Officials hold public hearings on $2.6 million in parks and open-space improvements.
boulder county» Boulder County commissioners on Tuesday are to hold a public hearing on their Parks and Open Space Department’s proposal for a $2.6 million package of capital improvements next year.
The costs of projects within that overall package would range from $5,000 for new trail-side publiceducation interpretive panels at several locations to a $900,000 set of restoration work to streams, floodplains and habitat damaged in the 2013 floods.
The Parks and Open Space proposal up for commissioners’ consideration includes a long-range capital improvements program the department plans through 2022, as well as specific projects that would be included in the $2.6 million to be spent next year.
Police arrest driver after accident results in serious injury B
colorado springs» Police arrested an 18-year-old driver for vehicular assault and drunken driving after an abandoned vehicle ran into a tree and boulder on Gold Camp Road early Sunday.
Speed and alcohol are likely causes of the accident, police said.
The accident happened at 1:52 a.m., said acting Sgt. Jason Newton.
While officers were conducting their investigation, they found out that two occupants of the vehicle had checked into a hospital saying they had been involved in an accident on Gold Camp Road.
One person was injured seriously in the accident.
KRDO announcer Richards found dead in home
B colorado springs» Paul Richards, a KRDO announcer, was found dead in his west Colorado Springs home Sunday, the station announced. He was 55.
Richards’ body was found inside his Skyway home on the 3000 block of Electra Drive. Police told KKTV that the death “does not appear criminal.”
KRDO said the cause of death is unknown.
According to his biography on the KRDO website, Richards had more than 30 years of broadcasting experience in Colorado Springs. For the past two years, he was a co-anchor on the station’s morning news radio show and delivered traffic reports on the “Good Morning Colorado” TV show.
Semi driver charged in fatal truck collision along I-275 B
cincinnati» The surviving driver in a fatal truck collision that closed a section of Interstate 275 has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said 31-year-old Angeson Abreha of Denver was taken into custody Sunday after being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Authorities said Abreha was driving a semitrailer south on I-275 west of Cincinnati around 2 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve. His semi crossed the median and struck a northbound pickup driven by 35-year-old Jason Schaller of Cincinnati. Schaller was pronounced dead at the scene. Thirtyyear-old Jesse Crabtree of Cincinnati, a passenger in the pickup, was treated and released from a hospital. Staff and wire reports