News, May 6th

GLENWOOD CANYON BIKE PATH CLOSED

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Canyon bike path is closed from the Shoshone Power Plant to the Hanging Lake Rest Area due to high water. Officials with C-DOT say it will remain closed until further notice. According to the latezt measurements, the Colorado River below Glenwood Springs is running at just over 9 thousand cubic feet per second.

EAGLE COUNTY TEEN CHARGED MURDERING FATHER

GYPSUM(AP) – A 13-year-old Gypsum boy is suspected of killing his father and trying to conceal the slaying. The boy was arrested yesterday after a tip from the father’s employer led deputies to check on the family. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was being investigated for graffiti before the slaying. Deputies say the father didn’t show up for a meeting with deputies Wednesday to discuss the investigation. The father’s employer said the son called in to report his father sick several days in a row.

TAX RELIEF FOR FIRE, FLOOD VICTIMS

DENVER (AP) – People who lost their homes and businesses during historic Colorado floods and wildfires last year may still get some relief on their property taxes, but it’ll be smaller than initially expected. The state Senate gave initial approval today to a proposal to forgive a portion of the property taxes of affected residents.

BANNER PILOT CRASHES INTO OLD HOUSE

NORTHGLENN (AP) – The pilot who survived a crash into a home near Denver used to live in the house but so far the connection seems to be a coincidence. Brian Veatch told KMGH-TV that he didn’t realize the house he hit yesterday was the same one he used to live in a decade ago until someone pointed it out. Veatch is already back at work but declined to be interviewed.

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