State Briefs

GOP governor hopefuls debate in Denver 

DENVER | Former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez  is making his first live pitch to Republican voters Thursday at a Republican gubernatorial debate. Three of the four candidates challenging Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will participate in the KUSA debate — Beauprez, Secretary …

4th grader tries to sell pot in northern Colorado

Theresa Myers of Weld County School District 6 says a 4th grader sold loose leaf marijuana to several students Monday.

Hemp expansion sails through Colorado Senate

The measure would allow year-round hemp cultivation in greenhouses and strike a 10-acre limit on hemp for research and development.

Colorado town’s councilors closely watch dog case

Town Attorney John Dresser has repeatedly advised delay, fearing a council discussion could compromise Dan MacEachen's trial. MacEachen's Krabloonik dog-sledding operation is on Snowmass Village property. MacEachen pleaded not guilty, setting the stage for a three-day jury trial scheduled to start Oct. 8.

Hantavirus case reported in Garfield County

Department spokesman Mark Salley said there is no information on the sex or age of the patient.

Rockslide closes Colorado Highway 24 near Minturn

MINTURN | A rockslide early Tuesday closed Colorado Highway 24 near Minturn. The rockslide occurred about halfway between Minturn and Redcliff. The Colorado Department of Transportation says there is no estimate when the highway will reopen.

4-year-old boy dies in house fire near Brush

BRUSH | A 4-year-old boy has been killed in a house fire near Brush. Authorities say they tried to rescue the boy who was trapped in the basement on Sunday, but they were unsuccessful. Morgan County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jim …

Royal Gorge park to offer tours amid fire repairs

Royal Gorge park to offer tours amid fire repairs

The first phase includes a 14,000 square-foot visitors center, a passenger train and a large children's play area

Colorado makes child abuse information public

DENVER | Colorado has created a website that provides the public with child-protection and child-abuse information for each county following a number of child deaths. The new website is part of a series of reforms for the state’s child protection …

Montana inmate dies at Colorado prison

Prison spokeswoman Linda Moodry says 38-year-old Timothy DeHerrera was found unresponsive in his cell late Saturday afternoon.