Breaking News: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Soldier dies while training in Colorado; no details released

By The AP

FORT CARSON — An Army post in Colorado says a soldier has died in a training accident, but no details have been released. Officials at Fort Carson say the soldier died at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Fort Carson spokeswoman Dani Johnson says the soldier’s name and specifics of the accident won’t be released until the soldier’s family members have been identified. Fort Carson is home to infantry, armored and helicopter units. It also has an airborne Special Forces ...

Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California. The deadline for Zinke to announce his recommendations is Thursday following a four-month review of 27 sites ordered by President Donald Trump. The outdoor recreation industry has hammered home its ...

Police: 13-year-old behind wheel of car transporting 25 lbs of meth

By Staff

Three people were arrested Tuesday — including a 13-year-old boy who was allegedly the driver of a car stopped on Interstate 70 — following a drug bust that allegedly netted 25 pounds of methamphetamine. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Western Colorado Drug Task Force seized the drugs after stopping a Dodge Avenger at mile post 13 near Fruita. Three people were in the car, according to the sheriff’s office — German Michel-Arreola, ...

Coroner: Man in fatal I-70 crash west of Denver was drunk

By The AP

MORRISON — A coroner has found that the man who killed himself and another driver in a car crash on Interstate 70 west of Denver last month was legally drunk. The Denver Post reports Dan Pruett, Jefferson County chief deputy coroner, found 54-year-old Jeffery Stumpf had a blood-alcohol level of .146 when he drove across a median into oncoming traffic near Morrison, causing a five-vehicle crash that killed Stumpf, 52-year-old Jodie Stewart and injured six others. Driving in Colorado ...

Prosecutors charge man in northern Colorado slaying

By The AP

GREELEY — Prosecutors have charged a suspect accused of killing a man in northern Colorado and leaving the body in a locked, burning garage. The Greeley Tribune reports 22-year-old Aaron Hoult is charged with first-degree murder and arson after Greeley firefighters called to the Aug. 16 fire found the body. Hoult told police he was at the garage to retrieve a bike pump when he saw an unknown man stabbing the victim, whose name has not been released. According to an arrest ...

Duffy, bullpen hold Rockies to 2 hits; Royals win 3-2

By The AP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Danny Duffy was not pleased with his bullpen warmup. Once the game started he had no-hit stuff. Duffy and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, helping the Kansas City Royals hold off the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night. Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and retired the first two batters before walking DJ LeMahieu and allowing a homer to Nolan Arenado. The Rockies star third baseman squared up a 1-1 pitch and hit it out for his 28th home ...

Critics maintain Utah mustang meeting a ‘slaughter summit’

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal scientists and mostly rural interests are gathering at a wild horse conference in Utah that mustang-protection advocates maintain is a thinly veiled effort to promote increased roundups and eventual slaughter of tens of thousands of animals from California to Colorado without public input. The National Horse and Burro Summit gets underway Wednesday in Salt Lake City, a week after congressional auditors identified countless hurdles but no solutions to the ...

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