News, August 12th

Rifle—Six Garfield County streams are being proposed for in-stream flow protection to protect recreation and fisheries. The Colorado Water Conservation Board is considering recommendations for stretches of the Dry Fork of Roan Creek, Beaver Creek and East Divide Creek.

MANITOU SPRINGS (AP) – Officials in Manitou Springs are investigating whether a hospitalized woman is the remaining person missing after a deadly mudslide and flash flood over the weekend. Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs identifies her as Laura Hunter, and said officials believe she was rescued Friday from a tree in Manitou Springs. The mudslide killed one person. Three others were initially unaccounted for after the storm, but two have been found safe. The mudslide destroyed six houses and damaged more than 30.

DENVER (AP) – Authorities are concerned over a new Colorado law that no longer requires them to track homeless sex offenders. Police are worried that more sex offenders will tell law enforcement agencies that they no longer have home addresses.

ALAMOSA (AP) – An Alamosa city councilor who waved a stun gun at his son during a lawn-watering dispute has been sentenced to nine months of unsupervised probation. Leland Romero pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment. He told investigators that he was trying to evict his son Lucas from the rental property at the time.