• Black-Footed Ferret Is Back An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets today near Meeteetse (me-TEET’-see). Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981. The discovery made tiny Meeteetse ...
  • Jury Selection Starts in GJ Murder Nearly a decade after a Grand Junction woman disappeared, a man accused of kidnapping and killing her is about to stand trial in her death. Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Lester Ralph Jones and is expected to take all week. He’s accused of killing Paige Birgfeld, a single mother who led a double ...
  • Durango Emergency Landing A United Airlines flight carrying 56 people landed safely in Durango Monday after the pilot reported a problem with the forward landing gear. Tony Vicari, interim director of aviation for the Durango airport, says the pilot of United Airlines Flight 5849 had just taken off from Denver International Airport shortly before he reported a problem with ...
  • Chairlift Assault Ruling An Aspen judge has ruled that a former Aspen resident who pushed a snowboarder off of a chairlift at Aspen Highlands last winter is not guilty by reason of insanity. District Judge Chris Seldin issued the ruling on Monday after a state psychologist testified that 32-year-old Thomas Proesel was insane when he pushed the snowboarder off ...
  • Police Seek Help With Carbondale Assaults Carbondale Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a male suspect that may be responsible for two attempted sexual assaults in the area. The most recent incident happened in the early hours of last Saturday morning when an adult female was grabbed on a bike path near Highway 133 and Village Road. ...
  • Fort Carson Soldiers Under Arrest Authorities say four soldiers from Fort Carson have turned themselves in after breaking into a Colorado Springs apartment and threatening the residents with a gun. Colorado Springs Police say the soldiers were arrested on suspicion of burglary, menacing and child abuse. All four are currently being held in the El Paso County jail. Investigators say a family ...
  • Ogden Defense Questions Evidence, Asks To Move Trial Defense attorneys in the murder trial of Matthew Ogden spent this past Friday in court questioning the conduct of investigators who interviewed Ogden after the death of his infant daughter. Ogden’s public defenders say that officers with the District Attorney’s office and the Parachute Police Department ignored obvious signs of mental breakdown during their questioning of ...
  • Colorado Climbing Guide Killed in Wyoming A climbing guide from Colorado who was leading tourists down Grand Teton Mountain in Wyoming ┬áhas died. The Exum Mountain Guide company says 42-year-old Gary Falk was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park’s highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.m. Saturday about 2,400 feet from the top of ...
  • THC Water Scare – False Alarm A warning not to drink the water in the town of Hugo has been canceled after additional tests showed there is no longer any evidence of a marijuana chemical in the tap water. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that a criminal investigation is continuing into suspected tampering and forced entry at a Hugo community ...
  • Glenwood Smoking Ban Approved The Glenwood Springs City Council decided Thursday to proceed with a smoking ban in the downtown core, but made a concession to local businesses that might have clientele who smoke late at night. The council voted 5-1 to restrict any outdoor smoking from 5th street north of the Hotel Colorado south to 11th street and within ...