State Briefs

Mesa County boy treated for hantavirus 

GRAND JUNCTION | Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus. The Mesa County Health Department said Wednesday the boy, whose name and age have not been released, was taken to Denver over the weekend and is …

Judge again refuses to stop Boulder gay marriage

Hartman previously found that the state’s same-sex marriage ban was hanging by a thread and allowed Hall to continue issuing licenses as a kind of civil disobedience.

Springs police: Handcuffed suspect stole squad car

Police say Guinn somehow escaped the handcuffs and got into the driver’s seat after opening the window that leads to the passenger cabin.

Independence Pass cyclist died of heart attack 

ASPEN |The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office says a longtime Aspen resident who collapsed and died while cycling near the summit of Independence Pass suffered a heart attack. An emergency room nurse and an EMT passing by on their way to a …

Robbery suspect’s body found in Arkansas River

After reportedly taunting officers and removing his shoes, he dove headfirst into the water.

Storms ruin 25 percent of Rocky Fort cantaloupes 

COLORADO SPRINGS | Melon lovers waiting for Rocky Ford cantaloupes won’t have the abundant harvest this year. The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1jH0c4a ) that storms have claimed a fourth of this year’s cantaloupe crop. That’s according to the Rocky Ford Growers Association. Third-generation farmer …

2 bodies found near Mount Evans 

DENVER | The remains of two people were found Thursday by hikers near Mount Evans, where a father and son from Minnesota have been missing since April. There was no immediate identification on the two bodies. The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s …

Colorado wheat booming, but rain slowing harvest 

STERLING |Rainy weather on the Eastern Plains is slowing this year’s wheat harvest. But the harvest is almost double what it was last year. The (Sterling) Journal-Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1jVETMw ) that northeast Colorado farmers have lately seen just a few hours a …

Baker appeals order to provide gay wedding cakes

Phillips has said he is deeply religious and that making the cake would violate the Christian principles by which he runs his Lakewood business, Masterpiece Cake Shop.

Steamboat Springs warning of black bear break-ins

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that all three cases involved windows or doors not being secured. No one was injured.