JOHN DENVER’S ASPEN HOME GOES FOR $2.8M
aspen» The new owners of the Aspen-area home originally owned by John Denver plan to renovate the home first built in 1972.
Kilfinnan LLC, controlled by Denis and Kelly O’Donovan, paid $2.75 million for the 570 Johnson Drive property, according to records made public by the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
Dad arrested in 4-yearold’s death. A Colorado
Springs father has been arrested on suspicion of homicide and child abuse in the Wednesday morning death of his 4-year-old son.
Jeremy Ralph is suspected of first-degree homicide and child abuse resulting in death — both felony charges — in the killing of Montana Glynn, police say. He is being held at the El Paso County jail in lieu of bail, records show.
Montana died of blunt force trauma in what has been ruled a homicide.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-4447000. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 719-6347867 or 1-800-222-8477.
Omaha Uber driver gets $702 for drive to Denver
B omaha» An Omaha Uber driver says he made more than $700 from one trip when a woman asked him to drive her to 550 miles Denver.
The Omaha World-Herald says Kevin Jones picked up the woman from an Omaha hotel on the morning of Oct. 9.
Jones says the woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, didn’t say much other than she had missed her bus. Jones says he left the woman at a suburban Denver hotel and returned to Omaha. Because of surge pricing, the woman paid roughly $878 for the 7 K hour trip. Jones collected about $702 after subtracting Uber’s cut.
Crews battle wildfires.
Authorities believe sparks from a truck blown over in gusty winds sparked a wildfire in southern Colorado.
The fire started along Interstate 25 near Walsenburg Thursday night after the truck was blown over and dragged on the ground. The flames spread to an estimated 2,000 acres.
The emergency manager for Huerfano County, Don Mercier, said Friday that fire crews believed they can keep it from spreading despite continued strong winds.
No one was injured and no homes were threatened.
A wildfire also broke out in strong winds near Loveland on Thursday night and spread to about 190 acres. Crews hoped to have it fully contained by the end of Friday and expected get help from the coming snow.
Soldiers hike to deliver help B
colorado springs» Hundreds of Fort Carson soldiers hiked as far as 27 miles to deliver blankets, sweaters, toys and bicycles to the needy and homeless for the holidays in Colorado Springs.
The Gazette reports that more than 1,400 members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, carrying the gear on their backs, participated in the 7th annual march.
More than 360 members of one of the team’s battalions participated in the longer march that continued through Thursday night to the Marian House soup kitchen. Lt. Col Lawson Bill says it’s a smaller recreation of an 85-mile march by their predecessors in 1900 to rescue Americans in Beijing.