FARMERS MARKET WILL RETURN IN 2017
lafayette» Abandoned last season because of waning sales, the Lafayette Farmers Market will return with a fresh business model and new location.
Slated to run June through October on an unspecified weekday, the market will occupy Lafayette Florist’s parking lot at 600 S. Public Road to offer more visibility and foot traffic than in previous years behind the Lafayette Marketplace.
The new operator will be the Boulder County Farmers Market.
Lafayette was awarded a $5,725 grant from LiveWell Colorado to help promote the event’s return, according to officials.
Also, it will help provide translation services, host launch outreach events, and support bicycle access to the market.
Suspect shot in hand is identified B
summit county» Investigators have released the name of a 33-year-old theft suspect shot in the hand Sunday night by a Summit County sheriff ’s deputy. Nathaniel Steven Leisz was wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement in which he allegedly charged at officers. He was taken into custody on $50,000 bail for first-degree assault, menacing, aggravated motor vehicle theft, first-degree criminal trespass, obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest.
Alcohol may have been a factor in deadly two-car crash B
el paso county» Investigators believe alcohol may have been a factor in a two-vehicle crash Thursday in rural El Paso County that killed a 46year-old Calhan man.
The wreck happened about 8 a.m. at the intersection of East Ellicott Road South and Sanborn Road, about 10 miles east of Colorado Springs, when a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup hit a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle.
The State Patrol said the driver of the Chevrolet, 38-year-old Alexander Gutierrez of Colorado Springs, failed to yield at the intersection. Gutierrez had minor injuries.
The driver of the Beetle, Derek Burmeister, was dead at the scene.
Man accused of unlawful sexual contact at Weld County clerk’s substation
B fort lupton» A 49year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman as she entered the Weld County clerk’s substation Wednesday.
Jessie Lopez, an employee of the clerk’s office, is accused of misdemeanor sexual assault — also known as unlawful sexual contact — and is being held at the county jail.
The encounter was reported to authorities Thursday when the woman told investigators she has been inappropriately touched by an employee of the clerk’s office.
Carly Koppes, the county clerk and recorder, says Lopez is a motor vehicle office technician. He has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.
Angry man smashes hotel windows B
aspen» A 21-year-old Arizona college student was arrested early Thursday for breaking windows at two businesses in the Little Nell Hotel complex, police said. Henry Bill was charged with felony criminal mischief. “He noticed that his sister was dancing with another male, and it was making him uncomfortable and angry,” according to an arrest affidavit.