Suspect sought in officers assault
BOULDER (AP) Boulders police chief and city manager are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect in the assault of an officer.
Chief Mark Beckner says his department will use all its resources to find the person responsible for the assault Saturday night that left police Sgt. Jim Byfield with a broken elbow, broken clavicle and a concussion.
Byfield was treated and released from a local hospital. Police say the assault happened while Byfield struggled with a suspect who allegedly slashed the tires of two police vehicles. The suspect ran away after the struggle.
City Manager Jane Brautigan issued a statement Sunday calling the assault outrageous.
Larimer officials seek missing couple
FORT COLLINS (AP) The Larimer County Sheriffs Office says detectives suspect foul play in the disappearance of a Fort Collins couple.
Spokeswoman Eloise Campanella says sheriffs deputies conducting a welfare check at the home of Kathy Adams and her husband, John Marks Jr., on Oct. 12 discovered suspicious circumstances that made them think foul play is involved.
Investigators found a 1995 silver four-door Buick LaSabre at a Weld County motel on Wednesday and say they believe its the vehicle last driven by the couple.
KUSA-TV reports that Adams relatives have flown from Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Guam to help look for her in Colorado. Adams family told KMGH-TV and KUSA-TV that she was planning on leaving her husband.
Fort Carson soldier dies in Iraq
FORT CARSON (AP) A soldier from Springfield, Mo., who was assigned to a unit at Fort Carson, has died in Iraq.
The Defense Department said Monday that 24-year-old Pfc. Dylan T. Reid died Saturday in a non-combat-related incident in Amarah, Iraq.
He was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, part of Fort Carsons 4th Infantry Division.
Reid joined the Army in September 2008 and went to Iraq in March of this year. It was his first deployment.
His specialty was repairing tracked vehicles. His decorations included the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.
Palisade considers tax to fund fire services
PALISADE (AP) Palisade voters are being asked for a property-tax increase that supporters say will help the towns fire protection district after a loss of funding.
Palisade Rural Fire Protection District Treasurer Maggie Somerville says the property-tax increase is needed because the town will lose $50,000 in revenue when Xcel Energys Cameo Power Plant closes at the end of the year.
The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction reported that taxes for a homeowner with a $200,000 house will increase from $51.82 a year to just less than $100 a year if the proposal passes next month.
Supporters of the tax increase say it will also help to build a new fire station. The fire district services about 500 homes.