Fire Captain Found Dead

A Louisiana fire captain who was wanted for killing his wife in Mississippi has been found dead in western Colorado. 48-year-old Rudolf “Rudi” Shoats was accused of killing his wife, 45-year-old Khristie Rollins Shoats, on Sunday. Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Sheriff Reginald Jackson says Rudolf pulled into an emergency parking lot in Durango on Monday. Jackson … Read more

Seizing Hiker Rescued

Rescuers with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Rescue Aspen had to rescue a female hiker near Crater Lake yesterday evening, and ended up having to evacuate her via helicopter due to a medical emergency. Authorities received the first indication of trouble when the Ohio woman apparently activated an emergency beacon around 6 pm. … Read more

John Bowlen Arrest Warrant

Legal problems are stacking up for John Bowlen, the son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, following his arrest for drunken driving in California this past weekend – he’s facing trouble back here at home too. On Tuesday, an Arapahoe County Judge issued another arrest warrant for Bowlen, saying that the arrest in California constitutes … Read more

Final Grand Avenue Bridge Open House Today

The whole region has spent more than 2 years preparing for it. And now, with less than 2 weeks to go before the closure and demolition of the Grand Avenue Bridge, officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation are holding one last open house this evening to help area residents get ready for the fourth … Read more

Body Found May Be Treasure Hunter

Investigators in Fremont County haven’t yet identified a body that was found in the Arkansas River last week, but they suspect that it may turn out to be a man who moved to Colorado to search for a box of treasure hidden by a wealthy art dealer – a challenge that has drawn nationwide attention … Read more

Gateway Shooter Held on $1M Bond

The suspect who shot at multiple passing vehicles on a highway near Gateway on Sunday afternoon is behind bars in the Mesa County Jail, and likely won’t be going anywhere any time soon. 54-year-old Rick Whited is now facing five charges of attempted murder and six counts of felony menacing. Investigators say that Whited sat … Read more

Alcohol Possible Cause in Morrison Crash

State Patrol investigators say they are looking at alcohol possibly being a factor in the deadly multi-car crash that tied up eastbound I-70 near Morrison for hours this past Sunday. Officers responding to the accident just after 11am found an empty bottle of Fireball whiskey and an unopened beer in the pickup of 54-year-old Jeffrey … Read more

Durango Jury Trial Change

Durango city officials will now allow jury trials for minor offenses after the ACLU said denying defendants the right to trial violates the state’s constitution. City officials agreed to rewrite its municipal codes after receiving a letter from the civil rights organization. The ACLU represented Fort Lewis College assistant professor Anthony Nocella, who was accused … Read more

Colorado Juvenile Sentencing

In light of Supreme Court decisions banning life without parole for juvenile offenders, dozens of Colorado prisoners who committed crimes as minors could be eligible for release, but only one has been freed so far. It’s been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court made its’ 2012 ban on such sentences retroactive, prompting … Read more

Vail Real Estate Tops $1 Billion

Real estate sales in the Vail area of Colorado have exceeded $1 billion for the first half of this year. The last time Eagle County’s sales volume exceeded $1 billion in the first half of the year was 2008. Sales this year were boosted by the $145 million sale in April of Park Hyatt Beaver … Read more