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BOULDER, Colo. — Dan Daru heads to the Boulder Running Company in Cherry Creek to test out the Saucony Stride Lab.

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The residents of the unincorporated town of Wattenberg located in south western Weld County recently found themselves without safe water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation due to elevated nitrate levels in their water system. Nitrate in drinking water is a serious health concern, especially for infants less than six months old and the elderly.

Upon hearing about the issue in Wattenberg, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer directed the Department of Public Health and Environment to have potable drinking water delivered to the residents, renting a potable water trailer capable of holding 6,000 gallons of water.

“As soon as we heard about the situation in Wattenberg, we took steps to get safe drinking water out to the residents,” said Commissioner Kirkmeyer. “This is no different than anything else Weld County would do for any of its residents in a time of crisis.

Police uncover body behind Boulder Target

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder police opened up an investigation after discovering a dead body behind a Target store Tuesday morning.

According to Boulder’s Daily Camera, Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel confirmed that the body of an adult male was found near a drainage ditch behind the Target store at 2800 Pearl St.

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene, but authorities did not release any additional information.

Over the past couple of weeks, two other bodies were found outside in Boulder, including 53-year-old Janie Adams on April 4 near the Boulder Creek Path underpass and 51-year-old Ralph Devore on April 5 on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus.

Storms increase flood concerns in Boulder County

BOULDER, Colo. — After last year’s disastrous flooding, emergency officials in Boulder are worried about what we could face in the months to come.

Several inches of heavy, wet snow Sunday and the forecast of additional heavy, wet snow later this week just raise those concerns even more.

But officials and residents in Boulder are working hard to try to be ready for whatever comes as the spring wears on.

Justin Joseph has details in his video report above.


Suspect arrested in robbery of Boulder convenience store

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with a robbery at Lolita’s Market on April 1.

Joseph Patrick Totten was arrested Wednesday evening in a traffic stop after witnesses said he was the person who robbed the store on April 1, the Boulder Police Department said.

He has been charged with Aggravated Robbery, Driving under the Influence of Alcohol and Prohibited Use of Weapon

In the robbery, a suspect approached the clerk about 5:16 a.m. on April 1, presented a gun and demanded money from the cash register. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect gave the clerk back some of the money, telling him that it was for the clerk, BPD said. The suspect then exited the business and left the area in a white SUV of unknown make and model.

Another suspect was also being sought.

Former coach convicted of sex crimes gets stabbed again

BOULDER, Colo. — For the second time in 10 days, a former Boulder youth hockey coach claims he has been stabbed.

Zachary Meints, 26, drove himself to the emergency room Tuesday afternoon after he says someone wearing a bandana over their face stabbed him in the abdomen with a folding knife. Police say this happened in the 2100 block of Pine Street just before 3 p.m.

His injuries were not serious.

In 2012, Meints pleaded guilty to sending thousands of sexual text and Facebook messages to players under 15 years old.

The suspect in Tuesday’s stabbing has the following description:
– White male
– Black and white bandana, long-sleeve black shirt
– 5’10″ tall, 175 pounds (medium build)

Boulder man beaten with baseball bat during robbery dies, DA says

BOULDER, Colo. — A developmentally disabled Boulder man, who was beaten with a baseball bat and golf club during a burglary on March 31, died Tuesday morning.

On Monday, Boulder Chief Deputy District Attorney Sean Finn said Aaron Tuneberg, 30, was not expected to survive his injuries. He confirmed Tuesday morning that Tuneberg had passed, according to Boulder’s Daily Camera.

Shortly before midnight on March 31, police received a call from a man saying his friend had been assaulted with a baseball bat. Officers arrived on scene to discover a beaten and unconscious Tuneberg inside his apartment in the 5500 block of Arapahoe Avenue.

The attack occurred during the theft of an Xbox video game console, police said.

Austin Holford, 18, and the caller, Luke Pelham, 18, were later arrested in connection with the brutal beating.