Local Briefs NOBEL WINNER LEAVING NIST, CU FOR OREGON
BOULDER» Dave Wineland, a Nobel laureate physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado, is leaving for a position at the University of Oregon.
Wineland, 73, will end his long run at NIST and relocate to Eugene, Ore., for family reasons, according to a news release.
In 2012, Wineland won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of quantum systems. He shared the prize along with Serge Haroche of France. Wineland also received the National Medal of Science in 2007.
Wineland worked for 42 years at NIST and led a group that is internationally recognized for its advances in atomic, molecular and optical physics.
Ritter endorses Crow in congressional race.
Former Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday endorsed Jason Crow in the 6th Congressional District race, one of the biggest names yet to take sides before next year’s Democratic primary.
Crow, an attorney and Army veteran, in April announced his bid for U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s seat and has quickly positioned himself as the man to beat for the Democratic nomination, raising $287,581 through June 30.
Crow faces Obama administration alum Levi Tillemann and attorney David Aarestad. A fourth candidate, Gabriel McArthur, last month dropped out to run for secretary of state. The former Bernie Sanders delegate endorsed Tillemann as he exited the race.
Man missing, presumed dead after rock diving in Green Mountain Reservoir.
COUNTY» A SUMMIT man who dove from a popular diving rock into Green Mountain Reservoir on Tuesday afternoon did not surface, and a dive team is searching for him. People who had seen the man dive into the water had searched for him, and Summit County sheriff’s deputies also searched the area, to no avail. The man, who was presumed drowned, was not identified.
Sheriff, coroner investigating human remains near Gross Reservoir.
A fisherman discovered skeletal remains Saturday near Gross Reservoir, and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and Boulder County coroner are looking into whether the remains belong to Ryder Johnson, a Lafayette man who went missing in January 2016.
“It is in the same general area where Ryder Johnson’s car was found,’ sheriff’s office Cmdr. Mike Wagner said. “We don’t know if it is him.”
Wagner said that a man fishing off a trail near Gross Reservoir found the bones, which appeared to have been scattered by wildlife.
Colorado secretary of state sends voter data to Trump election integrity commission.
The Colorado secretary of state’s office on Tuesday sent voter data to the Trump administration’s election integrity commission after weeks of contention.
The commission was established by President Donald Trump in May and first asked Colorado for voter information June 28. It has been dogged by privacy concerns and distrust, particularly after Trump’s unfounded claims that millions of people voted illegally in 2016 and cost him the popular vote.
About 5,300 Coloradans have withdrawn their voter registrations since the panel requested voter information. There are more than 3.3 million active voters in the state.
Two dead, two shot in melee in which police came under fire.
Police came under fire Monday night as they investigated a shooting in which two people were injured. A man and a woman in an adjacent home were later found shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide.
The names of the dead and injured have not been released.
The police officers who came under fire were not injured.
Police were called about gunshots being fired in the 3800 block of Village Road South at 8:51 p.m., according to a police report.
Police were attending to the two gunshot victims in one home when someone in the adjacent home, 3835 Village Road, opened fire from a second-floor window, the report said.