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Email letters, July 10, 2014

By Staff

Re-designation of CNM would only benefit special interest groups According to todays editorial, the Daily Sentinel still does not get it. It is a much-repeated myth that re-designating Colorado National Monument to a national park does not ...

Rainbow Family fest cost Forest Service $500K

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Forest Service officials say it cost the agency about $500,000 in staffing costs to handle a counterculture group’s annual gathering in the mountains east of Salt Lake City. Forest Service spokeswoman Kathy Jo ...

Protections for rare western mouse take effect

By The AP

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Forest Service says it hasn’t decided whether to fence off watering holes and other wetlands to protect an endangered mouse found in New Mexico and parts of Arizona and Colorado. Formal protections for ...

Body found in Colorado River identified

By The AP

A body found in the Colorado River near Rifle has been identified as 61-year-old George Hoskovec. He was identified through a fingerprint match conducted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office ...


Immigration reform urged

By Gary Harmon

Voters in Colorado and across the United States want changes to the nation’s immigration system, even if they also believe the existing system is being misused, Club 20 leaders and others said Wednesday. “We believe it’s ...

Barefoot hiker lost for 30 hours in Sand Dunes

By The AP

GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK — A lost hiker spent 30 hours wandering barefoot around on the hot sands of Great Sand Dunes National Park before being found by a ranger. Officials say 20-year-old Max McClesky of Portland, Oregon was ...

10 Things to know for Thursday, July 10

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. BORDER CRISIS BEDEVILS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF   As Republicans rush to criticize Obama’s decision to skip a visit to the Mexico ...

Woman who stole from credit union sentenced

By The AP

ASPEN — A woman who pleaded guilty to using her job at an Aspen credit union to steal tens of thousands of dollars from customers will serve 60 days in jail. The Aspen Daily News reports that the victims included former Aspen Mayor Mick ...

Firefighter dies after Brainard Lake rescue

By The AP

WARD — A firefighter who helped rescue an injured hiker in Boulder County is dead after collapsing on the trail. The Indian Peaks Fire Department firefighter was one of several people from different agencies who treated and evacuated a ...

President needs to let the sunshine in

By The Daily Sentinel

On Tuesday, the Sentinel published a wire story that included the ubiquitous “anonymous” sources in Washington, D.C. Two congressional aides confirmed that President Barack Obama would ask Congress for emergency funding to deal ...

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