NEWS, MARCH 30TH

Eagle–The man convicted of shooting and killing Carbondale Doctor Gary Bruce Kitching and wounding three others in a Vail bar over two years ago has been sentenced. Richard Moreau was given a sentence of life in prison without parole plus 80 years.

Glenwood Springs–The five people vying to become Garfield County’s new manager will be interviewed today by the Board of Commissioners behind closed doors. The candidates were interviewed during public sessions yesterday. A new manager should be hired within the next week or so.

CONIFER, Colo. (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says the state will
conduct a thorough review after a prescribed burn apparently
erupted into a wildfire that left two people dead and one missing.
Hickenlooper visited the 6-square-mile burn area southwest of
Denver yesterday. The fire destroyed or damaged 27 homes.
Hickenlooper says the review will be done with “a great sense of
urgency.” The governor has suspended the use of prescribed burns
on state lands until that review is complete.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The Air Force Academy says a
cadet will face a court-martial in April over allegations he
sexually assaulted a woman in the academy’s dorms. Spokesman Lt.
Col. John Bryan tells The Gazette Stephan H. Claxton will appear
April 17 for the court-martial. Claxton was among three cadets
charged this year in separate sex assault cases. Charges were
dropped against Kyle Cressy. Commanders have yet to decide whether
to send Robert Evenson to a court-martial.

DENVER (AP) – Lottery players aren’t the only ones in Colorado
seeing dollar signs in the record-setting Mega Millions jackpot.
State budget-writers could also benefit from an unexpected
windfall. A lone winner from Colorado tonight would owe the state
anywhere from several hundred thousand dollars in taxes a year to a
single payment of more than $16 million worth of income taxes.
Those figures don’t include any sales taxes from anything a winner
might buy, such as a luxury car or a mansion.

 

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