Aspen–Pitkin County authorities are investigating the death of a Canadian boy who collapsed while playing basketball at Aspen High School yesterday. The boy was taking part in the Aspen Basketball Academy. An autopsy is being done today.
Glenwood Springs–The Tibetan blessing of the Glenwood Springs Vapor Caves helped get the convention of the National Speleological Society off to a positive start. Some 12-hundred caving enthusiasts are calling Glenwood Springs High School home for the next five days.
DENVER (AP) – Colorado prides itself on annual obesity rankings
of the 50 states, consistently coming in as the thinnest.
It did so again Tuesday – but the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention says Colorado still failed to meet a national goal
to lower obesity to 15 percent of the adult population.
2010 data reported to the CDC show 21 percent of Coloradans are
considered obese. Mississippi was the highest state with 34
percent. The CDC said 12 states have 30 percent or more of adults who are
considered obese. No state had that level in 2000.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Archbishop Charles Chaput (SHAP’-yoo) of
Denver is pledging to help sex-abuse victims by working harder than
anyone to heal “the sins of the past” as he takes over as the new
Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia. The pope appointed the
outspoken, conservative Chaput to the post early today. A
66-year-old Native American, he has spent his career in the western
DENVER (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration is
investigating whether an air traffic controller on duty in Colorado
had more alcohol in his system than the rules allow. The FAA says a
random test this month showed the controller’s blood-alcohol was
above the 0.02 percent maximum for on-duty controllers. The
controller’s name wasn’t released
DENVER (AP) – Frontier Airlines has canceled 15 more flights
because of a hail storm that damaged many of its planes last week.
A spokesman says the airline was able to restore three more flights
today, but another 10 cancellations are expected tomorrow. Frontier
has contracted with charter airlines to replace other flights.