MAYBELL, Colo. (AP) – Crews in northwestern Colorado are fighting several lightning-sparked fires, but none have prompted evacuations. The Cedar Knob fire has burned nearly 1,200 acres on private land near Maybell in Moffat County. It was 25 percent contained yesterday. And an 8-acre fire in the Cold Springs area near the Wyoming and Utah borders is 90 percent contained.
LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Department of Transportation says part of U.S. 24 is still open after a sinkhole 100 feet deep and 20 feet across opened beside the road, apparently caused by the collapse of an abandoned railroad tunnel far below. A CDOT spokeswoman says the tunnel collapsed decades ago but much of the soil above it remained frozen until recently.
ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) – Rocky Mountain National Park has lifted a total fire ban following recent rains. The park banned all campfires last month because of the threat of wildfires in Colorado. Campfires are now permitted in campgrounds, some backcountry campsites and designated picnic areas.
DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams failed a second performance-enhancing drug test after he failed his first test, according to reports filed in his lawsuit against the NFL, The Denver Post reports court records also allege that Williams dropped a bottle from his waist area while he was providing a urine sample for a third test. Williams is facing a six-game suspension for his first failed performance-enhancing drug test. Williams contends the league violated protocol in collecting urine samples.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The University of Colorado Board of Regents is considering joining an appeal in a lawsuit that would direct more funding for K-12 public schools. CU has been asked to join the appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court after a lower court struck down the state’s public education funding system, calling it inadequate. The regents meet tomorrow to review the request from state officials to offer their opinion in the case.