Apr 8, 2024 - News

Mile Highlights: 🌬️ Wind wreaks havoc

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

🍃 Exceptionally strong winds led Xcel Energy to shut down power lines and caused damage that left about 150,000 without power Saturday and into yesterday. (Axios Denver)

  • A peak gust of 97 mph was recorded at the NCAR Mesa Lab in Boulder County.

✈️ The FAA launched a fresh investigation into Boeing after an engine cowling fell off a Southwest Airlines jet and struck the wing flap during takeoff from Denver International Airport yesterday morning, per an FAA statement. (Axios)

⛔ The state Republican Party had a sheriff's deputy remove a Colorado Sun reporter from its assembly Saturday because they didn't like her reporting. (Colorado Sun)

👮‍♂️ A Denver police officer whose leg was amputated below the knee after being hit by a fire truck during the Nuggets championship parade is returning to the police force. (Denver7)

⚾️ The Colorado Rockies lost two straight games against the Tampa Bay Rays to finish with a 1-2 record in their debut series at Coors Field this past weekend. (ESPN)


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