PUR­CHASE OF RANCH OK’D BY NAVAJO LAW­MAK­ERS

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

ARIZ.» Navajo WIN­DOW ROCK, Na­tion law­mak­ers have ap­proved the tribe’s planned pur­chase of a large ranch in south-cen­tral Col­orado for $23 mil­lion.

Tribal of­fi­cials say a Navajo Na­tion Coun­cil com­mit­tee’s ap­proval Tues­day was the fi­nal ap­proval needed to im­ple­ment a pur­chase con­tract for the 25.5-square mile Wolf Springs Ranch in Huer­fano and Custer coun­ties.

Bank rob­ber flees on foot with cash.

LYONS» A man robbed a bank in Lyons on Thurs­day, flee­ing on foot with an undis­closed amount of cash.

The rob­bery hap­pened at about 3 p.m. at Bank of the West, 303 Main St., ac­cord­ing to the Boul­der County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

The rob­ber was last seen run­ning north on Third Av­enue. Deputies, us­ing dogs, searched the area, but the rob­ber was not found.

The rob­ber is de­scribed as a white man, about 5foot-4 with a slen­der build, a buzz-style hair­cut and light fa­cial hair. He was wear­ing a light gray shirt, black pants, black and white shoes, a black base­ball cap and avi­a­tor-style sun­glasses. He had a dark gray back­pack with black straps.

Ara­pa­hoe County deputy cited for care­less driv­ing in in­jury crash with state trooper.

An Ara­pa­hoe County sher­iff’s deputy has been charged with care­less driv­ing re­sult­ing in in­jury af­ter a crash with a state trooper.

Deputy Dale Davis also has been charged with fail­ing to drive on the right side of the road, ac­cord­ing to the Adams County dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice.

The crash hap­pened June 17 near Watkins, on a ru­ral stretch near Manila Road and East 48th Av­enue. Davis and the trooper were taken to hos­pi­tals af­ter the crash. Both were re­spond­ing to an emer­gency at the time of the col­li­sion.

School dis­trict to pay $260K set­tle­ment to ad­min­is­tra­tor who got su­per­in­ten­dent fired.

Les­lie Arnold, an as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent with Boul­der Val­ley schools, ne­go­ti­ated a set­tle­ment of $100,000 plus a year’s pay from the dis­trict and will leave her job af­ter fil­ing the com­plaint that led the school board to fire for­mer Su­per­in­ten­dent Bruce Messinger.

As part of the agree­ment fi­nal­ized this week, Arnold will be on paid ad­min­is­tra­tive leave for a year, un­til June 30, 2018, with her full salary and ben­e­fits. Her cur­rent an­nual salary is $163,285.

Arnold, who was hired in July 2015 as Boul­der Val­ley’s as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent of strate­gic ini­tia­tives, said she couldn’t com­ment on the com­plaint or her rea­sons for leav­ing the dis­trict.

RTD an­nounces Sun­day morn­ing ser­vice in­ter­rup­tions on C and D light rail lines.

Light rail ser­vice on the Re­gional Trans­porta­tion Dis­trict’s C and D lines will be in­ter­rupted Sun­day morn­ing by main­te­nance work, the agency an­nounced Thurs­day. The in­ter­rup­tions will hap­pen be­tween 2:30 and 11 a.m. be­tween the I-25/ Broad­way Sta­tion and Evans Sta­tion, RTD said. Bus shut­tle ser­vice will be pro­vided be­tween the two sta­tions. Rid­ers should plan for ex­tra travel time dur­ing the in­ter­rup­tion.

Ser­vice on other light rail lines will not be af­fected, RTD said.

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