News, September 25th

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) – The Eagle County coroner has identified the body of a woman found in the Eagle River as 40-year-old Stephanie Brantley of Gypsum. Coroner Kara Bettis said yesterday that Brantley died of a gunshot wound to the chest. The case is under investigation. A fisherman discovered Brantley’s body on Friday behind the Gypsum Wastewater Treatment Facility.

DENVER (AP) – The director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission says it’s time to consider statewide rules on baseline groundwater sampling and monitoring at new well pads. Matt Lepore says the monitoring would show if drilling operations have contaminated groundwater supplies. The state has been holding meetings on how far wells must be from buildings.

DENVER (AP) – A new study says that the greenback cutthroat trout survives only in a four-mile stretch of a creek southwest of Colorado Springs. University of Colorado scientists and other researchers used historical research and analysis of fish DNA to confirm the only pure greenback cutthroat trout exist in a 4-mile stretch of Bear Creek. The green cutthroat trout is the state fish.

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Mitt Romney wrapped up a two-city Colorado swing yesterday by using the unrest the Middle East to challenge the president’s foreign policy. The Republican presidential nominee told a crowd at the Pueblo airport yesterday that country needs a president who will “shape events in the Middle East” rather than be “at the mercy of them.” Romney flew to Ohio after the rally.