. cooler weather and then it dries and warms up through the end of the work week. staten island tuned on social media and on 9 -- stay tuned on social media and on 9news.com. thanks for tuning in.
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right now on balance of power, colorado's democrats felt the burn on tucson. bernie sanders won the state caucus by 18 points, but nationally hilary clinton is the one with momentum for the democrats. and donald trump is racking up huge wins for the republicans. today the road ahead and what it might mean for the senate race in colorado. >> thank you for taking the time. we appreciate it. >> great to be here. >> thank you. >> so if things continue apace, it looks like we are in for a general election match-up that could be trump versus clinton. what does that race look like in your mind? >> well, first of all, who would have thought we would have dom this place? i certainly didn't call this a year ago, six months ago, three months ago, even a month ago. i thought there was still an out. i think it looks good for democrats because polls show that trump is the most beatable
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and i think clinton is going to have a much better job, a much easier path in solidifying the out. >> i think bernie sanders has made hilary clinton run really far to the left, and that's come back from. in addition to that, she just doesn't have the energy of obama. i think that once the people who came out and caucused for bernie start to feel disenfranchised by their ridiculous super make-up, they are going to lose more energy as a party. >> do you not think trump that is made all the candidates move to the right? trump himself is far to the right on some things. >> he is kind of a mixed bag when it comes to policy. it's kind of ever changing. but he had over a million people show up to the polls for him in virginia. >> and the post super tuesday
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i think he is a unifier for the democratic party. he is going to energize our base and bring people out. even if clinton isn't able to accomplish it, going against trump i think will accomplish that. >> gut check time. could donald trump win the general election in november? >> yes. >> too many people have discounted him to this point. i think to say he couldn't win is a huge mistake. >> so doesn't that put a lot of work on the democratic party's shoulders? >> it does, but republicans are going to be fighting two battles. number one, they have got a divided party in supporting trump or not. number two, they have got to look down ballot. >> isn't the real issue, when we skip past the nomination process, trying to win over the people who couldn't have participated anyway, the unaffiliated voters? >> yeah. there. we thought he had challenges getting the nomination and he seems to be doing particularly well there. i think this is a different election than we have ever seen before.
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frustrated after eight years of obama. i think that people are sick of hillary and her stiffness and the fact that she feels entitled to this just by virtue of the fact she is a woman. and i think that people just want to burn the entire thing to the ground and start over. and donald trump signifies that for a lot of people. >> in that same vain, i hear talk i never could have imagined out of establishment republicans. some even talking about do we scrap the gop and set up a new political party? i mean, could that actually happen? could we see the republicans divide into two parties this year? >> i have a lot of friends who are considering supporting gary johnson, the libertarian candidate, former governor of new mexico. and, so you know, it's possible that we could see a rise of a more libertarian either party or section of the party. i think it's yet to be seen.
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and none of the rules of who knows? lying. >> if trump were to win, would that be good for the republican party in the long term? now he is the standard bearer. he stands for what the republican party is all about. of republicans, especially in the establishment, that are going to stand for that. and i think they automatically from what he is doing, and go a different direction, such as third party. >> if clinton is the eventual nominee for the democratic party, should we take her loss in the caucuses here as a sign that democrats around verye -- very enthusiastic in colorado? >> you got to remember that republicans had 15, 16 candidates. that's a tremendous infrastructure to get out early primary voters. democrats had, you know, handful. >> we have more than a dozen
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senate race right now against michael bennet. they are hoping be nominated as the person to run against him. do you see a path for someone who supports trump to win? both. to ask him that question at the debate we will be having on so. but with that many people, it very vulnerable. >> they are going to have to make a decision quick. michael bennet has hitched his wagon to hilary clinton. does this rear it's ugly head for him in november? >> certainly, there are going to be challenges. he has hitched his wagon, as you say, to clinton early on. i think that helps him in a general election.
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each other solidify the base. i think that's a good thing. i think the main question is what are independents voting for? they didn't get to participate in the primary or these caucuses. like republicans, are they vote be anti-establishment, or like democrats are they voting experience? i think that's a question that's going to play big in colorado. that's a third of the electorate. bennett has yet to take a stance on healthcare and what are bernie supporters, people sense of history showed up for a democratic socialists going to do when michael bennett realizes what the political tea leaves looks like and opposes it the same way hickenlooper did. he is going to have problem at the top. ballot. >> a trump affiliated candidate running opposite bennet pushes all those people to bennet and gets them excited about going for bennett. >> we had a lot of complaints about the caucuses on both
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the republicans couldn't parse anytime. the democrats had giant logjams. is it trial to go back to a primary in colorado? >> my family arrived, children in tow, at 6:45. we were checked in at 8 thyrses. i didn't get to participate because i had allowed that much time, an hour and a half, to actually do something in the caucus. it didn't happen. so like working families, parents with young children, seniors, people who work at night, they didn't get to participate either. and i think that is starting to live out its useful life. i think a primary is in our future. >> you know, every four years we talk about this and then some legislator puts it forth and then they look at the fiscal notes and then it dies. we have this discussion literally every four years and it always dies because it costs a lot of money to switch the system. >> thank you for your time.
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this sunday, have the anti-trump? ted cruz has himself a super saturday and donald trump, who won louisiana and kentucky, seems to agree. >> i won ted one-on-one, okay. >> cruz wins kansas and maine and wins the day on delegates. >> donaltrump is not the best candidate to go head-to-head with hillary clinton. >> meanwhile, whatever happened to marco rubio? three thirds and a fourth on a rough night. also, bernie sanders scores wins in kansas and nebraska, but

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