Feds: Colo. botched uranium hearings
DENVER Federal regulators say Colorado health officials need to hold more public hearings on plans to build a new uranium mill.
The Denver Post reported the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday said Colorados Department of Public Health and Environment must hold a proper formal hearing to ensure adequate review of Energy Fuels Resources proposed $150 million mill.
The mill planned near Nucla will be one of the first in the nation in decades.
State officials say they have reviewed the plan and will submit more information in an attempt to satisfy federal officials.
Man crushed, killed by pile of pinto beans
BRUSH Sheriffs officials say a 56-year-old Morgan County man has died after being crushed by a pile of pinto beans in a warehouse near Brush.
Undersheriff Dave Martin told The Denver Post that Raymond Segura Jr. was working at a Kelley Bean Co. facility when he somehow wound up under a pile of beans estimated at more than 15 feet high. Beans are brought into the warehouse by an overhead conveyor belt.
Sheriffs officials say it took an hour to get Segura out from under the pile.
Morgan County coroners officials, sheriffs officials, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the company are investigating what happened.
Jogging-phobic cat lands man in hot water
LAFAYETTE Police in Lafayette have ticketed a man who is accused of tying his cat to a rock after the feline refused to go jogging.
Sgt. Fred Palmer says 19-year-old Seth Franco brought his cat on a leash to the path around Waneka Lake Park on Wednesday, but the cat was unable to keep up.
According to the Daily Camera of Boulder, witnesses told police that Franco secured the cats leash to a rock while he finished his run. A passer-by called police.
Franco was ticketed on suspicion of domestic animal cruel treatment, a municipal offense.
The cat wasnt injured, so it was released to its owner.
Man falls, injured at girlfriends home
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A 22-year-old man is recovering from injuries after he fell off a third-floor balcony following a spat with his ex-girlfriend.
Colorado Springs police say the man tried to get into his ex-girlfriends home on Wednesday, and cut his arms and hands while trying to force his way in.
Authorities say he went back to his new girlfriends home and fell off a 20-foot balcony while trying to calm down.
Police say the unidentified man is facing burglary, criminal mischief and harassment charges.