Breaking News: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Authorities rescue fall victim in monument

By Staff

Law enforcement and emergency personnel and rescue volunteers are in the process of rescuing an injured 16-year-old girl in Colorado National Monument. Members of Mesa County Search and Rescue, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Junction Fire Department, and Colorado National Monument rangers responded to a call of an injured hiker at 10:18 a.m. today in No Thoroughfare Canyon. The sheriff’s office said in a news release the girl sustained non-life-threatening injuries ...

CSU officials ask students to avoid annual ‘Undie Run’

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — Colorado State University officials have warned students that police may intervene in the popular end-of-semester “Undie Run.” The Coloradoan reports that scantily clad college students participate in the Undie Run in the name of charity, but administrators say the event is poorly organized and creates concerns about sexual harassment and public safety. In a campus-wide email sent Tuesday, the schools Public Safety Team and dean of students wrote that ...

Girl’s abduction, death leave Navajo community heartbroken

By The AP

SHIPROCK, N.M. — The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles. As the sun faded, the stranger returned alone with a crowbar tucked in his jacket; the girl was nowhere to be seen. Her body was found hours later. But as he came back, her distraught and scared 9-year-old brother started to run and kept running for more than 2 ...

Man killed in shootout with Westminster police ID’d

By The AP

DENVER — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot to death by Westminster police. The Denver Post reports 21-year-old Damon Blair was killed after he was linked to a stolen vehicle and fired at officers Wednesday night. Investigators say he died at the scene, and one officer sustained minor injuries. The shooting is being reviewed by the 17th Judicial District Critical Incident Investigations Team. No other information has been released.  ...

Former Greeley teacher gets 7 years for sex with boy

By The AP

GREELEY — A former Greeley teacher accused of having sex with a middle school student between 40 and 50 times over the course of a year has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Prosecutors with the Weld County District Attorney’s Office say 25-year-old Katerina Bardos was sentenced Tuesday after previously pleading guilty to felony child abuse and attempting to commit sexual assault on a child. Bardos was a teacher when she formed a relationship with a then 12-year-old ...

Colorado Springs houses largest firefighting plane in US

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — The nation’s largest firefighting aircraft has found a new home at the Colorado Springs Airport. The Gazette reports that CEO and founder of Global SuperTanker Services LLC Jim Wheeler brought the Boeing 747-400 to the airport Tuesday. The converted freighter jet can carry up to 19,600 gallons of retardant or water for 4,000 miles. Global SuperTanker had announced plans to base the aircraft in Colorado Springs in August. The airport was chosen for its low ...

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