Aspen–The grassroots effort to name the east peak of Mount Sopris has his a snag. Officials with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names says Mount Sopris is in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area which could create some problems.
Aspen–An accident near Aspen claimed the life of an influential Republican Texas billionaire. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, 77 year old Charles Wyly was turning onto Highway 82 when his Porsche was hit by a an SUV. Wyly was pronounced dead at Aspen Valley Hospital.
Steamboat Springs–The rapid decline in the pronghorn and mule deer population along the Colorado/Wyoming state line has state wildlife officials mystified. A series of public meetings are being held this week in Steamboat Springs and Craig to discuss the issue.
Denver–16 pieces of steel from the World Trade Center are on display in Denver today. City and state officials are planning an event on the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. The pieces of steel can be seen at Civic Center Park and at the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A former Aspen policewoman is suing for more
than $460,000 in damages after she was fired by the Aspen Police
Department more than five years ago for using a stun gun on a
homeless woman. Former Aspen police officer Melinda Calvano says she was
subjected to gender bias, sexual harassment and a hostile work
environment. City officials say Calvano was fired for unfairly using a stun gun on Carol Alexy. Calvano says she used the stun gun on Alexy
because she felt threatened by the woman, who was digging through a
Thrift Shop trash bin.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Officials are worried that Frontier Airlines
will stop flying to Aspen. Local airline liaison Bill Tomcich says the future of Frontier Airlines is tenuous after parent company Republic Airways reported
a $15 million loss in the second quarter of this year.
The concern is the company is trying to sell
its four-plane fleet of Bombardier turboprop planes, the only
aircraft in Frontier’s fleet equipped to fly into Sardy Field.