Breaking News: Friday, July 29, 2016

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BLM pursues canceling 25 Thompson Divide leases

By Dennis Webb

Advocates for protecting Thompson Divide from oil and gas development moved a major step closer to their goal — and the energy industry perhaps a step closer to the courthouse — following a Bureau of Land Management action announced today. The agency released a final environmental impact statement on a review of 65 White River National Forest oil and gas leases, and has identified a preferred alternative to cancel the 25 of those leases that are in the Thompson Divide area ...

Garfield sheriff: ‘Good Samaritan’ shot himself

By Dennis Webb

A man who claimed to have been shot by a motorist he’d stopped to help on Colorado Highway 13 north of Rifle July 16 actually shot himself, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says. The sheriff’s office says it is continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting. The man had told authorities he’d stopped to assist a motorist around 12:30 a.m. July 16 when he was shot by the motorist. He then drove several miles to the bowling alley in the Rifle area and ...

Broncos insist Peyton Manning’s legacy lives on in Denver

By The AP

ENGLEWOOD — Assistant coach Eric Studesville walked into the running backs room at the Denver Broncos’ headquarters when the Super Bowl champs reported for their offseason program, scribbled the number 18 on the grease board and circled it. “We’re going to go at that pace. And we’re going to pay attention to detail like that,” running back C.J. Anderson recalled his position coach declaring on that day back in April. Anderson smiled. “If we do it ...

Colorado Riverfront Concert Series makes change to concert schedule

By Staff

The Travelin’ McCourys will step in to wrap up the Colorado Riverfront Concert Series after the originally schedule artist had to cancel because of health issues. Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who leads Buckwheat Zydeco, is recuperating from respiratory issues and “his doctors have advised him that he will need more time to fully recover,” according to a concert update at Traditional and progressive bluegrass band The ...

Fire near Colorado-Wyoming border burns cabin, outbuildings

By The AP

WALDEN — The largest wildfire currently burning in Colorado has scorched more than 43 square miles and destroyed a cabin and several outbuildings. Fire officials said Thursday that high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds the previous day pushed the Beaver Creek Fire in northern Colorado toward Parson’s Draw development. Wind-whipped flames forced firefighters to retreat, and one cabin and eight outbuildings were burned. In addition, three historic outbuildings were ...

Attorneys for gunman in deadly clinic attack seek media ban

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Attorneys for a man who killed three people and injured nine more in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs are seeking to have their client barred from talking to the news media. The Gazette reports Robert Lewis Dear Jr.‘s lawyers filed a motion last week asking the court to require a mental health facility in Pueblo to prohibit reporters from interacting with their client. Dear is undergoing treatment there while the case against him ...

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