Aspen–Officials with the White River National Forest say too many people are coming to the area to hike, bike, camp and ride horses. Some fear the millions of visitors that come to the forest every year may not be sustainable.

Carbondale–Public arts in Carbondale may take a big hit financially in 2012. The town is considering a 50 percent cut in funding.

Debeque–A Debeque company that disposes oil and gas wastewater has gone belly up. Black Mountain Recycling filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week.

Grand Junction–A man suspected of shooting and killing a 16 year old boy who was helping him rob a house near Grand Junction last week has been arrested. 22 year old Joshua Ringold is facing a long list of criminal charges including first degree murder.

In other news…

WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) – Two siblings accused in a series of
crimes across multiple states are due in court in southern
Dylan Stanley Dougherty and Ryan Dougherty are both scheduled to
appear before a judge Monday in Walsenburg.
The brothers along with their sister each face five counts each
of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and other
felony charges related to a high speed chase and what authorities
say was a shootout during their capture in August.
Lee Grace Dougherty pleaded not guilty last month.
The siblings are accused of robbing a bank in Georgia and
shooting at police officers in Florida and Colorado. They were also
suspected of two car thefts in Utah.

PINE, Colo. (AP) – A family of four has been rescued after they
got lost searching for a Christmas tree.
Jefferson County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley says the
family was in the Buffalo Creek area looking for a Christmas tree
to cut down when they realized they were lost on Sunday afternoon.
The family called for help and a search party rescued them.