State Briefs


PARACHUTE | A business believed to be Colorado’s first drive-thru marijuana shop is opening up this week. The Rifle Citizen Telegram reports  customers will be able to start pulling their cars into the Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru starting Thursday, the unofficial marijuana holiday. The shop is located in the western Colorado town of Parachute. A spokesman for […]


DENVER | A plan to explore passenger rail service along Interstate 25 in Colorado is closer to reality. The state House voted Tuesday to order a report on the feasibility of Front Range rail service by the end of the year. The study is part of a bill to extend the work of an existing panel […]


PUEBLO | An investigation is underway after firefighters found skeletal remains while battling a brush fire in southern Colorado. The Pueblo Police Department says firefighters were dousing the blaze near a train bridge over the Fountain River on Monday afternoon when they came across the body. Investigators have not determined how long the remains were there […]


The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Matthew Wayne Lackey of Boulder was climbing a rock face with other people on Monday afternoon when a large boulder he was holding onto came loose, causing him to lose his balance. He fell about 40 feet to the ground below and then fell another 100 feet down a rocky slope on the mountain, which rises over 14,000 feet.


PEYTON | The death of a man found in an abandoned building on Colorado’s eastern plains is being investigated as a homicide. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Monday (http://bit.ly/2o1BjUM ) the body was found in the town of Peyton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Colorado Springs. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Department says the […]