CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Buena Vista police officer was justified in fatally shooting an 18-year-old Leadville man who led officers on an 80-mile chase and had a gun. Investigators later learned Jacob VanderBeek's gun was a replica pellet gun, and a grenade he had was inert.... more »
BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) - A coroner has ruled that a 32-year-old Leadville man who was involved in a boating accident at Clear Creek Reservoir accidentally drowned. Chaffee County Coroner Randy Amettis tells The Pueblo Chieftain that David Lucero died Thursday. Witnesses say the man was on a small aluminum... more »
SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a Denver woman who was killed on Mount Princeton was struck by a large boulder that was dislodged in a storm.
The Chaffee (CHAY'-fee) County coroner said Saturday that 30-year-old Deanna Miller died Thursday of massive internal chest injuries. The death was ruled... more »
The Colorado State Patrol says Highway 24, two miles east of Johnson Village is closed in both directions, while they investigate an accident that killed two people.
It happened just before 4:30 p.m. Troopers say a car was heading westbound on 24 when it crossed over the yellow line and... more »
There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the death of a teenager in Canon City. An autopsy was performed today on the 15-year old, but the results haven't been released yet. The teenager was found dead Monday evening on Skyline Drive, a day after he went missing.
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A military-style boot camp at Colorado's Buena Vista prison is shutting down after disappointing recidivism rates and because of rising costs.
The boot camp started in 1993 and included a GED program, substance abuse treatment and consequences for bad behavior. The last graduating class Thursday had 23 prisoners. Prisoners... more »
Colorado has been ramping-up its solar and wind energy projects over the past several years--geothermal could be next.
The Bureau of Land Management is giving the public until June 24 to submit comments on a proposal to lease land in southeastern Gunnison County for geothermal energy development.
The... more »
Colorado voters are going to the polls on Tuesday for local elections to decide issues such as sales taxes and term limits.
The Colorado Municipal League says voters in at least 134 cities and towns will be voting on candidates and local ballot measures.
Nine cities and towns... more »
Federal officials are withdrawing their first-ever proposed lease for geothermal development in Colorado so they can do more environmental analysis.
The delay announced by the Bureau of Land Management Thursday is the third on the 799-acre parcel near Buena Vista and Mt. Princeton Hot Springs in western Colorado. The... more »