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Statement can be used against Colorado wildfire suspect

Apr. 20, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors will be able to use incriminating statements made by a man charged in connection with a wildfire that destroyed three homes in western Colorado but only if he and his girlfriend are tried separately. While being questioned at a shooting range near Basalt after the fire...

Man admits to exhibiting extreme rage following bear killing

Apr. 18, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has admitted to taking extreme measures when he retaliated against a hunter who legally killed a bear. The Aspen Times reports 69-year-old Thomas Andersen pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony attempted arson and misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Pitkin County District Court...

Colorado wildfire defendants seek new venue for trials

Apr. 17, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Two people accused of starting a wildfire in western Colorado last summer by firing incendiary tracer rounds at a shooting range are seeking to have their trials moved outside Eagle County. The Aspen Daily News reports that Allison Marcus and Richard Miller, both of El Jebel, have...

Former Colorado councilor charged with stealing from resort

Apr. 16, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police say a former city councilor and his wife stole more than $2.4 million worth of goods from a ski resort. The Aspen Times reported Monday that 51-year-old Derek Johnson and 48-year-old Kerri Johnson were charged Monday with felony theft of more than $1 million. The...

Colorado residents challenge Forest Service logging project

Apr. 16, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A group of residents are looking to stop a U.S. Forest Service logging project in west-central Colorado, claiming it would damage the environment and tourism. The Aspen Times reports attorney John Swomley filed a petition in federal court last week on behalf of 21 residents of the Upper...

Hunting bans for poachers who killed bear at landfill

Apr. 12, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A father and son who pleaded guilty to poaching a bear at a landfill in western Colorado have been banned from hunting and fishing in most of the United States. The Aspen Times reports 56-year-old Dan Roe was banned for 20 years, and 28-year-old Alex Roe was banned for 15 at a Colorado...

Group cancels annual July 4 fireworks show in Aspen

Apr. 10, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Officials say there will be no Fourth of July fireworks over Aspen Mountain this summer due to concerns about wildfires. The Aspen Times reports Aspen Chamber Resort Association President Debbie Braun said Tuesday that the association instead will opt for a drone show, which was the...

Colorado braces for another blizzard

Apr. 9, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — It looks like northeast Colorado, including the Denver metro area, could be in for another blizzard. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, effective noon Wednesday to noon Thursday. Up to 8 inches (20.3 centimeters) of snow and winds gusting as high as 60 mph (96.5 kph)...

Officials expect delayed opening of road to scenic valley

Apr. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Officials say the road to a mountain scenic area near Aspen will likely open later than usually following a winter of heavy snow and avalanches. The Aspen Times reported Thursday that Pitkin County public works officials expect that the road to the Maroon Bells Scenic Area will not be...

Report: Gov. Holcomb got private flights from casino magnate

Mar. 28, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana casino magnate treated Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to two private jet flights last year and made big contributions to Holcomb's largest 2016 campaign donor, all while he was pushing for changes to state law that would benefit his business, according to a newspaper report....