Durango man, 83, dies in Aztec collision
AZTEC An 83-year-old Durango man died after he tried to make a left turn across a busy highway in Aztec and was hit by a semi-truck.
Aztec police Sgt. Joseph Gonzales said John Gustafson died late Friday morning from injuries he suffered when his sedan was hit broadside by the truck.
Gonzales said it isnt clear if Gustafson misjudged the speed of the oncoming big rig when he turned left as the traffic light turned yellow. The truck driver told officers the light was turning but he was not able to stop in time.
Theres no indication that the truck driver was speeding or was impaired.
Gustafson had family in the Farmington area.
Keystone skier dies after crashing into tree
KEYSTONE Authorities say a 23-year-old skier from the Denver area died after hitting a tree while skiing at Keystone Resort.
The Summit County coroners office Saturday identified the skier as Truitt Hunter of Castle Rock. Witnesses reported seeing Truitt on the intermediate run, Spring Dipper Trail, when he caught a ski edge and veered into a tree at about 1 p.m. Friday.
The ski patrol and an emergency crew tried to revive him before he was rushed to Keystone Medical Center, where he eventually was pronounced dead.
The coroner said Hunter was not wearing a helmet and the cause of death was multiple skull fractures.
UNC reveals plans to raise tuition 7%
GREELEY Bracing for a loss of up to $15 million in state funding because of budget cuts in the coming years, University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees revealed its intentions to raise tuition by 7 percent this summer.
The Greeley Tribune reported that at a meeting Friday, the boards treasurer, Michelle Quinn, said it would take a 36 percent tuition increase to fill the loss of state funds.
The 7 percent tuition increase would raise the annual undergraduate cost of attendance by $691 a year. If approved, the tuition increase would make the total cost of attending the school in Greeley $17,064 per year.
Santa Fe police make first spice arrest
SANTA FE Santa Fe police say theyve made their first arrest of a distributor of the synthetic marijuana known as Spice since it was made illegal a year ago.
Police said they arrested a 32-year-old man at a gas station after they found 150 to 200 packages of the drug.
Lt. Louis Carlos said officers asked the 32-year-old man what he was selling and he told them it was incense, not Spice.
The store clerk was charged with distributing a controlled substance, a felony.
A law banning sale and possession of Spice and other synthetic marijuana was signed into law by Gov. Susana Martinez last March.