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Secure Halloween Decor, Long Period Of Windy Weather Ahead For Colorado

DENVER (CBS4) – If you have Halloween decor outside you may want to make sure it is extra secure Tuesday. That’s because starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday we have several rounds of strong and gusty wind on the way.

Some of the strongest gusts will likely be in the mountains and foothills of Boulder County and Larimer County where the National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch. The current forecast calls for gusts to approach 80 mph at times.



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A shift in the jet stream will drive the wind over the next few days. There is an area of low pressure currently above Washington that will move to the east between now and Thursday, carving out a large trough of lower pressure.

At the surface a strong cold front will race through Colorado late Wednesday with much colder air. The pressure gradient associated with this temperature change will help drive the strong winds.



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Unfortunately it appears this will be a dry cold front with only a small chance for a few stray rain or snow showers along the Continental Divide. After a few chilly days it will warm up over the weekend before another cold front arrives for Sunday bringing more strong wind gusts.

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Fiery Halloween decor prompts multiple emergency calls

In California, few things are more terrifying than fire — which may be why one Riverside family thought it would make for perfect Halloween decor.

Carmen and Travis Long said their home’s realistic flame display, part of a “Pirates of the Caribbean”-themed creation, was born from their love of the decorative holiday. But some passersby have found it so scary that they have called the Fire Department.

“They’ve done a pretty significant Halloween decorating job,” said Phil Pitchford, spokesman for the city of Riverside, who noted that the Riverside Fire Department has received five separate calls about the display since Oct. 3, and even “rolled an engine out there once.”

The Fire Department has since made a note in its dispatch system so if a call about flames comes in at that address, officials will know it’s “the house that everybody thinks is on fire but actually is not,” Pitchford said.

Despite the home’s alarming glow, it’s all smiles for the homeowners and their neighbors. Firefighters have even congratulated the family on their realistic display, which includes smoke, billowing orange curtains and sound effects.

The show goes on from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday through Sunday at Chapman Place and Magnolia Avenue, and at least 300 people turn out to view the display each night, the family said.

Carmen Long told ABC-TV Channel 7 she was happy they could “help bring a little Halloween joy for everyone” during a particularly challenging year.

Holiday visitors have become somewhat of a tradition for the neighborhood. Pitchford said the block is renowned for its annual Christmas decorations as well.

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19 Festive Halloween Front Porch Decor Ideas

Crows Front Porch

Gather a murder of crows at your door for a spooky Halloween front porch. Use a combination of crows created from black contact paper and artificial crows ($19, Oriental Trading) hung from fishing line to create an immersive experience that even Moira Rose would appreciate. Add a twiggy tree made from contact paper to your front door to give these feathered fiends a place to perch. Fill out the front steps with black lanterns, pumpkins and urns filled with mums.

Fall Festival Front Porch

Capture the charm of a fall festival on your doorstep with a stylish arrangement of dried grasses and white mums in large metal bins. Fill out the look with hay bales and the muted tones of heirloom pumpkins. For a little farmhouse style, paint white pumpkins with black and gray squares to create a buffalo check pattern. String beads and felt poms to create a simple and sweet garland.

Simply Creepy Front Porch

All it takes is a few plastic rats ($3, Oriental Trading) scurrying about to create a front porch display that would make anyone squeamish. Place the rodents around your front door and let them climb a ladder or perch on outdoor furniture for an infested feel. Wrap sisal rope around letter frames to craft an alarming welcome message to your door. After Halloween, swap out the door decor for a wreath and remove the rats to make your front porch guest-ready for Thanksgiving. 

Spider Web Front Porch

Giant spider webs instantly give a charming front porch a haunted house vibe. Made with braided yarn, these large webs can be reused year after year. Stretch spiderwebbing along the railing. Fill out the rest of the front porch with a variety of carved pumpkins tucked in wooden crates and large lanterns.

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White House Halloween to be ‘modified’ to meet CDC guidelines: report

The White House’s Halloween celebration will take place despite the coronavirus pandemic, albeit in “modified” form, CNN reported Tuesday.

Plans for the event are “full-steam ahead,” a source familiar with the White House’s planning told the network.

The specific modifications will include face masks and other mitigation measures, but the source did not offer further details. The annual event typically features the president and first lady handing out candy to local children on the White House South Lawn.

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White House physician Sean Conley has said the president has tested negative and is no longer contagious. Trump has since returned to the campaign trail and resumed large rallies and events, holding a White House campaign event Saturday and a Florida campaign rally Monday.

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Someone stole historic 1800s graveyard gate in Gibraltar, put it in their yard with Halloween decor



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Gibraltar put out a call for help, and then a thank-you when a historic graveyard gate dating back to the 1800s went missing from a city cemetery?

So, who stole or “borrowed” the cemetery gate?

Turns out it wasn’t a prank, it was a city resident looking to, ahem, spruce up their Halloween yard display with something, shall we say, authentic.

Police said the historic gate was recovered after a tip from a resident came in when the police asked for help on social media.

Gibraltar’s police chief Matthew Lawyer told the News-Herald that officers went to an address on Rose Street near Bayview and spotted the portion of missing gate.

“It was located in a resident’s front lawn with their Halloween decorations,” the police chief said.

So far, no tickets, arrests or charges have been made. “We haven’t made contact with the resident yet. Officers knocked on the door, but there was no answer.”

The missing gate drew 245 reactions in small town Gibraltar from residents who were delighted at its return.

Sandra Kurtyka wrote on Facebook, “Glad you got it back. Knew they had to take it for decoration. Surprised it was someone from the city tho. Not too bright.”

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