ASPEN TO DENVER FLIGHT HAS MECHANICAL TROUBLE
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS) – A United flight with about 70 people on board made a safe emergency landing Wednesday morning at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Flight 4919 originated from Aspen and was headed to Denver when the pilots indicated there was a mechanical problem with the right engine and they chose to shut it down. The plane was a de Havilland Dash 8-400 twin-turboprop. Airport director Kevin Booth says the plane landed safely shortly after 10 a.m. The runway was closed for about 20 minutes while the plane was towed away. Booth says the flight was diverted to Yampa Valley because of the mountainous terrain between Aspen and Denver.
USA PRO CHALLENGE RACE FOR SALE
DENVER (AP) – The family that owns the USA Pro Challenge is giving up the race, allowing the event to pursue a new ownership model. The father and son team of Richard and Rick Schaden spent about $20 million to float the race through its first five years. Race organizers are trying to transition to a large collection of investors.
In other Colorado news….
NEW YORK (AP) – Hillary Clinton’s campaign is planning a major push to organize Latino voters ahead of the Nevada caucuses and early primary contests in Texas, Florida and Colorado. Her campaign will use the first Democratic presidential debate in Nevada and another Republican debate Oct. 28 in Colorado to organize house parties geared at garnering support among Hispanics.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A University of Colorado alumnus will serve as one of the moderators of the upcoming Republican debate on the CU-Boulder campus. The Daily Camera reports that CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, co-anchor of “Squawk on the Street” and “Squawk Alley,” graduated from CU-Boulder in 1993 with a political science degree.
DENVER (AP) – The Republican prosecutor who led the case against Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes has decided not to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Michael Bennet. Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler (BRAWK’-ler) announced by email yesterday that he has decided not to challenge Bennet after weeks of publicly pondering a candidacy.