Breaking News: Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Officials suspend search for missing Delta County woman

By Erin McIntyre

After five days of searching for 82-year-old Mary Finnegan of Delta County, officials have suspended the search for her in a remote area of the Uncompahgre National Forest. Officials cited an exhaustion of resources and the amount of time since she was last sighted as their reasons for making the difficult decision. Read more in tomorrow’s edition of The Daily Sentinel.  ...


Glenwood man ID’d as I-70 accident victim

By Dennis Webb

The Garfield County coroner on Thursday said a Glenwood Springs man was the victim of a fatal accident on Interstate 70 outside Rifle Wednesday afternoon. Daniel Jacob Kobrin, 39, died of multiple injuries, Coroner Robert Glassmire said. Glassmire said Kobrin’s family said he was born and raised in Hotchkiss and recently had lived in Portland, Ore. Rifle police chief John Dyer said an investigation continues, but the initial evidence suggested Kobrin was driving about 90 mph or ...


ATF rules Whitewater gunpowder facility fire an accident

By Erin McIntyre

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ruled today that an incident at a Whitewater ammunition facility that sent one employee to the hospital and burned at least three structures at 1475 Blair Road was an accident. Officials determined the fire was caused by combustion of particles in the air, most likely dust, and it caused a “flash fire,” not an explosion, as officials initially reported. The location is a production facility for American Pioneer Powder, ...


BLM imposes fire restrictions in Garfield County

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management has imposed fire restrictions starting Friday on lands it manages in Garfield County, reflecting the increasingly dry conditions in the region. “While we have received some moisture in this area over the past few weeks, we are drier than normal and fire danger has reached high levels at elevations below about 8,000 feet,” Karl Mendonca, manager for the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, said in a news release Thursday. The move follows fire ...


Man accused of taking hostage at Independence Pass

By The AP

ASPEN — A Colorado Springs man has been accused of pointing a gun at others and taking a man hostage at a camping area in Independence Pass. The Aspen Daily News reports that the man faces a felony charge of first-degree kidnapping and a misdemeanor count of prohibited use of a weapon after the incident on Wednesday. Police say the man was holding another man hostage near two vehicles about 11 miles east of Aspen. The hostage was able to run away from the scene and officers arrested ...


Stolen gun from Littleton shop used in boy’s shooting

By The AP

DENVER — Authorities say a handgun stolen from a suburban Denver gun store in June was used in the accidental shooting of a 13-year-old boy. The Denver Post reports that police say the boy was shot in the leg on July 14 in an apartment in Edgewater, a small town just west of Denver. Police Chief John Mackey says the incident was “an accidental shooting between friends.” Investigators determined the weapon used in the shooting was stolen in one of two gun shop burglaries ...


Bathroom law pushes prosecutors conference to Boulder

By The AP

BOULDER — A group of progressive prosecutors from across the country is moving its conference to Boulder from North Carolina because of that state’s law transgender bathroom law. The Daily Camera reports more than two dozen district attorneys will discuss jail populations, sentencing reform, juvenile justice and other issues during the gathering Thursday and Friday. The group says it decided to relocate after North Carolina passed its law requiring transgender people to use ...


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