News, August 8th

LEGAL MANEUVERING IN DEADLY CARBONDALE SHOOTING

Glenwood Springs—A gag order is being sought by attorneys for the Carbondale man accused of murdering his stepdaughter’s boyfriend last Wednesday.  39 year old Fredy Cabrera is behind bars for allegedly shooting Douglas Menjivar July 31st and wounding his stepdaughter, Leydy Trejo.  Cabrera’s attorneys are asking the judge for a gag order to limit pre-trial publicity.  They’re also trying to prevent prosecutors from obtaining hair and saliva samples from Cabrera as well as records of his visitors in jail.  The defense team is also asking the investigating officers to keep all notes on the case.  Cabrera’s next court appearance is August 21st.

NO SIGN OF FUEL IN SNAKE  RIVER FOLLOWING TANKER CRASH

Frisco—There’s no sign of diesel fuel in the Snake River following last Saturday’s tanker truck crash near Loveland Pass.  About 6 thousand gallons of gas and diesel fuel spilled when the semi overturned near the narrow, two-lane pass.  Officials say none of the fuel made it to the Snake River which runs into Denver’s major water supply, Dillon Reservoir. The driver, suffered minor injuries and was cited for careless driving.  Authorities say it could take weeks to finish the cleanup.