State Briefs

Man drowns in small Windsor lake

Windsor Severance Fire Rescue found some of the victim’s belongings on the shore of the lake. Shortly after, the fire department called in a Greeley dive team to search for the man.

Boulder begins bear-resistant trash enforcement

City officials say a few people with the new carts are using them wrong, wither by leaving them unlatched or open in order to pile trash higher.

Wasp may aid Boulder’s fight against ash borer

BOULDER | The Colorado Department of Agriculture and others plan to use hundreds of stingless wasps in Boulder to prey on a destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/10hj0yw ) an interagency team will place pieces of …

Marijuana industry makes political donations

Marijuana industry makes political donations

“We’re developing an industry here from the ground up. If we don’t contribute politically and get out there with the candidates, we can’t help shape what happens,” said Patrick McManamon, head of Cleveland-based Cannasure Insurance Services, which offers insurance to marijuana growers and dispensaries.

Man to get life in Canon City triple slayings

Jaacob Van Winkle won’t be eligible for parole under the sentence to be handed down Monday in Canon (KAN’-yen) City under a deal he reached with prosecutors.

Driver accused of abandoning chicken truck found

Driver accused of abandoning chicken truck found

Police say the trailer might have been sitting at the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula, Montana, for a month before it was discovered this week with rancid juices from the cargo dripping onto the pavement and attracting flies.

Female bear shot, left on trail near Sunlight

GLENWOOD SPRINGS | Wildlife officers are investigating the death of a female bear found shot to death on a trail near Sunlight Mountain Resort, her cub lingering near the carcass. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say it’s a crime to shoot a …

Aurora weather for Monday and the week

Aurora weather for Monday and the week

Temperatures won’t see much of a change with this first system. We’ll see 50s this morning, upper 60s by lunch and highs in the mid-70s this afternoon. You may want to have a light jacket and umbrella handy for the next few days.

Colorado drops greenhouse pot limit

DENVER | Colorado has adopted new rules for marijuana growers to make sure they’re not growing more pot than they can legally sell. The state backed off a divisive proposal to allow indoor warehouses to grow twice as many plants as …

Breckenridge man missing after surviving crash 

Breckenridge man missing after surviving crash 

Picking up on the hitchhiking theme in the troopers report, his family quickly assembled a team of volunteers, getting the word out to truck stops stretching from Salt Lake to St. Louis, where the McAtee family is from