Three Things You Need to Know on April 17th

April 17, 2019

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Update: Multiple news outlets have reported that Pais has been found dead near the base of Mt. Evans. 

Dozens of Denver area school districts are closed today due to a threat by a woman who's reportedly obsessed with the Columbine shooting.  That means over half-a-million Colorado students will stay home.  Several private schools have joined with their public school counterparts and shut down today as a precaution. Investigators say they're looking for 18-year-old Sol Pais in connection with the case.  They believe she recently traveled to Colorado and is infatuated with the Columbine High School shooting.  Authorities say she's attempted to buy guns in the Denver area.  Pais should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Governor Polis is signing off on a controversial bill surrounding the oil and gas industry.  He made the move yesterday on the legislation.  It gives cities and counties more control over the industry, as far as where new sites can be placed.  Opponents are warning it could have a very negative effect on the industry, while those in favor say it's a move to ensure public health.  

The Colorado Avalanche will look to take a commanding lead tonight over the Flames in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.  The team is currently up two games to one, courtesy of Monday night's blowout win over Calgary.  Avs superstar Nathan MacKinnon has a team high three goals so far in the playoffs.  Puck drop is 8 p.m. at Pepsi Center.