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clear creek county» A 35-year-old skier died Fri­day morn­ing at Love­land Ski Area, just east of the Eisen­hower Tun­nel, the re­sort con­firmed Mon­day af­ter­noon.

As first re­ported by Fox31 Den­ver, the man died just af­ter 10:30 a.m. af­ter an in­ci­dent near the bot­tom of the re­sort’s Lift 8. Ski area of­fi­cials said the man was dead at the scene.

A wit­ness said the man had skied di­rectly into a tree. The skier was un­con­scious, she said, and had se­ri­ous in­juries. She es­ti­mated the ski pa­trol ar­rived in about 10 min­utes.

“The guy was not mov­ing and had gone face-first into this tree,” Den­ver res­i­dent Mary Radke told the Sum­mit Daily. “I know CPR, and I kept say­ing we should help. But there was a cou­ple peo­ple there, and they said it looked like he broke his neck on im­pact.”

The man, whose name has yet to be re­leased, was wear­ing a hel­met.

Search­ing for car theft sus­pect, po­lice find body

B colorado springs» Po­lice search­ing a home for a car theft sus­pect found a body as well as the sus­pect, who had bar­ri­caded him­self in­side a room.

The in­ci­dent un­folded at about 1:30 p.m. Mon­day, when of­fi­cers were called to the 200 block of Longfel­low Drive, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice depart­ment. The caller told po­lice he had lo­cated his stolen ve­hi­cle in front of a home on Longfel­low and had watched the sus­pect go into the home. Of­fi­cers ar­rived, and a res­i­dent al­lowed them to search the home, po­lice said.

Of­fi­cers then found the sus­pect, who had bar­ri­caded him­self in a room down­stairs. The sus­pect re­fused to come out. A SWAT team was called to the scene, and the sus­pect even­tu­ally was taken into cus­tody.

Nei­ther the car theft sus­pect nor the de­ceased per­son were iden­ti­fied.

Life sen­tence in fa­tal shoot­ing B

aurora» A 22-year-old man was sen­tenced to life in prison Mon­day for a fa­tal shoot­ing out­side an Aurora bar in 2013.

Dae­shaun Howard was sen­tenced in Ara­pa­hoe County District Court for the death of 22-year-old Christo­pher Bryant, ac­cord­ing to a district at­tor­ney’s of­fice news re­lease.

Bryant was shot April 13, 2013, out­side Primo’s Bar. Bryant’s friend Deme­trey Adams was shot four times. He sur­vived.

The jury de­lib­er­ated less than three hours Mon­day, find­ing Howard guilty of all six crim­i­nal counts, in­clud­ing first-de­gree mur­der. The mur­der con­vic­tion car­ries a manda­tory penalty of life in prison with­out the pos­si­bil­ity of pa­role.

Lo­gan County man gets 48 years in prison for theft and se­cu­ri­ties fraud

B ster­ling» A Lo­gan County man was sen­tenced to 48 years in prison for se­cu­ri­ties fraud and theft. Ed­die Wayne John­son of Ster­ling was con­victed by a jury of seven counts of se­cu­ri­ties fraud and four counts of theft over $20,000, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the state at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice.

Start­ing in Au­gust 2013 John­son so­licited funds from at least five in­vestors to buy stock in Over­land Trailer Mfg. and Over­land Corp., com­pa­nies he owned. In­vestors were told the com­pa­nies were un­der con­tract from large out­door sporting goods re­tail­ers for the pro­duc­tion, mar­ket­ing and dis­tri­bu­tion of trail­ers.

John­son promised high re­turns with lit­tle or no risk, the re­lease said.

John­son, how­ever, did not have such con­tracts, and he de­voted some of the funds to per­sonal ex­penses and busi­ness ex­penses un­re­lated to the con­tracted or­ders.

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