Parachute—A Grand Junction man was killed in a rollover accident early Sunday morning west of Parachute. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, 22 year old Devan Cruz Carderea was heading east on I-70 around 4-am when he lost control of his Dodge Ram pickup near mile marker 68. Troopers say Carderea drifted off the left side, hit a delineator post and crossed back over the eastbound lanes before going into a roll. Carderea was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by the Garfield County Coroner. The right lane of eastbound I-70 was closed for several hours. The CSP is still investigating the cause of the accident.
ASPEN (AP) – Aspen and Pitkin County’s open space programs have secured mineral rights beneath the jointly owned Smuggler Mountain Open Space. Representatives submitted a winning bid of $34,000 at an auction in Glenwood Springs. Acquiring the Smuggler mineral rights eliminates the potential for possible future attempts to conduct mining operations on open space.
GRAND JUNCTION. (AP) – Hunters in western Colorado are using darts to manage the fertility of wild horses. The Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area Darting Team shoots mares with darts that deliver a contraceptive that has helped control the size of the herds and earned recognition from the Bureau of Land Management. Team members have injected 325 doses of fertility drugs since they got together 13 years ago.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved. Immigration lawyers in Denver, New York, San Antonio and Los Angeles say they’ve had hearings canceled with little notice and received no new court dates.