• National Park Funding Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks. Zinke made the announcement Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park, joined by Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. The funding would go to 42 parks in 29 states. The Interior Department says in a release that Congress has provided $20 million, ...
  • Fort Collins Fire Authorities have lifted evacuations prompted by a wildfire burning south of Fort Collins. The fire burned almost half a square mile of brush-covered foothills, triggering an evacuation south of Horsetooth Reservoir that was lifted Saturday night. Fire officials estimated that the fire was about 40 percent contained. Helicopters have been using Horsetooth Reservoir to scoop up water to ...
  • Tubing Fatality Jefferson County authorities say a Castle Rock man has died while inner tubing in the Platte River – the state’s third fatal tubing accident in a week. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that the 43-year-old man drowned near the Platte River campground. Authorities say the man had been tubing Saturday afternoon with his fiance and ...
  • Mark Redwine Arrested for Son’s Death The case has haunted investigators and the public for almost half a decade, and it may now be one step closer to being solved. Police have arrested Mark Redwine for the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son Dylan – almost 5 years after the boy disappeared Mark Redwine’s arrest Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, follows a grand ...
  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument no Longer Under Review WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. Zinke said Friday that when he and President Donald Trump launched the review of 27 national monuments designated by previous administrations, “we absolutely realized that not all monuments are the same ...
  • Durango Mother Sentenced A mother from Durango who pleaded guilty to charges related to a crash that left her 8-year-old daughter dead has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation. The victim’s father, Douglas Martinez, wrote in a court testimony that the sentencing highlights Neysha Candelaria’s “long history of failing to protect her children.” Five ...
  • Durango Marijuana Buffer The Durango City Council unanimously this week voted to uphold “as-the-crow-flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. After hearing from city staff and residents opposed to any changes in the current regulations, the council decided Tuesday to leave the measurement for buffers in place. The council was considering changing the ...
  • Banker Survey Plunges Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Colorado The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region plummeted to 40.7 in July from June’s index of 50. The index ranges between 0 and 100, with any number ...
  • Boulder Mayor Arraignment Delayed A judge has delayed the arraignment of a former Boulder mayor who was involved in a fatal five-car crash in southern Colorado. On Thursday, 75-year-old Bob Greenlee’s hearing was rescheduled Thursday to Aug. 21 after prosecutors asked for more time to review a potential plea offer with the family of the victims. Greenlee is facing several charges, ...
  • Missing Hitchiker Police in southwest Wyoming say new information has led them to search a home for evidence connected to the unsolved 2006 death of a Colorado hitchhiker. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday detectives are processing a Rock Springs residence for evidence. Back in 2006, Ben Bradley, then 28 years old, was traveling from his home in ...