News, June 27th

REMAINS OF MISSING BOY FOUND NEAR DURANGO

Durango—Human bones found by searchers this week in southwestern Colorado were that of the boy who’s been missing since November. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office says the Colorado Bureau of Investigation confirmed the remains to be those of 13 year old Dylan Redwine. The youngster lived in Monument with his mother Elaine but under a court order, had to spend Thanksgiving weekend with his dad Mark in Vallecito. Mark says he stepped out to run some errands on the morning of November 19th. He says Dylan was gone when he got home that night.

EXTREME FIRE DANGER ON WESTERN SLOPE

Glenwood Springs—Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place on federal and private lands across most of western Colorado. The heat wave and gusty winds have increased the fire danger below 8 thousand feet.

NEW CASTLE BANS RECREATIONAL WEED

New Castle—Officials with the town of New Castle voted last night to ban the sale of recreational marijuana. The vote was 5 to 1. Mayor Frank Breslin made the motion to ban retail weed establishments after hearing about two hours of arguments for and against. Breslin says his biggest concern is the cost of drafting the complicated regulations and enforcement will more than likely offset any sales tax benefits.

BASALT PAYING ASPEN TIMES LEGAL FEES IN O’CONNOR DISPUTE

Basalt—Basalt taxpayers are going to have to pay the 50 thousand dollar legal fees owed to the Aspen Times over court documents related to the firing of former police chief Roderick O’Connor.

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