PURCHASE OF RANCH OK’D BY NAVAJO LAWMAKERS
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.