Garfield County–Dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide gas have been discovered around oil and gas rigs owned by Noble Energy. State regulators say the emissions are being dealt with and there is no danger to the public.
Denver–Air pollution from oil and gas drilling will be the subject of public hearings this fall being conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Three hearings are scheduled in late September in Pennsylvania, Texas and Colorado.
Garfield County–The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office now offers a website that allows the public to keep track of registered sex offenders in the neighborhood. Officials say the website will help keep sex offenders on the right path.
Trinidad, CO.–Bad news for earthquake victims in Southern Colorado…there’s no money to help them out. The Department of Local Affairs says Colorado is providing support in other ways including water testing but financial help is out of the question.
In other news…
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) – Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox
is due in court today for the first time since the release of
details of sex assault charges against him. Cox faces one count of
sexual assault against a victim who was physically helpless and one
count of sexual assault against a victim who was incapable of
determining the nature of the conduct. Authorities say the accuser
came forward after she learned she was pregnant. An arrest
affidavit says Cox denied having sex with the woman. The affidavit
says DNA tests show Cox is the father.
FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) – Prosecutors are expected to reveal
today whether a 12-year-old boy will be tried as an adult on
charges of killing his parents in Burlington. The boy is accused of
shooting and killing Charles Long and Marilyn Long in their home
and of attacking two younger siblings with a knife. The boy’s name
hasn’t been released because of his age.
DENVER (AP) – Four inmates convicted in the beating death of
another inmate at a federal prison in Florence will serve
additional terms of 25 to 40 years. The sentences were handed down
yesterday in Denver federal court for the four who were convicted
in June of conspiring to murder Pablo Zuniga-Garcia. Authorities
say he was beaten with padlocks attached to belts.
DENVER (AP) – Breckenridge Ski Resort is waiting for a U.S.
Forest Service decision on whether its proposed expansion onto Peak
6 can proceed. The resort wants to add about 550 acres of skiing, a
lift and warming hut on Peak 6 within its existing Forest Service
permit. Environmentalists contend cutting down trees for ski runs
could hurt habitat for lynx and other animals.