News, May 20th

DENVER (AP) – Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching but the snow is still coming. Forecasters say snow will be heavy at times today from Colorado’s northern mountains to the foothills in Boulder County. It’s been snowing in Rocky Mountain National Park, where crews are hoping to open Trail Ridge Road by Friday. Clear weather is expected the rest of the week.

DENVER (AP) – Pueblo residents angry that police had not warned them about sex assaults took matters into their own hands, chasing down a man they thought was the attacker, pelting him with rocks and leaving him with a bloody face. Police later released the man because of lack of evidence. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that a half dozen people held the man until police arrived and took him away in a police car.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Springs police are investigating a homemade bomb made with commercial fireworks found inside a home. Police say the device was spotted around 10 a.m. yesterday. Police say a bomb squad disarmed the device without having to detonate it. The Gazette reports the homeowner found the device and reported it to police. Investigators are hoping to pull fingerprints from the device to help identify a suspect.

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Olympic star Missy Franklin is graduating from high school. The four-time gold medalist will get her diploma from Regis Jesuit High School in a ceremony in Denver this evening. Franklin isn’t ready to become a professional athlete yet. She’ll swim in the world championships in Barcelona this summer before heading to the University of California at Berkeley in the fall.