ASPEN (AP) – Special events are causing big headaches for several Colorado communities, prompting calls for limits on foot races, cycling races, ski competitions and other events that officials say are taking a toll on resources and local residents. Officials in Pitkin County are considering new requirements for permits to ensure compliance on noise limits and crowd issues. Denver plans to ratchet up a year-old moratorium on new running races or walks by adding limits in 2015 on nearly all new special events of other types on public property.
MINTURN(AP) – A 46-year-old man is in serious condition after being shot in Minturn. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office says the man was found shot in the chest in an alley in the town near Vail Monday morning. Deputies are looking for a 43-year-old man suspected in the shooting.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Colorado officials who want to make it easier for authorities to take blood samples from suspected drunk drivers without their permission or a warrant.The justices on Monday let stand a state supreme court ruling that excluded evidence of a Colorado man’s blood test that showed his blood-alcohol level at the time of a traffic accident was nearly three times the legal limit.Colorado had argued that police should be allowed to order blood samples when there is not enough time to get a warrant before blood alcohol levels decrease.In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that authorities must consider several factors and be able to justify why they did not obtain a warrant before drawing blood.
DENVER (AP) – The state has awarded $9.5 million in grants for 15 drinking water and wastewater systems in small communities. The Department of Public Health Environment says the grants are for planning, designing or building systems.