Local Briefs POSSIBLE HARASSMENT OF COUNCIL MEMBERS
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.