• Dog Survives on it’s Own for Three Months DENVER (AP) – A Colorado dog is back home after surviving in and around a mountain town for over three months.  Prince escaped after owner Kari Yarbrough of Colorado Springs was in a car crash near Buena Vista on Oct. 22 and she was taken to jail failing to appear at court hearing. She searched ...
  • Aggressive Mountain Lions have been Caught (AP) – Wildlife officials have trapped and killed five mountain lions near Glenwood Springs after residents reported aggressive behavior by the predators.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials trapped and killed the mountain lions last month.  Area wildlife manager Perry Will says four of the animals were believed to be a mother and her grown kittens. ...
  • Water Managers Working to Complete Drought Plan Flagstaff, AZ—Water managers in Arizona and California say they’re confident they’ll get the work done needed to complete a drought plan. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said Friday that the two states missed a federal deadline to finish the plan to combat a shrinking supply of Colorado River water. Arizona passed legislation Thursday approving the authorization of ...
  • Governor says Full Day Kindergarten will not be Temporary DENVER (AP) – Gov. Jared Polis says he’s confident the state can ensure full-day kindergarten funding in the years ahead. Polis told the Joint Education Committee on Wednesday that saving reserve funds for schools, higher local property taxes and dedicated work by legislators will ensure that instituting full-day funding won’t be a temporary experiment.
  • Craig’s Christmas Eve Fire Appears to have been Started by the Fire’s Victim CRAIG (AP) – Authorities believe a Colorado boy who died in a Christmas Eve fire at his house likely sparked the blaze himself.  Police Capt. Bill Leonard says materials found in the bedroom of 3-year-old Lane Ernest Cullen in Craig suggest he had been playing with fire.  He said the case is being sent to ...
  • Colorado Income Tax Reduction has been Rejected DENVER (AP) – Senate Democrats have rejected a GOP proposal to reduce Colorado’s individual and corporate income tax rate. The proposal, sponsored by Republican Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg and Rep. Rod Pelton, had won initial support in a tweet from Colorado’s new Democratic governor, Jared Polis.
  • Former Colorado Dentist Pleads Guilty FRISCO (AP) – A former Colorado dentist accused of illegally distributing prescriptions for sedatives and painkillers has pleaded guilty.  42-year-old Bonifacio Guillena pleaded guilty Monday in a Summit County court to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. A former employee at Guillena’s dental practice in Silverthorne told police in March 2018 that Guillena ...
  • Clean Up Continues Near Parachute Parachute– Two recent leaks from oil and gas facilities near Parachute has crews busy doing clean up.  A buried natural gas gathering line owned by Bargath,  ruptured last week north of Parachute.  Williams says its surface water monitoring results indicate it has stopped contaminants from continuing to reach Parachute Creek.  According to the Colorado Oil and ...
  • Fewer Students Enrolled in Colorado Public Schools DENVER (AP) – Colorado public schools recorded their smallest increase in student numbers in nearly 30 years. According to figures released by the state department of education 1,256 more preschool through 12th grade students were counted in October 2018 than the previous year for a total statewide enrollment of over 911,500 students. The increase from the ...
  • Teacher & Father of Two Killed in Monday’s Avalanche Aspen—The man killed in an avalanche on Monday morning near the Markley Hut in the Castle Creek Valley has been identified as Arin Trook.  The California native and Stanford graduate was well-known for his love of the outdoors and passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge of environmental science.  Trook was in his sixth year ...