Colorado · Newspaper clippings

“Miracle Mike,” the chicken who lived 18 months without a head

September 10, 1945 Fruita, Colorado A chicken intended to be eaten survives being beheaded, lives for another 18 months The chicken, later called “Miracle Mike” or “Mike the Headless Chicken,” was 5-and-a-half months old when he was selected to be butchered. The swing of the axe meant to end his life removed most of his… Continue reading “Miracle Mike,” the chicken who lived 18 months without a head

Colorado · Massacres/Mass Murder

The 2012 Aurora theater shooting

July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colorado James Eagan Holmes uses tear gas and various fire arms to shoot movie goers at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 and injuring 70 Holmes had dressed in tactical gear including a gas mask, load-bearing vest, bullet-resistant leggings, and throat protector. Initially, most of the audience… Continue reading The 2012 Aurora theater shooting

Colorado · Disasters

Man wakes up to find his head in bear’s mouth

July 9, 2017 Boulder, Colorado Dylan McWilliams is mauled by a bear as he sleeps McWilliams (19) was sleeping outside in a tent when he “woke up to a loud crunchy sound.” He initially believed it was a dream before he realized a bear had dragged him by his head about 12 feet from his… Continue reading Man wakes up to find his head in bear’s mouth

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Man uses armored bulldozer to destroy several buildings then kills self after decade of disputes with city officials

June 4, 2004 Granby, Colorado Marvin Heemeyer goes on a rampage in a modified bulldozer, damaging 13 buildings before killing himself Heemeyer was involved in a decade-long feud with city officials. In 1992, Heemeyer had purchased two acres of land for $42,000 to build a muffler shop. He later agreed to sell the land for… Continue reading Man uses armored bulldozer to destroy several buildings then kills self after decade of disputes with city officials