Teen skier dies at Copper Mountain
COPPER MOUNTAIN Coroners officials say an 18-year-old skier from Wisconsin died after veering off a trail at Copper Mountain resort in Colorado and into a valve shed used for snowmaking.
The Summit County coroner said high school senior Patrick Sievert of Pewaukee died of skull fractures Thursday.
He had arrived in Colorado earlier in the week. Coroners officials say he was on an intermediate trail with his family Thursday morning when he veered off the trail for an unknown reason. Sievert was wearing a helmet.
At least 11 people have died after visiting Colorado ski resorts this season.
Ariz. tribe reverses vote on eminent domain law
PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. The northwestern Arizona tribe that owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk has reinstated its eminent domain law and voted to ban the Skywalk developer and his employees from the reservation.
Hualapai tribal spokesman Dave Cieslak says the Tribal Council passed the resolutions Thursday.
Just last week, the tribe repealed the law that gave it the power to seize tangible and intangible property for public use. It was used once to cut Las Vegas developer David Jin out of managing the Skywalk.
The two sides are awaiting a decision from a federal judge on Jins request for a temporary restraining order to keep the tribe from condemning his contractual rights to the Skywalk.
The glass-bridge that juts out from the Grand Canyon on tribal land has been a popular tourist attraction.
Prosecutors: Supermax inmate planned killing
DENVER Federal jurors have convicted a man accused in a deadly assault of a fellow inmate at the prison in Florence known as Supermax, which houses some of the countrys most notorious criminals.
The jury convicted 36-year-old Dominic Stewart on Thursday of second-degree murder in the death of Gregory Joiner in 2005. Prosecutors say Stewart had stomped on Joiners head and neck. Inmate James Duckett pleaded guilty earlier to assault for his role in the attack.
The Denver Post reports prosecutors had argued the killing was deliberate, not in the heat of passion, and warranted a first-degree murder conviction for Stewart.
Stewart faces 30 years to life in prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled June 8. Stewart was serving a life sentence for another second-degree murder conviction when Joiner died.
Pilot injured after crash near Fort Collins
FORT COLLINS The pilot of a single-engine airplane was taken to a hospital with minor injuries after crashing near Fort Collins.
The crash happened around 1 p.m. Thursday near Larimer County roads 5 and 40.
Sheriffs officials say the 69-year-old pilot apparently was trying to land on an unpaved airstrip on his property when he decided at the last minute to make another approach. Sheriffs officials say the plane hit some trees while trying to gain altitude.
Firefighters were at the scene to control fuel leaking from the plane.
Suspect arrested after multiple robberies
FORT COLLINS A suspect accused of attempting three robberies and stealing a vehicle has been arrested after Fort Collins police received reports about all four crimes within one hour.
Police arrested 24-year-old Andrew Burgess Gregg of Windsor Tuesday. The calls reported a van taken while idling unattended and attempted robberies at a drive-thru ATM and the Senior Living Center. Gregg was arrested after allegedly robbing a Subway restaurant, then running to a hotel where a witness followed him. Police found him with an undisclosed amount of cash stuffed into his pants.
Gregg was booked into jail Tuesday on unrelated outstanding warrants. He was served additional arrest warrants Wednesday for aggravated robbery, aggravated motor vehicle theft and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery from the crimes Tuesday.