Spring Lambs + Crime in C'dale + More

Apr 12, 2017

Today's newscast features arrests in Carbondale and lambing season in Gunnison and more from Eric Galatas and statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland.

  • The Garfield County Coroner has identified the man who died in an ATV roll-over Saturday near Rifle as Todd Sellie, 54, of Glenwood Springs. According to a press release, Sellie was crossing a snow bank on J.Q.S. Road and rolled several hundred yards down an embankment. He was wearing a seatbelt but not a helmet, and died at the scene. Sellie had a blood alcohol content of .111.
  • The Democratic House passed the state budget Monday. As Bente Birkeland reports, it now heads to a conference committee to work out differences in the versions passed by both chambers.
  • This week’s Eye on Crime takes a look at Carbondale police activity in March.
  • Colorado businesses face higher minimum-wage requirements since voters approved Amendment 70. But, proponents hope this will lead to improved physical and mental health. Eric Galatas has more.
  • Springtime means lambing season at Parker Pastures in Gunnison, and 14-year old Chloe Parker is in charge. Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KBUT sent reporter Christopher Biddle to see how things are going.

    Chloe Parker minds her sheep.
    Credit Christopher Biddle, KBUT photo