Lo­cal Briefs POS­SI­BLE HA­RASS­MENT OF COUN­CIL MEM­BERS

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — Staff and wire reports

The Denver of­fice of a na­tional law firm is in­ves­ti­gat­ing ac­cu­sa­tions that male Long­mont City Coun­cil mem­bers have ha­rassed fe­male mem­bers.

De­tails about the na­ture of the al­leged ha­rass­ment — and about who is al­leged of hav­ing ha­rassed whom — were not im­me­di­ately avail­able.

A re­view of re­cent emails to and from coun­cil mem­bers showed a Thurs­day email to Coun­cil­woman Joan Peck from at­tor­ney Lau­rie Rust, who wrote Peck that “the city of Long­mont has en­gaged Gor­don & Rees Scully Man­sukhani,” Rust’s firm, “to con­duct an im­par­tial, thor­ough, and prompt in­quiry re­gard­ing al­le­ga­tions of ha­rass­ment against fe­male city coun­cil mem­bers by male city coun­cil mem­bers.”

Hay­den dog bit­ten by rat­tlesnake one of at least 12 an­i­mals this year in Routt, Mof­fat coun­ties.

A dog named Wood­ford is re­cov­er­ing af­ter a painful en­counter with a rat­tlesnake Satur­day in Hay­den.

Mem­bers of the Mor­ris fam­ily were get­ting ready for a camp­ing trip with the dogs in the front yard when they dis­cov­ered Wood­ford was limp­ing and his paw and swollen to the size of a grape­fruit.

Dr. Wayne Davis of the Craig Ve­teri­nary Hos­pi­tal shaved Wood­ford’s leg and put him on a reg­i­men of an­tivenin af­ter find­ing two punc­ture wounds from a rat­tlesnake. Davis said he has treated 12 an­i­mals this year from Routt and Mof­fat coun­ties for rat­tlesnake bites.

Mike Coff­man hold­ing a town hall in Hen­der­son next month.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coff­man is sched­uled to hold a town hall next month in Hen­der­son, af­ter a sim­i­lar, con­tentious event in April at which he was met with a pre­dom­i­nantly lib­eral crowd that at times erupted into jeers and shout­ing.

The Repub­li­can says he will meet with res­i­dents of the 6th Con­gres­sional District from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Prairie View High School.

The con­gress­man says ac­cess to the au­di­to­rium where the town hall is be­ing held will pri­or­i­tize to peo­ple from his district. There will also be an over­flow room.

On­line reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

Repub­li­cans have been heck­led and shouted down at town halls across the coun­try by pro­test­ers and con­stituents an­gry about Don­ald Trump’s agenda. Many Coloradans have com­plained that U.S. Sen. Cory Gard­ner, a fel­low mem­ber of the GOP, hasn’t held an in-per­son town hall in re­cent months, par­tic­u­larly since Trump’s elec­tion.

Coro­ner IDs Lake­wood woman who died af­ter col­laps­ing at Black Canyon. MON­TROSE COUNTY»

The coro­ner has iden­ti­fied a 49-year-old Lake­wood woman who died af­ter she col­lapsed while hik­ing with her sons Mon­day in the Black Canyon of the Gun­ni­son Na­tional Park. In­ves­ti­ga­tors are try­ing to de­ter­mine what caused Tracey Lis­ter’s death.

The coro­ner has or­dered an au­topsy. Lis­ter was hik­ing on the Gun­ni­son Route with her 16- and 20-year-old sons when she col­lapsed on the trail, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Park Ser­vice.

Man sus­pected of bur­glar­iz­ing fu­neral home.

PUE­BLO WEST» A 53-yearold man has been ar­rested as a sus­pect in the bur­glary of a fu­neral home, which in­cluded the theft of 24 urns.

Bruce A. Parks was taken into cus­tody Tues­day at his Pue­blo West home af­ter he was iden­ti­fied in sur­veil­lance pho­tos, ac­cord­ing to the Pue­blo County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Parks is ac­cused of break­ing into Pue­blo West Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tion, 381 S. Joe Martinez Boule­vard, overnight Sun­day and steal­ing more than $3,000 of items and caus­ing more than $2,000 dam­age.

Sur­veil­lance video shows a bur­glar break­ing into the build­ing, leav­ing and returning sev­eral times, tak­ing mul­ti­ple items, in­clud­ing a bi­cy­cle and elec­tronic equip­ment.

On Tues­day, Parks was at­tested at his home. He was booked on sus­pi­cion of sec­ond-de­gree bur­glary, theft, crim­i­nal mis­chief and a vi­o­la­tion of a re­strain­ing or­der.

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