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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

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