Breaking News: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Amtrak train hits truck near Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

A westbound Amtrak train struck a pickup truck west of Glenwood Springs Tuesday, delaying the train but leaving the vehicle driver without obvious injuries. The incident happened just after 2 p.m. at the South Canyon railroad crossing. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said 191 people were on the train, which runs daily from Chicago to San Francisco. No one on the train was injured, he said. Some fuel from the train’s diesel engine spilled in the incident, but on the uphill side of the ...

Women sue city over topless ban, calling it discriminatory

By The AP

DENVER — A growing movement to remove laws against women going topless is headed to court in Colorado. A lawsuit filed Tuesday challenges Fort Collins’ indecency code, which makes it a crime for women but not men to show their nipples. The Fort Collins City Council voted last year to retain its ban on women going topless, rejecting a growing movement to remove gender-specific indecency codes. The college town did make an exception for nursing mothers. Other cities, including ...

Royal Gorge railroad to resume service after conductor death

By The AP

CANON CITY — The scenic railroad through Colorado’s Royal Gorge will begin running again Wednesday following the death of one of its conductors. Twenty-eight-year-old Leslie Cacy was killed Saturday evening after she fell off the train and was run over. She was riding in the rear of the train as it was backing up to return to the station after traveling into the Royal Gorge. No foul play is suspected. Train service was suspended after her death. On Tuesday the Royal Gorge ...

La Plata County elk research operation to shut down

By The AP

HESPERUS — As Fort Lewis College prepares to take over 6,300 acres of state land in La Plata County a controversial elk research operation is moving out. The Durango Herald reports that Fort Lewis College is expected to take over the state land at Old Fort, south of Hesperus, starting July 1 and has said it will not extend the lease for ElkQuest, an elk hunting and chronic wasting disease research operation. Owner Barry Dyar established the Elk Research Institute in 2003 with the ...

Woman found dead in Colorado Springs home

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Authorities have named a person of interest in connection with the death of a woman in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reports that police are looking for 44-year-old Glen Galloway, who they say is armed and dangerous. Police Sgt. Joel Kern says officers had found a woman dead inside a home with obvious signs of trauma on Monday evening after being called to the residence for an urgent assist. She has not yet been identified. According to the El Paso County ...

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