News, October 17th

Rifle–The Subway restaurant in Rifle was robbed early Monday morning. According to police reports, someone broke into the restaurant on Taughenbaugh Boulevard during the graveyard hours. An unspecified amount of cash was stolen from the safe. Right now, Rifle police have no suspects but are gathering clues. A one thousand dollar reward is being offered by Crimestoppers of Garfield County for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect. You can provide information anonymously by calling 945-0101 or on line at garcocrimestoppers.com.

Glenwood Springs–Two Tennessee men won’t be able to hunt in Colorado for five years for killing a bear and tossing the carcass off a cliff outside of Glenwood Springs. 51 year old Harley Manley plead guilty to charge of killing a black bear before September 1st, the start of the fall, bear hunting season. Manley was given a mandatory five year suspension of hunting privileges, a two-year deferred prison sentence, a 4 thousand dollar fine and a 6 thousand dollar donation to Colorado’s poaching tipline, Operation Game Thief. He also has to forfeit his bow. 62 year old David Coleman also loses his hunting license for five years and has to pay 3 thousand dollars in fines and 4 thousand to Operation Game Thief. According to reports from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the men shot the female bear in the Dolan Gulch area north of Glenwood Springs, removed all four paws and threw the carcass over a cliff. The two men were arrested by District Wildlife Manager Dan Cacho.

In other news…

DENVER (AP) – Firefighters responding to bar fire in Denver have discovered five people dead inside. Denver police Det. John White confirmed the deaths. The fire at Fero’s Bar & Grill was reported early this morning. No other details were immediately available.

DENVER (AP) – Four of Colorado’s congressional hopefuls are in Denver for another round of political debates, including a debate on legalizing pot. Republican incumbent Cory Gardner meets his Democratic challenger Brandon Shaffer today. And Democratic incumbent Ed Perlmutter takes on Republican Joe Coors.

DENVER (AP) – The stakes in Colorado’s marijuana debate are getting much higher – as in, all the way to heaven. A vigorous back-and-forth has entered the religious arena, with opponents planning an announcement of faith leaders calling on Coloradans to reject making pot legal without a doctor’s recommendation. Supporters released a list of clergy members who support legalizing the drug and ending criminal penalties for its use.

KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) – Colorado’s ski season is getting under way. Arapahoe Basin is starting its season with an 18-inch base, one lift running and one intermediate trail open today. The ski area is the first in Colorado to open for this winter.

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