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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.

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