DENVER — Airlines at Denver International Airport are waiting to see which airports will reopen after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast.
The Associated Press reports that airport officials say two major international airports in New York and one in New Jersey are slowly restarting operations and not all of the airlines have reported their cancellations Wednesday to East Coast destinations.
Airlines expected to have 35 planes on standby Tuesday night.
Hurricane Sandy canceled thousands of flights across the country over the past three days. About 110 flights were canceled through Denver on Tuesday, about the same as were scratched on Monday.
You might not actually need a jacket if your evening includes Halloween trick or treating with children. The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 70 with sunny skies in Colorado Springs on Wednesday. We can expect mostly clear conditions Wednesday night, with the overnight low eventually reaching 39.
Bill Clinton stumps for Obama
DENVER (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton stumped for President Barack Obama at two stops in Colorado on Tuesday, as Hurricane Sandy prompted the president to cancel his own event planned for today.
Clinton derided Republican Mitt Romney as vague and backward in remarks to a small, but enthusiastic, crowd of Democrats at a high school just north of Denver, and to a larger gathering in a central Denver high school Tuesday evening.
Obama scrapped a planned campaign event in Colorado Springs on Tuesday in order to monitor hurricane recovery efforts from Washington. Clinton filled in.
"You got people taking this seriously?" an incredulous Clinton rhetorically asked an absent Romney on what Clinton called fuzzy plans to erase the national debt. Clinton went on, "Some days I feel like I got lost in a fun house."
Clinton said Obama's plans are superior on education and health care. Clinton also credited the president for the death of Osama bin Laden and for expanding grants for needy college students.
Teen charged as adult in Jessica Ridgeway's killing
GOLDEN (AP) — Prosecutors say a teenager who allegedly confessed to killing a 10-year-old Colorado girl and attacking a runner also sexually assaulted the girl.
Seventeen-year-old Austin Sigg was charged as an adult with 17 counts in both cases Tuesday. They include four murder charges.
Sigg didn't speak during the brief court hearing in Golden and didn't look at his six relatives in the courtroom that included his mother, Mindy Sigg. His relatives sat silently as the charges were read, unlike the hearing last week where Sigg's mother sobbed audibly.
Eight relatives of Jessica Ridgeway, of Westminster, also watched the proceedings, including her mother. Each wore purple, Jessica's favorite color.
Defense attorneys anticipate asking the judge to send the case to juvenile court. If convicted as an adult, Sigg faces up to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years. If he is tried as a juvenile, Sigg faces a maximum of seven years on each conviction, which, if ordered to be served consecutively, would put him in prison for decades.
In charging documents, prosecutors said Sigg acted alone in kidnapping, robbing, and sexually assaulting Jessica. The robbery charge involved Jessica's backpack and water bottle, which were found in another suburb three days after she disappeared while walking to school Oct. 5.
Judge denies theater shooting victims' request
CENTENNIAL (AP) — A judge is refusing to let some victims of the theater shooting in Aurora see sealed court documents in the case against the suspect.
The judge on Tuesday denied their request to see arrest warrant and search warrant affidavits, an inventory of what was found after the search warrant was executed, and disclosure of transcripts of 911 calls related to the shooting.
The documents are covered under the judge's gag order in the case.
James Holmes was arrested in connection with the July 20 movie theater attack that killed 12 people and injured at least 58 others.
The victims seeking the sealed documents have said they need the information as they pursue their negligence lawsuits against theater operator Cinemark Inc. The company has said it couldn't have foreseen the attack.
Man pleads guilty to killing bear at landfill
ASPEN (AP) — A Carbondale man has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors for killing of a bear at the Pitkin County landfill.
Jesse Schoeller was ordered Tuesday to pay nearly $3,000 in fines and court costs for killing the bear out of season.
Schoeller was an employee of the landfill when he and a friend went to the site on Sept. 1, a day before the black bear archery season began.
According to the Aspen Daily News (http://tinyurl.com/ch3yfgd ), Schoeller lost his job after the incident.
CU adviser softens ban on campus guns
BOULDER (AP) — An academic adviser at the University of Colorado has softened a ban on guns in his office, adding a pretty please to his request that students leave their weapons outside.
Economics adviser Ken Bonetti says he sees the dispute over weapons on campus as an issue of public health and safety, not a political issue.
The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that students with conceal-carry permits are allowed to bring guns into classrooms and labs.
University officials tell the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/bvc4nza ) replacing the words "Absolutely no guns" with the words "Please do not bring guns" complies with the court ruling, as long as it's a friendly request.
Crews from state to help with hurricane relief
DENVER (AP) — Colorado power company crews and trucks are heading East to help with recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.
Xcel crews are leaving Wednesday for Charleston, W. Va., to help American Electric Power restore power.
The company is sending 22 vehicles and 38 employees, including 29 linemen, from Colorado.
Xcel crews also are being deployed from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Texas.
CSU gets $5M grant for oil, gas recovery research
FORT COLLINS (AP) — BP has awarded a 5-year, $5 million grant to Colorado State University to study oil and gas recovery technology.
The grant was announced earlier in October.
Amber Krummel, an assistant professor of chemistry at CSU and the principal investigator for the grant-funded study, says when oil wells are abandoned, the rock around them sometimes retains 70 percent of the original petroleum.
Usually, wells are abandoned because they no longer produce oil or gas at economically viable rates.
Krummel says understanding the science could open new ways to revitalize wells and minimize environmental impacts.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
In 1795, English poet John Keats was born in London.
In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state.
In 1926, magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.
In 1941, work was completed on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, begun in 1927.
In 1961, the body of Josef Stalin was removed from Lenin’s Tomb as part of the Soviet Union’s “de-Stalinization” drive.
In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two Sikh (seek) security guards.
In 1992, Pope John Paul II formally proclaimed that the Roman Catholic Church had erred in condemning the astronomer Galileo for holding that the Earth was not the center of the universe.
-- “Trick ‘R Treat at the Museum,” kids can go on a scavenger hunt, explore exhibits and get a special treat at the end of your visit. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume and sign-up for our raffle, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free.
-- “Senior Lunch and a Movie,” bring your lunch and watch “Hugo,” noon-2 p.m., East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., free.
-- “Halloween Safe Treats,” 2 p.m., Old Colorado City Library Branch, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., free.
-- $2 burritos for Chipotle’s BOOrito on Halloween, customers dressed in costume can get a burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos for only $2 between the hours of 4 p.m. and closing, local Chipotle locations.
-- “Not So Scary Stories,” children’s program, 4 p.m., High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road, Falcon, free.
-- “Mall-O-Ween,” safe indoor trick-or-treating, 5-7 p.m., The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East. “Mall-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest,” for up to age 12 with pet, 6:30 p.m., Imagination Celebration Space, $1 per contestant.
-- “Harvest Festival for Mountain Shadows” with chili dinner, trunk-or-treating and children’s games, 5:30 p.m., Wilson United Methodist Church, 6460 Flying W. Ranch Road, free.
-- “Trunk or Treat,” children then go from trunk to trunk collecting goodies with hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages served, 5:30-7 p.m., Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 120 N. 31st St., free.
-- “Trunk or Treat,” activities will be happening outside, with hot chocolate, apple cider, candy, and games and trunks that will be decorated where the games will be happening, 6-8 p.m., Family Life Services, 1880 S. Cascade Ave., free.
-- Molly Boyles and Lipstick Voodoo, 9 p.m.-1 p.m., The Keg Lounge, 730 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, free.