FORMER GARCO BOOKEEPER GETS 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE
GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – A former bookkeeper in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. 52 year old Robin McMillan was sentenced yesterday for theft and to filing a false tax return. Police say she estimated that she stole about $50,000 from the office, but a victim impact statement from early October listed the loss as $411,000 dating back to 2008.
LOW FLYING JET CLIPS CABLE IN DEBEQUE CANYON
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Chaos descended on I-70 when a single-engine, jet fighter-style airplane clipped a cable over the Colorado River, lost a piece of its wing and sent the wire smashing down onto the highway. The driver of a semitrailer suffered minor injuries in the mishap yesterday. Witnesses say the cable acted like a whip, taking out several car windshields. The FAA says the pilot made an emergency landing at Grand Junction regional airport.
GRAY WOLF SHOT NEAR KREMMLING
DENVER (AP) – Wildlife officials say a coyote-like animal killed near Kremmling was actually a gray wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that DNA tests at its Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, were used to confirm the species. A legal coyote hunter shot the animal April 29 and immediately notified state wildlife officials.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIES
DENVER (AP) – Democratic state Rep. John Buckner of Aurora has died after battling a respiratory illness. His press office said Buckner died yesterday from sarcoidosis (sahr-coy-DOE’-sis), which causes inflammation of the body’s tissues. He was 67.