Breaking News: Monday, October 23, 2017

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GJ Police Chief John Camper to head state agency

By Gary Harmon

Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper is to take over as head of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation following his appointment to the new post by Stan Hilkey, a former Mesa County sheriff and the current executive director of the state Department of Public Safety. See GJ and The Daily Sentinel for more information.  ...

3 dead after car crashes into northern Colorado lake

By The AP

GREELEY — Three men are dead after their car veered off a road into a lake in northern Colorado. The Greeley Tribune reports witnesses saw the car speed off the road in Greeley just before 6 a.m. Monday. The lake is surrounded by a 50-foot embankment so firefighters weren’t able to get into the lake for about another half hour after getting access through the property of a nearby business. Two people were pulled from the water about an hour later and a third person was ...

Durango residents host vigil for sexual assault victim

By The AP

DURANGO — Residents of Durango are showing their support for a female resident who was a recent victim of sexual assault. The Durango Herald reports that about 100 people turned out at a candlelight vigil for her Sunday night, two days after the paper published a story about the incident. According to a police report, the woman was sexually assaulted at gun point during a party between Oct. 13 and 14. She told police she accepted a ride from three men who later threatened her with ...

Bear spotted near Rimrock Elementary

By Staff

A bear was spotted early Monday morning near Rimrock Elementary School. The bear did move out of the area. As a precaution, School District 51 officials recommend that parents drop and pick-up their children from the school rather than letting them walk.  ...

Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control

By The AP

DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans’ health and eating fried chicken. It was the latest political flashpoint for the Boy Scouts after President Donald Trump used his speech at the organization’s national jamboree in July to rail against “fake news” and former President Barack Obama and boast about beating ...

Broncos have plenty to fix after first shutout in 25 years

By The AP

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — In a locker room still processing the franchise’s first shutout since Nov. 22, 1992, the Denver Broncos knew there was plenty of blame to go around after a 21-0 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The defense took the blame for not creating turnovers. The special teams took the blame for allowing a punt return touchdown that allowed the Chargers to play with the lead. And the offense, well, where to begin? “Everybody had faults this ...

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