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>> martin remains in serious condition. live in bailey tonight, melissa, corporal carrigan, had an impact on everyone who knew him. >>reporter: he really did, karen, he spent many seasons coaching kids here, on the field at platt canyon high and carrigan was a football and baseball coach, he was also a former school bus driver and school resource officer, one who some parents also remember as a student here. of. >>reporter: cathy barnett says she was the van mom to her son, matt, number 58 and his teammate, number 56. >> he was a really nice guy. >>reporter: nate carrigan who graduated from platt canyon high in 99 grew up to be a protector of his community. >> if i ever fwot pulled over -- got pulled over in this county, minutes. >>reporter: a deputy with the park county sheriff's office for the past 13 years. >> this is one of those things that should not have happened.
calls a high risk eviction, 8 deputies arrived wednesday morning to the home of 58-year-old martin wirth, just north of bailey, to get him out, and instead, were met with gunfire. >> we did not force a violent confrontation yesterday. mr. wirth did. we simply responded to the situation that was presented to us. >>reporter: three deputies were shot, including wounds to carrigan before the deputies returned fire, killing wirth. one deputy taken to st. anthony's hospital remains in serious condition. the superintendent says students and faculty alike are feeling the loss of the well-known and caring coach. >> that's the kind of character and the kind of condition nexts that he had with our students -- connections that he with our students and our staff, you know, he coached alongside of them. many of them he went to school with.
feeion say, we're told and -- feion say and four step daughter. his family is asking that the donations go to a scholarship fund set up in carrigan's name at bank of the west. cbs4 news. confrontation with the police left one man dead in evans near greeley, police were called out to check on a suspicious car, this all went down overnight on highway 85 near 37th street. and the investigation after the shooting shut down 85, starting at about 5:00 a.m. didn't reopen until an hour ago. investigators with a lot of work to do. cbs4's lauren dispirito live on scene, and lauren, police say the man now dead, shot at an officer. >>reporter: yes, they do say he shot first and he missed. they have been processing evidence here at the scene for more than 12 hours, we also spoke to a man who lives right along highway 85 here, he says he heard the whole thing and then found some of that evidence
>> looked like a movie. cop cars everywhere. chasing people. back and forth, all over. >>reporter: it was about 1:30 in the morning when the evans went to check on a suspicious veeg on highway 85 near 40th street. investigators say two male suspects ran and officers chased them. raymond al far ro woke touch the chase. >> cop cars around him. >>reporter: he suz he saw the officers -- says he saw the officers take one man into custody. >> i thought somebody was rattling my window. fire crackers, it was like, 10-12 shots. and then it stopped. >>reporter: investigators say after catching one man, a second suspect got away and hid for two hour, 3:30 a.m. the hopped suspect officer. he yelled, shoot me, kill me, three officers fired on him.
around here, for no reason, practically, to me it seems. >>reporter: the number of officer-involved shootings, 7 in the region since 2014, makes him scared for his grandchildren. he says he found a shell casing in his yard. >> i went to throw the trash and it was on the ground. hospital. so far, investigators are not releasing his name or the names of the officers. body camera were on and rolling at the time. l investigators are reviewing the video. later told us that they believe that the man who died was wanted on felony charges. it's unclear whether the officers knew that at the time of the shooting. lauren dispirito, cbs4 news. new information tonight on the arrest of a teacher in
pe teacher at sierra lechlt ri school. they say young was arrested for child porn charges. and that letter the school's principal says it does not appear that the students from the school are involved. well, it will be a pivotal l night in campaign 2016, the final republican debate before super tuesday gets going, within the hour. >> and colorado will be one of the states with a caucus next week. political specialist shaun boyd joins us tonight. >> this is often a turning point in an election. >> because it is the biggest single day for delegates, 12 states, including colorado, are holding caucuses or primaries, for republicans, nearly 600 delegates are up for grabs, you need 1237 to win the nomination now. donald trump has 81. 17. and john kasich, and ben carson, on the democratic side, 1004
nomination. and right now, hillary clinton has 503 and bernie sanders 70. while, colorado will be among those holding caucuses super tuesday, ours won't impact the delegate count. >> colorado, one of only a handful of states where republicans won't be weighing in on who the nominee for president should be. after the state party's executive committee decided to cancel l the presidential preference poll. >> we're talking about the presidency here, if you see what is happening in other states with caucuses, and polls, that concerns me. >>reporter: colorado republican party chair steve house, says the change comes after the republican national committee made preference polls binding. meaning the state's delegates are required to vote at the national convention for the candidate who wins the caucus. in the past, delegates could change their votes. >> how do you run a poll in a way that honors the the process being done right, without any
i still believe if you're going to do that, if you're going to candidate that may be the next president of the united states, voeting process that -- voting it. we advocate that a presidential primary is a good idea. >> this is an idea that both my agree on. >>reporter: rick, head of the colorado democratic party has worked for years on bringing back a presidential primary, but says caucuses are still key. >> like democracy at its finest, meeting in people's living rooms and schools and churches across the state and talking about who they're supporting for president, but talking about platform, of the democratic party, and talking about their state legislative races and county commission. >> the state democratic party won't award any delegates tuesday night, but we'll do a straw poll l and he says enthusiasm is high. >> our phones are ringing off the hook, we've had to call in extra volunteers to try to
>>reporter: the poll itself, informal, people show up, divide into clinton or sanders groups and volunteers count them up. but because results are reported to the media, both democratic candidates have campaigned here. while we haven't seen the republicans yet. >> in the end, colorado is going to get so much attention in the general election. that it's just going to be crazy. >>reporter: no question about that. the caucuses are the first of a four-step process, in choosing a nominee. typically, 2-3% of either party attends them, and another argument for a primary. and there are two proposed ballot measures this year to establish an open primary in colorado. meaning, unaffiliated voters could participate, too. next tuesday, though, not a primary, there will be no ballots. in fact, you can only attend the caucuses if you were registered as a republican or a democrat by january 4th. >> a lot of people have been asking for that. thanks.
the closures on i-70 through glenwood canyon, traffic is now moving in both directions. the road had been closed since last monday as rock slide. they will have to follow the pace car, as a safety precaution. rock fall mitigation continues and drivers can expect delays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. . dogs attack a mail carrier in longmont and it was two senior citizens that stepped in to help. what they did to chase away the animal sgls there's a plan to overhaul denver's performing arts complex. the big additions we might see. >> and we have lots of sunshine across the state today, high pressure continues to build in from the west, the next several days are going to be sunny and mild. that will take us right through the weekend ahead. . a man opens fire on his coworkers at a factory in hesston, the police shot and did kill that suspect.
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new at 6:00 tonight, these two mean here armed with a shovel and a trowel, tackled three dogs attacking a postal worker, howard nathan is live in longmont tonight where this happened and howard, how is that postal l worker doing tonight. >>reporter: he will be okay, he's also eager to get back to work and as you indicated that gentleman, the letter carrier was lucky there was someone busy working with a shovel nearby. he saw the man get knocked down and he used this to chase the dogs away. earl raced up the block at a slightly quicker pace, he is 84, when three dogs pounced on the mailman. >> they had knocked him down. >>reporter: they ran out of their yards, earle's neighbor ran after him with his shovel and used it on the dogs. >> i didn't like doing it, but
he would be in the hospital now. >>reporter: jim saw what had happened to the mailman, he took off. a little faster than earl. >> he got them off, and then i went up and called 911 and they come back and bit me. >>reporter: where did you get bitten? >> my leg. >>reporter: earl was armed with his trowel. >> that's the only weapon i had. >> our whole family is horribly upset. >>reporter: the mother of the dogs says this is not typical for these dogs. >> these are family dogs that are around kids and people all the time. >>reporter: the gate they used to make the escape will be fortified. >> i understand how frightening this is, and this will never happen again. >> in the meantime, what's earle's advice? what would you say to the mailman the next time he comes by. >> run faster. >>reporter: now, the dog owners could face a fine of some $3,000.
by the way, earlier this week, monday, here in longmont, a meter reader was bitten by a dog, and that meter reader spent a couple of days in the hospital. reporting live in longmont, howard nathan, cbs4 news. all right. thank you, howard. we have in u information about the coming expansion of e-470 this the april, crews will start widening an 8 mile stretch of the highway from parker road to quincy avenue. the highway will go from 2 lanes in each direction up to 3. cost about 80 million, tolls will help pay for it. traffic op e-470 is up more than 10 northwest year, construction last night, at a community meeting, a lot of people were asking about the possibility of new sound barrier walls in the e-470 people say they are working on that. there are plans to completely revamp denver's performing arts complex. the project would get rid of the concert hall and replace it with a smaller venue, here's a rendering of how things would look.
front would double the parking the city says any changes are still in the very early stages. it plans to formally present the project at a public meeting, coming up on march 10th. there you can see it at the galleria. and the public is welcome. all right. weather. we're going to warm it up each day through the weekend ahead. you can see we do have sunny -- clear skies today, with sunshine in abundance and that will be the case because all of the west is in good shape. we talked about this stationary front that would straddle the strange. that's what we had today, high pressure holds, and this is what is left of the winter storm system that we had on monday. with that snow. you can see here, it is snowing, colder air, but it's all just kind of drifting towards the east coast. a little snow shower activity back in the great lakes region and really, that's going to be the end of that storm.
as a result, fire weather watch has already been issued for south-central colorado, low humiditys, warm temperatures, and dry conditions with the gusty breezes now and then, that will dry us out. 52 and 23. 49 and 21 would be normal for this time of year. 74 and 11 below are the extremes. 46 and 38 right now, we have an east wind at 9. 33% humidity. and the steady barometer, take a look at this from michael smith, sunset from westminster. springs from shannon. temperatures for tonight, mostly in the 20s with a few teens over the eastern plains. look at teens for the high country, we will have a below 0 reading in gunnison. temperatures in the west, mostly teens, o 20s to around the 30 degree mark. tomorrow, starting to warm up. plains. 30s and 40s for the mountains out west.
near 60 degrees. all right. here is that denver forecast. and for tonight, we'll stay with clear skies, 29 and 27 the overnight lows, 4 tomorrow. mostly sunny and milder, 61 and 59 for the highs. and then for the next several days, how about 70 on saturday. 58 on sunday. 62 monday. and then tuesday, is when we see the real change, the next real change, 49, chance for some rain or snow showers. >> that 70 is two days away. >> two days away. >> thanks. big plans. >> yeah, why not? >> hear why john elway is giving peyton manning all the time he needs on his retirement decision. >> and our mark haas down in skoots dale with the rockies and the rocks two biggest stars,
the broncos are talking to vonn miller and malik johnson. the broncos have concentrated on the offensive line in their draft prep, they would like to keep free agent linebacker danny, but they probably will hit the open market. as you might expect, though, most of the questions concerned peyton manning. broncos still waiting for a puff of white smoke from manning's camp. the broncos want to give him the time he needs to decide his future, but the deadline is march 9th. if he's still on thes roster, his 19 million dollar roster becomes fwarn teed and that is not -- guaranteed and that is elway is being respectful. >> we're going to give peyton the time that peyton deserves deserves that. and i don't mean to leave it out there, but i'm going to, you know, peyton and i have talked and we said, you know, we'll get back together in a week to ten days, see where you are, and then we'll go from there. so you know, i don't have
on peyton other than the fact than we're going to respect the fact, give him time and let him enjoy it. i know we can go back and forth, but there is not an answer there. >> century link poll tonight, in their prime, who is your quarterback? elway or peyton? vote on the sports page of cbsdenver.com. spring is in the air and every team in baseball thinks it's going to win the pennant. well, almost every team. mark haas is in scottsdale, the rockies held the first full squad work out and the two biggest stars looked to be in mid season form. >>reporter: i asked what walt -- the most exciting players in baseball, the rockies all-star third baseman coming off a career year, and remember, he's only 24. >> he's in an elite player that impacts the game on both sides of the ball and he does it almost daily and that's good enough for me. i don't know what the numbers
to duplicate those numbers. that he had last year. but i know he's going to try. >> i just keep trying to get better and better, every year, and try to get learning, growing in this game, and you know, this is my 4th year, i think, or you know, and you know, i have time to grow and i'm trying to still learn, you know. last year was a great year, obviously, special, you know, i don't know if i'll ever do that begin with 42 homers and 130 stakes, but i can go out there with confidence can play hard and i belief good things will happen. >>reporter: after a slow start last season, he finished the year strong, heated up the trade rumors once again. but hoping he staying with the >> that's what i want, that's my number one goal, like i told you guys, i wear my jersey with pride, and i love the fan, i love the city, and hopefully, you know, i can stay there for the rest of my career and win championships with the rockies. >>reporter: we'll see if he gets what he wants. the off season move was signing
catch up with the new veteran relieverers at 10:00. in scottsdale with the rockies, mark haas, cbs4 sports. all right, mark, check out this five-year-old messy fan in afghanistan, he wrote his hero's name on a plastic bag and wore it with pride. the superstar heard about it and sent him a signed jers circumstances making him the -- jersey, making him the happiest boy in afghanistan. >> he looks like it. the vaccination debate, once again going on at the state capitol. >> the sale of this high end hotel in paris, might help pay
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we continue to follow the breaking news out of kansas, the shoot er is dead after opening fire at a factory in hesston. about 50 miles from wichita. the man started shooting from his car at other vehicles outside of excel industries, they make turf management equipment. the shooter is dead and 7 people may have been killed. says the sheriff. dozens hurt, and employees described the chaos. >> we heard gunfire and we just took our practice into place, to get ebb out as quickly as we could. >> we'll continue to follow this
have updates for you throughout the newscast. now to the -- >> sign the exemption form. >> lawmakers are hearing from parents about getting children vaccinated in colorado. and the debate still going on, you hear it there. that issue, a bill that would require parents to inform the state which children have opted out of vaccines, cbs4's rick sallinger was at that hearing. >>reporter: what this bill is not about is requiring more students to get vaccinations. it's about who will keep charge of the records. state representative dan pablon is a sponsor of the bill. >> this bill will require parents or students to submit to documentation to the department of public health and environment instead of the school. >>reporter: this hearing was packed with parents who oppose the bill. christine carter has four vaccinated. >> ri the freedom to report what or not. business? >> i don't think it's the
>>reporter: some of those who are opposed to vaccinations are fearful of the state getting hold of the names of those who have opted out. for fear it's a step towards tracking them down. brought her son josh to the hearing, she says he has a vaccine induced brain injury. >> designed to circumvent the law, protecting privacy and bully people into every vaccine on the market. >>reporter: jack scenes remain as controversial as ever at the skate capitol. rick sallinger, cbs4 news. neighborhoods are left in ruin after violent storms swept over the east coast: the storms blew the homes off their foundation. that twister in es sex county, virj, injured dozens of people. no one was killed, but the neighbors say there p a lot of close calls like this church, stood for a 140 years, now leveled. >> they were supposed to have