GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Mesa County health officials are
reporting Colorado’s first confirmed case of influenza of the
season. The county health department said today that a lab test
confirmed the illness in a Mesa County resident. Health officials
say the resident had traveled out of state during the likely time
of exposure. State health officials confirm it is the first flu
case of the season in Colorado.

DENVER (AP) – Authorities say two boys who disappeared in
western Colorado three days ago have been found safe after driving
a pickup truck to Phoenix. The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office
said yesterday that 12-year-old Christopher Ihinger and 14-year-old
Danny Eberly are in the custody of Phoenix police. They vanished
Sunday while the father of one of the boys and another man were
rock climbing.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say five Larimer County
inmates could face sanctions or criminal charges after surveillance
video showed them sharpening pieces of metal from a gymnasium clock
into shanks or acting as lookouts for those who did. Sheriff’s
officials say all five are now in a higher-security area. Spokesman
John Schulz tells The Denver Post the inmates were in the gym for
an extended period due to facility construction.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Colorado wildlife officers have
tranquilized a mountain lion found in a tree on the University of
Colorado campus in Boulder. The Daily Camera reports the animal was
spotted yesterday afternoon near the Kittredge residence hall
complex. Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says
wildlife officers were releasing the young male back in lion
country after collaring it so that its movements can be tracked.

DENVER (AP) – Federal officials want more details from Colorado
businessman Aaron Million on his permit application to build a
pipeline to divert water from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge Reservoir to
southeast Wyoming and Colorado. They also told Million yesterday
that he may need permits from other agencies for his proposal,
which he says involves hydropower and new reservoirs.