Boulder residents raise concerns after drone hits Mapleton Hill home

A drone is flown near Colo. 66 and Interstate 25 in Mead in April.

Gretchen Lang, a resident of Boulder’s Mapleton Hill neighborhood, isn’t a fan of the recreational drones she has seen — and heard — more of during the past year, mostly because they are noisy and the models equipped with video cameras pose a privacy issue to people in their backyards.

That’s all taken a backseat, however, since one of the flying machines struck a tree in front of her house, then hit the roof and fell to the ground. She was inside

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