NEWS

COLORADO HONORS FALLEN DALLAS COPS

Denver—In honor of the five Dallas police officers who were shot and killed last night, all flags in Colorado will fly at half staff for the next few days. Governor John Hickenlooper ordered the flags to be lowered at all state buildings, following the lead of the federal proclamation. The flags will remain at half staff until Tuesday. In addition to the five officers killed in Dallas, seven others were wounded.

GLENWOOD SMOKING BAN EXPANDED

Glenwood Springs—The nightly ritual of smokers lighting up in front of Doc Holliday’s and other places in Glenwood Springs will have to change soon. Last night, the Glenwood Springs City Council voted unanimously to expand the ban on outdoor smoking. City Attorney Karl Hanlon says it affects a variety of areas where it’s hard for non-smokers to avoid the second-hand variety including bus stops and park and ride facilities. Hanlon says in terms of the enforcement, the city is looking for compliance as opposed to writing tickets.

LITTLE DOG SURVIVES A MONTH IN LOCAL MOUNTAINS

Aspen—It’s the youngest and smallest dog Pitkin County Animal Safety Director ReRe Baker has ever seen disappear and reappear. She’s referring to ‘Wyatt’, a one-year old Shih Tzu who vanished from the ranch of his owner Darryl Rowe in late May and found his way back almost a month later. Rowe says Wyatt was found on a hiking trail 27 days after running off. He was frail and thin but otherwise okay. Rowe says no one is sure why Wyatt took off but he guesses he was chasing a squirrel or a rabbit and got lost. Wyatt is now back with the family.

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