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Kathleen Bartlett and Ryan Pocius (credit: CBS)

Friends Say Lightning Strike Victims Had A ‘Fairytale Romance’

Kathleen Bartlett, 31, was hiking on Friday with her newlywed husband Ryan Pocius when a lightning bolt struck them both. The couple had been married for only a week.

07/20/2015

Kathleen Bartlett and Ryan Pocius (credit: CBS)

Fund Started After Tragedy Strikes For Honeymooners On 14er

Family and friends of a Denver woman who was killed by a lightning strike while hiking a Colorado 14er have started a fund in her memory.

07/20/2015

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Lightning Strike Witness: ‘Just Boom, It Came Out Of Nowhere’

A lifeguard who was struck by lightning while on duty talked to CBS4 about the incident. Six teenagers in all were hit, but none of them were seriously hurt.

07/19/2015

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Fatal Lightning Strike Victim On 14er Was Recently Married

The Denver woman killed by lightning in Chaffee County has been identified by authorities along with her hiking partner, who was also struck.

07/18/2015

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1 Dead, 3 People Hurt In Lightning Strike In Chaffee County

One person was killed and three others were hurt in a lightning strike in Chaffee County on Friday afternoon.

07/17/2015

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Cottonwood Campground Evacuated After 6 Mudslides Cut Off Road

Cottonwood Lake campground was evacuated on Thursday after six mudslides cut off the road leading to the grounds.

07/03/2015

Kayakers in the Arkansas River in Salida on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Novices Should Just Stay Spectators At This Year’s FIBArk Festival In Salida

All the rain is affecting a popular whitewater festival in Chaffee County. At least one event at the FIBArk Festival has been canceled while others could be moved to new locations.

06/16/2015

Clear Creek (credit: CBS)

Restrictions In Place As Some Colorado Rivers Run High

Recreation bans and flood warnings have been issued for several Colorado rivers and streams because high water made it too dangerous for swimmers, people on inner tubes and rescuers.

06/13/2015

The blue inflatable kayak is similar to that of the Grand Junction kayaker (credit: CBS)

Coroner Identifies Golden Boy Who Died On Arkansas River Rafting Expedition

After a massive search that combined crews from six agencies scouring the Arkansas River, the body of a juvenile boy was recovered from the rapids near where an 11-year-old from Golden went missing Wednesday.

06/12/2015

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Search For Boy Who Fell Out Of Raft Includes Dogs, Underwater Cameras

Search crews from six different agencies were back out on the Arkansas River on Friday searching for an 11-year-old boy who fell out of a raft.

06/12/2015

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