Parks commission to meet in Junction

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet in Grand Junction May 9-10 to discuss a variety of issues.

The meeting is scheduled to begin on Thursday and go from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 9 at Courtyard Marriott, 765 Horizon Drive, in Grand Junction.

The meeting goes from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Friday.

Some of the issues on the agenda include discussing the annual changes to big game hunting regulations and quotas, annual changes to game bird season dates and an annual review of Wildlife Property regulations.

Also on the agenda is the consideration of a citizen petition requesting prohibition of commercial and recreational hunting and trapping of bobcats, as well as the 2020-2024 Big Game Season Structure Public Involvement Report.

The complete agenda can be found at cpw.state.co.us.

Cop not charged in deputy's killing

GREELEY — A grand jury will not file charges against a Colorado police officer who shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy following a car chase.

The Weld County grand jury's report released Monday does not say why Adams County Sheriff's Deputy Jesse Jenson was chasing another car in rural northern Colorado on Jan. 16, traveling more than 90 miles per hour.

According to the report, LaSalle Police Officer Caroline Persichetti shot Jenson when he exited his car at an intersection and came toward her, ignoring commands to stop.

The report says Persichetti told grand jurors that she could not see Jenson's left hand and believed he had a gun. Investigators later found he was unarmed.

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