Hiker finds body at campsite
DENVER The Pitkin County Sheriffs Department is investigating after a hiker found a body that was partially covered by snow at a campsite near Aspen.
Deputy George F. Kremer said a woman hiking with her dog found the body of a middle-aged white man at about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the White River National Forest about 14 miles south of Aspen. The area is a popular destination for recreation.
The mans identity has not been released.
Aurora police kill man armed with shotgun
AURORA The Aurora Police Department says officers shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them and refused their orders to drop it.
The department said in a statement that officers responding to reports of shots fired late Friday discovered a man inside a detached garage. The garages service door appeared to have two shotgun blasts.
Police said the man emerged with a shotgun in his hands. They said he fired one round, but the target was unclear. Police said the man ignored officers orders to drop the gun, then turned toward them and pointed his gun at them. Thats when a uniformed officer fired his gun, striking the suspect.
The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name hasnt been released.
No officers were injured. Detectives are interviewing several officers and witnesses.
Mountain lion activity possible in Boulder
BOULDER Rangers are warning residents to beware of mountain lions after a deer carcass was found in a south Boulder park.
Eric Stone with the citys Open Space and Mountain Parks department said rangers received reports Friday of a mountain lion cache where such animals take their kills and found the carcass in Martin Park.
Stone said a mountain lion probably killed the deer, but there have been no confirmed sightings of the predator.
Students at nearby Creekside Elementary School were not allowed outside for recess Friday, but school continued as scheduled.
Ag officials warn of livestock disease
DENVER Colorado officials are warning livestock owners to take extra precautions now that two horses in New Mexico have been found with a painful disease.
State agriculture officials said two confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis in horses were reported in New Mexico last week. The disease can cause painful sores in animals including cattle, sheep and pigs.
The last confirmed case of the disease in Colorado was in 2006.