ANOTHER COLORADO SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED IN SHOOTOUT
BAILEY (AP) – Authorities in Park County say a shooting has killed a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect in mountain town of Bailey and left two other deputies wounded. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened just after 9 o’clock this morning. Neither the circumstances of the violence nor the conditions of the wounded deputies were immediately clear. Earlier this month a Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed in Grand Junction while trying to subdue an armed 17 year old boy.
IN OTHER NEWS…
RUSH, Colo. (AP) – Authorities in El Paso County have euthanized three dogs that that mauled children last weekend. The three Great Danes were euthanized by the sheriff’s office after the attacks Saturday that injured four children, three of whom required surgery. The dogs’ owner, who runs a breeding company called Rate Danes in Rush, is facing charges of unlawful ownership of a dangerous dog.
DENVER (AP) – The House sponsors of a Colorado right-to-die bill have withdrawn their legislation, conceding they didn’t have the votes for it to pass this election year. Democratic Reps. Joann Ginal of Fort Collins and Lois Court of Denver tearfully vowed before a hushed House chamber that they will try again next year.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – An environmental group plans to sue financially-troubled coal giant Peabody Energy. The Steamboat Today newspaper reports that WildEarth Guardians claims Peabody doesn’t have the money to make good on its promise to clean up its mines in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.