MEEKER (AP) – An autopsy is scheduled today for the victim of a plane crash in northwest Colorado after witnesses reported hearing an explosion and authorities found wreckage of a plane. The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and rescue crews searched the area again on Saturday after the body was found on Friday. It’s not known how many people were onboard.
DENVER (AP) – Clear Creek authorities say search and rescue crews are looking for a man who was reported missing after he didn’t return from a hike at St. Mary’s Glacier. Members from the Alpine Rescue Team and Rocky Mountain Rescue tried to find the 50-year-old hiker in cold and snowy weather yesterday and they expect to resume their search this morning.
DURANGO (AP) – A team of wildland firefighters in Colorado is headed to the rugged terrain of Alaska this year because of their reputation as some of the best in the West. The BLM says the annual trip to Alaska began a decade ago after word spread about the ability of the Colorado firefighters to cut firebreaks, deal with wild animals and cope with rapidly changing conditions.
DENVER (AP) – Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to import the predators. About 110 Mexican gray wolves roam parts of Arizona and New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to complete a recovery plan for the Mexican wolf in 2017.