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New designs for wildlife crossings sought

Posted: 12/17/2009 - An international competition is being launched to come up with new ideas for wildlife crossings over interstate highways, with the Colorado mountains as a focal point.

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Former scrub tech with Hep. C tells of previous drug use

Updated: 12/17/2009 - The former scrub tech accused of exposing thousands of hospital patients to Hepatitis C through dirty needles gave blood samples on Wednesday during a meeting with federal investigators.

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Durango threat evacuates 3 schools, courthouse

Posted: 12/16/2009 - A bomb threat called into a 911 dispatch center for Durango prompted evacuations that affected hundreds of people at the La Plata County Courthouse, a college and two schools.

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Colo. boy shot with gun hidden by Christmas tree

Posted: 12/16/2009 - Authorities say a 12-year-old Colorado boy accidentally shot himself in the leg while playing with a loaded pistol his parents had hidden behind the family Christmas tree.

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2nd Grade Teacher accused of sex assault

Updated: 12/16/2009 - A second grade teacher in Lakewood is behind bars after being accused of sexually assaulting a child that investigators say does not involve any students at the teacher's school.

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Former nurse with Hep C to formally testify

Updated: 12/16/2009 - Federal prosecutors who will debrief a surgery technician accused of infecting patients with Hepatitis C have agreed to let patients submit proposed questions, but the patients won't be allowed to attend the debriefing.

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Denver man OK after avalanche near Loveland Pass

Posted: 12/15/2009 - Clear Creek County Sheriff's Officials say a snowboarder who triggered an avalanche in the backcountry near Loveland Pass is unhurt after being buried up to his waist.

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Safeway's offer rejected, King Soopers' accepted

Updated: 12/15/2009 - A union says Colorado Safeway workers have rejected the company's last, best, final contract offer, while King Soopers workers have accepted an offer from their employer.

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Aspen chemical release will cost city $117,000

Posted: 12/15/2009 - The botched release of a chemical from the Aspen Water Treatment Plant will cost the city nearly $87,000 in cleanup expenses and more than $30,000 in fines.

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Federal prison for Montrose man

Posted: 12/15/2009 - A Montrose man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for coercion and enticement of a minor.

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Gov. aide withdraws consideration for US Attorney

Posted: 12/14/2009 - Gov. Bill Ritter's Deputy Chief of Staff has withdrawn from consideration to be the next U.S. Attorney in Colorado amid questions raised during Ritter's gubernatorial campaign.

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2 burned trying to make hashish

Posted: 12/14/2009 - Two people severely burned in a house fire near Breckenridge appear to have been trying to make hashish.

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20 alpacas killed in Erie barn fire

Posted: 12/14/2009 - About 20 alpacas died in a weekend barn fire in Erie, while a group of volunteer firefighters held a holiday party just a couple miles away.

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Harsher penalties for repeat DUI cases rejected

Posted: 12/14/2009 - People who are repeatedly caught drinking and driving will not face mandatory jail time after a Colorado commission studying the issue rejected the proposed penalty.

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