Aspen–State wildlife officials are certain the bear they killed recently is the one that attacked two campers this past weekend near Aspen. Both campers were attacked while they slept in their tents. The sustained severe scratches and bruises to their legs.
Glenwood Springs–The city of Glenwood Springs will examine traffic and pedestrian safety issues in the downtown area. Several busy and potentially dangerous intersections will be studied including 7th and Colorado and 10th and Blake Street.
Glenwood Springs–Volunteers are needed to help clean up local river banks. The Glenwood Springs River Commission will be picking up trash along the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers this Saturday, the 27th at 9 a.m.
Grand Junction–The two doctors accused of overprescribing painkillers that killed four patients in Western Colorado are asking for their criminal trial to be moved from Grand Junction to Denver because it would be more convenient. The Mesa County District Judge has yet to rule on the request.
CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – About two dozen wildfires kept firefighters
in northwest Colorado hopping over the weekend.
Interagency fire spokeswoman Lynn Barclay says lightning caused
most of the fires. Barclay says the majority of fires were on Bureau of Land
Management land in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.
There were four fires on private land in Moffat County, one on
the Routt National Forest and one in Jackson County on private
land. The Chew Fire was the largest of the incidents at 50 acres on
private land and it has been contained.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Department of Transportation
is adding wildlife detectors to the safety improvements it is
making to U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango.
Four wildlife escape ramps and five deer guards similar to
cattle guards are also being added.
An underground cable will emit an electromagnetic field that becomes
disrupted when large animals such as deer, elk and horses cross the
highway. The system then activates electronic signs to warn
motorists that wildlife is near the road.