Breaking News: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Garfield Re-2 School Board cuts ties with superintendent

By Emily Shockley

Members of the Garfield Re-2 School Board voted this morning to adopt a resolution that will lead to the end of Superintendent Susan Birdsey’s employment in the district. The half-page resolution states the board approved a roster of “essential terms of separation” in a draft agreement and will move forward with a written separation agreement that will reflect those terms, including a compensation package “worth no more than $220,000” in exchange for ...

Rockies press conference live online

By Patti Arnold

Colorado Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich’s press conference regarding the trade of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will be streamed live online at at 11:30 this morning. The press conference will also be live on Periscope.  ...

Group submits recall signatures for Jeffco school board

By The AP

GOLDEN — Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism are turning in signatures to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push. A group of parents and educators called Jeffco United for Action plans to submit 30,000 recall signatures Tuesday to the county clerk’s office. They need 15,000 valid signatures from Jefferson County voters for each board member they’re trying ...

Carbon monoxide from camp stove killed campers near Aspen

By The AP

ASPEN — Carbon monoxide from a camp stove burning in their tent killed a father and son camping near Aspen. Lightning was initially believed responsible for the deaths of 41-year-old Jeffery Beard and 14-year-old Cameron Beard, both of Colorado Springs, near the Maroon Bells parking lot on July 16. Authorities later said carbon monoxide poisoning was another possibility and toxicology results released late Monday confirmed that the poisonous gas was to blame. Beard’s ...

Boulder police kill naked man accused of knife attack

By The AP

BOULDER — A man who allegedly attacked people at a Boulder apartment with a knife while high on LSD is dead after being shot by police. Police say an officer shot the man, who was naked, Monday night after a Taser failed to subdue him after confronting him in a stairwell on the way to the apartment. Police didn’t provide further details about the man’s actions at the time. Police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley says police were called to the apartment building after a resident ...

Nebraskan gets 30 years to life for slaying of Colorado man

By The AP

NORTH PLATTE — A 46-year-old man has been given 30 years to life for killing a Colorado man at a camp for transients in western Nebraska. David Saxton was sentenced on Monday in Lincoln County District Court. He’d pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of 43-year-old Lonnie Sanchez, of Hoehne (HOH’-nee), Colorado. Sanchez’s body was found last September near the camp along the South Platte River near the city of North Platte. Authorities say he was ...

Rockies reportedly trade Tulowitzki

By The AP

Monday might have been the final night for the Colorado Rockies and one of their biggest stars. Fox Sports and several media outlets reported late Monday night the Rockies are trading shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays in a deal for Jose Reyes and minor leaguers. If the trade indeed goes through, it would be a major moment for Colorado. Tulowitzki — in the midst of a six-year, $118 million contract that runs through 2020 — is a five-time All-Star hitting .300 ...

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