Today In Northern Colorado, July 30, 2012
Public Forum on Stadium Tuesday
Colorado State University President Tony Frank will hold a public forum on Tuesday to discuss a possible on-campus stadium. The event is at 5 p.m. in the university’s Lory Student Center East Ballroom. Members of the public are invited to share their opinions. On August 9th, the Stadium Advisory Committee will present a feasibility study compiled over several months to President Frank.
Batman Shooter in Court Today
James Holmes will appear in court for a formal arraignment, where he will be officially charged.
It is possible that he could make an insanity plea. If Holmes is not proven competent he could be held in a state mental hospital indefinitely. Today, the alleged shooter will likely be read more than 100 charges against him.
High Elevation Tornado
Meteorologists are investigating a tornado reported Saturday on Mount Evans that might be the second highest ever recorded in the country. Meteorologists said they believe the tornado touched down at about 11,900 feet above sea level Saturday afternoon. The highest reported tornado, appears to be a 2004 tornado that touched down on California’s Sequoia National Park over Rockwell Pass at more than 12,000 feet.
Big Thompson Canyon Flood Memorial
A remembrance service marking the 36th anniversary of the Big Thompson Canyon flood will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the flood memorial near Drake. The Big Thompson flood happened on July 31, 1976. It killed 144 people and was the worst natural disaster in Colorado history. The event will include speakers and music. Scholarships will be awarded to four students who lost relatives in the flood.
The event is put on each year by local residents through Big Thompson Canyon Flood Memorial Inc.