A man's dream proposal turned into more of a nightmare after he and his girlfriend got lost on a mountain. Joshua Mason and Katie Davis, both from Texas, hiked up Jasper Peak in Colorado on Saturday.They walked about eight miles - more than 3,000ft up the 13,000ft summit.Mr Mason had been seeking a scenic and isolated spot for the couple's special moment and Ms Davis happily accepted his surprise proposal, according to CBS.But it was late, getting dark and, with no clear track to follow, the couple lost their way.They had no cold weather gear and only a little water, according to Boulder County Sheriff's Office.When they were found by a man camping nearby, Mr Mason, 27, and Ms Davis, 28, were showing signs of altitude sickness and dehydration.The man and his friends gave them water, food and allowed them to warm up in their tent.One of the women in the group, concerned about the couple's health, hiked back down from Diamond Lake to her vehicle and then drove far enough to get mobile … [Read more...] about Romantic marriage proposal up US mountain goes badly wrong
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DENVER – A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the drought-stricken U.S. West. The fire in central Colorado had burned only about 100 acres but was dangerously close to two densely populated housing developments near the town of Silverthorne, about 60 miles west of Denver. "This area, there is a lot of homes that are pretty tightly packed together," U.S. Forest Service spokesman Adam Bianchi said. "Being a resort town, there's a need for a lot of housing and there's only so much available space for good land to build on." Bianchi said the Buffalo Fire had come to within about 200 yards (183 meters) of a subdivision that includes condos, apartments and pricey homes. The closest ski resort to the fire, Keystone, is about 8 miles (12.8 kilometers) away and across a large reservoir. About 50 firefighters were battling the blaze … [Read more...] about New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses
Produced by Ruth Chenetz and Lindsey Schwartz [This story previously aired on June 24, 2017] Rocky Mountain National Park is a place known for its soaring beauty, majestic wildlife and inspiring serenity, but in September of 2012, it was a site of heartbreak. The story of how love might have gone murderously wrong begins with a joyful time. Dr. Toni Bertolet, a sophisticated Southern belle, met Harold Henthorn in 1999. Toni's brother, Barry, was pleased his 37-year-old sister had found the kind of man she was looking for. "I was extraordinarily happy for my sister. ...It appeared that she found her true love. And if she was happy, I was happy," Barry Bertolet told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. "She experimented with Christian Matchmakers. ...And she met this guy named Harold Henthorn. ... Her comments were that he was very kind, he was very romantic, he was very smart." Both had lost their first spouse under dramatically different circumstances. Toni's marriage had … [Read more...] about Is a Colorado man unlucky — or a killer?
A rescue team in Evergreen, Colorado, got a call on Sunday about 120-pound 5-year-old stuck on a hiking trail. It was a big, fluffy dog named Kato, a Great Pyrenees who was hiking with his owners and got to tired to complete the route. Kato and his companions were hiking Maxwell Falls. The terrain can be steep and rigorous, so Evergreen Fire Rescue was not entirely surprised to get a call about someone in destress on the trail, KUSA reports. When they heard "dog in distress" come over the radio, they did not hesitate to respond. Kato was about a mile from the trail head when he plopped down on the ground, unable to go on. The dog had become exhausted and likely dehydrated, and since he's so heavy, his humans had to call in extra help. The fire rescue team arrived and carried Kato out on a stretcher -- the same one they use to carry people. The hike was a "ruff" one, and Kato looked much more relaxed being carried the rest of the way down. … [Read more...] about 120-pound dog carried down mountain by rescue team after suffering dehydration
The marijuana industry is growing like a weed, and investors can't seem to get enough of pot stocks. Over the trailing-two-year period, the vast majority of marijuana stocks have risen by a triple- or quadruple-digit percentage. But, truth be told, not a lot is definitively known about the weed industry, which still operates behind a cloud of uncertainty. After all, marijuana is still illegal in every country around the world, save for Uruguay. Within the U.S., despite 29 states having legalized cannabis in some capacity, the federal government maintains a Schedule I classification on the drug, meaning it's entirely illegal, prone to abuse, and has no recognized benefits. Image source: Getty Images. In an effort to provide industry insights to Wall Street, investors, and the general public, Marijuana Business Daily publishes its "Marijuana Business Factbook" each year. "Factbook," as the report is better known, provides a plethora of estimates on U.S. cannabis job and sales growth over … [Read more...] about 7 Jaw-Dropping Marijuana Statistics You Have to See to Believe