NEWS, JUNE 28TH

Glenwood Springs–A recent high speed chase through South Glenwood Springs ended up being a foot pursuit of a man wanted by the United States Marshall’s office. 26 year old Thomas Armijo was caught hiding in some brushes along the bank of the Roaring Fork River. The Denver halfway house fugitive had been hiding out at his sister’s home in Glenwood.

Parachute–The settlements of the two companies that spilled drilling fluids in the Parachute area four years ago have been approved by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Berry Petroleum and Marathon Oil will pay r 316 thousand dollars combined in fines for the spills.

DENVER (AP) – Federal officials have declared a drought-related
disaster in southeastern Colorado, making farmers and ranchers
eligible for emergency help. Sen. Mark Udall said Monday that the Department of Agriculture’s declaration covers Baca, Crowley and Otero counties. Farmers there can apply can apply for emergency loans. Farmers have eight months to apply.

UNDATED (AP) – Parents and a Virginia-based group are joining
forces to support the Douglas County School District as it defends
its voucher program against a lawsuit. The Institute for Justice and a group of Douglas County parents are announcing plans Tuesday to intervene in the legal challenge on behalf of the school district.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and two other
groups are suing the district, saying the voucher program is
unconstitutional because it will use public funds for religious
schools. The ACLU also argues the plan would improperly divert
public money to private schools.

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – Authorities are limiting activity on Clear
Creek, where a 45-year-old man died while body surfing on Clear
Creek in Golden. City spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley tells KDVR-TV the
man was swimming in the creek with no gear when he was swept under
water Sunday. The victim’s name wasn’t released. Officials say
Inflatable devices such as inner tubes and belly boats, body
surfing and swimming are prohibited on Clear Creek from Colorado
119 east through the Golden city limits.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man suspected of hiding in the
tank of a portable toilet is also accused of spying on women in
bathrooms at several Boulder businesses. Boulder police spokeswoman
Kim Kobel (koh-BELL’) says 30-year-old Luke Ivan Chrisco faces four
charges of burglary. Police say they found peepholes in businesses
where Chrisco is suspected of spying.

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