State Briefs

Body found in Rocky Mountain National Park 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK |Rocky Mountain National Park officials are investigating after a 33-year-old man’s body was found at the base of a rock outcropping. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the body was found along the shoreline next to Glacier Creek …

2 charged with accessory in slayings get 6 years 

GREELEY | A man and woman who pleaded guilty to an accessory charge in a double slaying in Weld County have each been sentenced to six years in priso The Weld County District Attorney’s Office says 24-year-old Justin O’Donnell and his mother, …

Colorado panel starts work on passenger train plan 

PUEBLO | A commission created by the Colorado Legislature has begun looking into funding to upgrade the route of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief and keep the passenger train running through the southeast corner of the state. The Pueblo Chieftain reports ( ) the commission …

Man arrested in Colorado in 1999 Montana death

Man arrested in Colorado in 1999 Montana death

Laird was charged with deliberate homicide in the July 31, 1999, death of 28-year-old Kathryn Laird in Big Horn County. If convicted, he could face the death penalty or life in prison.

Experts: Mystery fireball was Russian satellite

But the fireball that blazed over the Rockies earlier this month wasn’t a meteor or other celestial body, experts said. Instead, it likely was part of a Russian spy satellite that fell from orbit and burned up over Colorado and Wyoming.

Parakeet found in trash gets new home in Longmont

Mark and Cindy Payler adopted the parakeet from the Longmont Humane Society on Tuesday, about a week after a student heard bird sounds in a Frederick High School hallway and found it in the trash.

Teen accused of stealing car, running over officer

The officer was treated for ankle injuries and released after the pursuit in Grand Junction on Tuesday.

Lower part of Mount Evans highway closing Monday

The five-mile segment from Summit Lake to the peak was closed to traffic Sept. 2.

Marijuana caregivers face Colorado crackdown 

DENVER | Marijuana caregivers who grow pot on behalf of medical patients are under the microscope on Colorado — again. The state Board of Health is due to vote Tuesday on a new rule limiting those marijuana caregivers to 10 patients. …

Colorado deputies find 2 missing boys 

FORT COLLINS | Two boys missing in rugged forest north of Rocky Mountain National Park were found alive and well. Larimer County officials say the boys, ages 11 and 12, were separated from their group while hunting small game. They did not …