July 6th - Fatal Stabbing In Fort Collins...
County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report
of a stabbing at 2025 North College #13 at
approximately 4:00 A.M. on Thursday morning. One
victim is confirmed to be deceased and another was
transported to Poudre Valley Hospital by private
vehicle and is undergoing surgery for multiple
stab wounds to face and chest. Both victims are
information is that at least one suspect broke
into the mobile home through the front door.
Investigators have limited suspect information at
females in the residence were unharmed. One female
called 911 from a neighboring home.
all of this information is preliminary at this
time. Investigators are on scene as are the Crime
Scene Technicians. Deputies and investigators
believe this incident may be gang related.
updated information, Larimer County Sheriff’s
Office has identified the victim of the stabbing
incident who was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital
to undergo surgery for multiple stab wounds.
Antonio Soliz Martinez, 47, is in serious but
stable condition. Martinez is wanted by Fort
Collins Police Services on a no-bond Failure to
Appear warrant for Dangerous Drugs.
will be identified by the Larimer County
Coroner’s Office, along with the manner and
cause of death, pending an autopsy which is
scheduled for Friday afternoon, July 7th.
We at SMN are pleased to present
photos from the 2006 Storm Mountain Parade and the
2006 Fireworks Show over Lake Estes.
These photos were taken by area
resident and photographer Darrell Spangler. As
these were community events, Spangler has
graciously made these photos available for
everyone in our community and beyond to enjoy and
Our 2006 Fourth of July Photo
Gallery can be viewed by clicking on the link
July 4th - Missing Woman Found Alive And Well...
A 20 year old Nepalese woman that had been missing from Estes Park for two weeks was found alive and well on Monday afternoon.
Pratistha Budhathoki was found in a field near Mary's Lake Lodge after a resident notified police around 1PM that a woman matching Budhathoki's description had stopped at their house and asked to use the phone. Ironically, the police had called off the official search less than twenty-four hours earlier.
Budhathoki appeared to be in good condition and stated that she was in the Estes area the entire time, sleeping under the stars.
Buhathoki's parents arrived from Nepal on Monday to the news that their daughter was found safe. Police were questioning the woman and as of Monday afternoon what led to the woman going missing was still unclear.
Estes Park Police Cmdr. Wes Kufeld stated that no criminal charges will be filed citing,. "People are allowed to disappear anytime they want, she just happened to have a lot of friends who really worried about her."
Buhothaki was placed into protective custody and on a mental health hold. She will be examined by physicians and if found to be healthy, will be released and allowed to leave with her parents.
participants are asked to meet at the
"T" at 9:30am. The parade will start
promptly at 10am. Spectators may bring their own
lawn chairs and watch from anywhere along the
parade route. (Official
2006 Parade Flyer)
picnic begins immediately after the parade at the
home of Ed Haimes, 1429 Spruce Mountain Drive. Picnickers
are asked to bring a covered dish to share, an
alternate beverage and their own table service and
chairs. Hotdogs, lemonade and root-beer floats
will be provided by S.M.E.R.T.
will include 50/50 raffles with the winner
splitting the pot with S.M.E.R.T., a pie toss and
a horseshoe tournament. A piñata will also be
present for the kids.
annual event is free and open to the public.
Donations are welcomed, but not required.
Donations can also be made online at the S.M.E.R.T
website or mailed to the following address:
week's photo features one of the
more common species of cacti, frequently found on
hillsides, rocky slopes and in fields across our
region, the Prickly Pear.
Pear (Opuntia) is one of the most common
cacti and are found in all of the deserts of
the American Southwest, with different species
having adapted to different locale and elevation
species of Prickly Pear require course,
well-drained soil in dry, rocky flats or slopes.
But some prefer mountain pinyon/juniper forests,
while yet others require steep, rocky slopes in
the flowers of most prickly pears are yellow,
there are also red and bi-colored blossoms. In
Mexico and points south, this cactus is cultivated
to yield food, candy, and a natural diabetes
famous red dye, cochineal (co-chin-ee-ya) is
harvested from white scale insects that afflict
its skin. The Prickly Pear is also the Texas State
County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DUI
Sobriety Checkpoint on Monday, July 3rd, in addition
to saturation patrols that are scheduled from July
1st through July 4th.
The purpose of
the checkpoint is not only to apprehend impaired
drivers but also to build awareness with the
public that law enforcement agencies throughout
the State of Colorado are striving to make our
roads safe from impaired drivers.
120 extra man-hours are scheduled for saturation
patrols throughout Larimer County.
Checkpoint Colorado and LEAF Grants will be
funding the holiday patrols and checkpoint.
drivers are encouraged to use good sound judgment
and avoid consuming alcohol before driving,”
said Sheriff Alderden. “Use a designated
driver. If not, those who drink and drive
will be apprehended with zero-tolerance
We SMN fully
agree with Sheriff Alderdan and urge all
residents and visitors alike to have a safe
holiday weekend by acting responsibly and not
drinking and driving.