• Craig’s Christmas Eve Fire Appears to have been Started by the Fire’s Victim CRAIG (AP) – Authorities believe a Colorado boy who died in a Christmas Eve fire at his house likely sparked the blaze himself.  Police Capt. Bill Leonard says materials found in the bedroom of 3-year-old Lane Ernest Cullen in Craig suggest he had been playing with fire.  He said the case is being sent to ...
  • Colorado Income Tax Reduction has been Rejected DENVER (AP) – Senate Democrats have rejected a GOP proposal to reduce Colorado’s individual and corporate income tax rate. The proposal, sponsored by Republican Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg and Rep. Rod Pelton, had won initial support in a tweet from Colorado’s new Democratic governor, Jared Polis.
  • Former Colorado Dentist Pleads Guilty FRISCO (AP) – A former Colorado dentist accused of illegally distributing prescriptions for sedatives and painkillers has pleaded guilty.  42-year-old Bonifacio Guillena pleaded guilty Monday in a Summit County court to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. A former employee at Guillena’s dental practice in Silverthorne told police in March 2018 that Guillena ...
  • Clean Up Continues Near Parachute Parachute– Two recent leaks from oil and gas facilities near Parachute has crews busy doing clean up.  A buried natural gas gathering line owned by Bargath,  ruptured last week north of Parachute.  Williams says its surface water monitoring results indicate it has stopped contaminants from continuing to reach Parachute Creek.  According to the Colorado Oil and ...
  • Fewer Students Enrolled in Colorado Public Schools DENVER (AP) – Colorado public schools recorded their smallest increase in student numbers in nearly 30 years. According to figures released by the state department of education 1,256 more preschool through 12th grade students were counted in October 2018 than the previous year for a total statewide enrollment of over 911,500 students. The increase from the ...
  • Teacher & Father of Two Killed in Monday’s Avalanche Aspen—The man killed in an avalanche on Monday morning near the Markley Hut in the Castle Creek Valley has been identified as Arin Trook.  The California native and Stanford graduate was well-known for his love of the outdoors and passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge of environmental science.  Trook was in his sixth year ...
  • Deadly Pitkin County Avalanche Aspen—An avalanche killed someone this morning outside of Aspen.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, the victim,who’s name, age and hometown have not been released was caught in the slide near the Markley Hut.  At an elevation of over 10,000 feet, the Markley Hut area sees a high number of avalanches. The ...
  • December Unemployment up Slightly in Colorado Denver—Colorado’s jobless rate finished the year with a small increase. According to the state labor department, unemployment rose two-tenths of a percentage point from November to December to 3.5 percent.  Officials say the slight increase is due to a combination of factors; the number of people actively participating in the workforce increased by over 9,000 ...
  • Glenwood Springs Voters will Decide Fate of Street Tax Glenwood Springs—Will Glenwood Springs be able to fix it’s cracking, bumpy, aging streets?  It will be up to the voters to decide in April. Last night the Glenwood Springs City Council voted to place a proposed 3/4 cent sales tax increase on the ballot. Former council member Kathryn Trauger serves on the Financial Advisory Board ...
  • New Judicial District Proposed For Colorado DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers plan to push a proposal that would form a new judicial district, the state’s first in more than half a century. The plan calls for carving a new jurisdiction out of the growing 18th Judicial District, which encompasses Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert counties southeast of Denver. The district contains ...