JUVENILE WITH LOADED GUN IS ARRESTED AT HIGH SCHOOL
COUNTY» A juvenile DOUGLAS with a loaded gun was arrested Tuesday on the grounds of Chaparral High School. The school resource officer responded to a “suspicious subject” about 2:15 p.m., according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The juvenile walked away from the officer but was restrained. After being taken into custody, a handgun, stolen in Pueblo, was found in the juvenile’s backpack. The suspect, who is not a Chaparral student, was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center in Centennial. Charges are pending.
Poet whose book on social justice and racism anchored a city reading initiative will host a talk with Hancock.
The sixweek Denver Talks program culminates Wednesday night with a free public conversation between poet Claudia Rankine and Mayor Michael Hancock.
The citywide initiative distributed more than 1,600 free copies of Rankine’s book “Citizen: An American Lyric.”
“Citizen,” published in 2014, has won awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and the 2015 PEN Open Book Award. Rankine teaches at Yale University and is the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.
The public conversation Wednesday at the Boettcher Concert Hall, on 14th and Champa streets, is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP online. The link to register is available under Upcoming Events on DenverTalks.org. Doors open at 6 p.m. The conversation is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
Driver who died in rearend traffic crash is identified.
LAKEWOOD» A driver who died in a six-vehicle crash Monday morning has been identified. Anna Huffman, 43, was driving a minivan when it was rearended by a black Ford pickup, according to Lakewood police. The crash, which involved six vehicles, happened about 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of West Alameda Avenue and Oak Street. Five westbound vehicles, including the minivan, were stopped at a red light when the chain-reaction collision happened, police said. A young boy in the van, the only passenger, was taken to Children’s Hospital in Aurora. The driver of the Ford truck was taken to a hospital. That driver was not identified.
Steamboat pot sales on track to exceed $10 million in 2017.
Steamboat Springs marijuana sales are on track to surpass $10 million this year. But for the first time, two consecutive months have shown only single-digit increases over the previous year. Sales were up 9 percent in August and 5 percent in September over the same months in 2016. Steamboat marijuana store owners believe sales eventually will stabilize. The question is when will it happen? “We’re going to see a plateau at some point,” Rocky Mountain Remedies coowner Kevin Fisher said. So far this year, marijuana sales at Steamboat’s three businesses are up 14 percent over 2016 with a total of $9,383,275. In 2016, total sales were up 18 percent over 2015.