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SUNRISE: Police search for robbery suspect

Staff reports Updated: November 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

Colorado Springs police officers are searching for a man who robbed a bank in central Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the robbery happened about 4:30 p.m. when a man walked into Security Service Federal Credit Union, 1910 N. Academy Blvd., and gave a note to the bank teller demanding cash. A security guard tried to intervene but the robber somehow got by him, according to police.

He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Police searched the area, but did not find him.

On Thursday, police released a photo of the man taken from the bank’s surveillance system. Anyone with information about the man, or the robbery, is asked to call police at 444-7000 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 634-7867.

     

WEATHER

The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 62 degrees Friday in Colorado Springs with an overnight low of 33.

     

AROUND COLORADO

Dozens of theater shooting victims seek fund aid

DENVER (AP) — Dozens of victims of the Colorado movie theater shootings have submitted claims to receive money from a fund set up to support them.

Thursday was the deadline for submissions. The governor's office says 52 claims, including three duplicates, have been received so far. Claims postmarked by Thursday also will be accepted.

Twelve people were killed and at least 58 were injured when a gunman opened fire at a showing in Aurora of the new Batman movie July 20.

Claims received so far come from families of victims who were killed, those who were paralyzed or suffered brain injuries, and those who had overnight hospital stays.

Mediator Ken Feinberg is determining how much each claimant will receive. The Aurora Victim Relief Fund has collected more than $5 million from donors.

Homemade bombs found at lake

EL JEBEL (AP) — Authorities say six homemade bombs found in the Blue Lake area near El Jebel were likely part of a prank.

Deputies from the Eagle County Sheriff's Office were called Thursday after someone found a bottle filled with a liquid. While emptying the bottle, the liquid began bubbling and smoking and authorities were notified.

Several of the devices had already exploded, causing small burn marks. No injuries were reported.

According to the Aspen Daily News (http://tinyurl.com/ae369u5 ), the Grand Junction bomb squad was called to disable an unexploded bomb, which was disposed of without incident.

School board member censured over interview

GOLDEN (AP) — The Jefferson County school board has censured one of its members over comments she made during a radio interview.

Board member Laura Boggs apologized Thursday after she agreed with a radio host who suggested the superintendent should be shot if the district was spending money monitoring Facebook. The district doesn't have a position like that.

According to KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/b2l5ogu ), superintendent Cindy Stevenson said it was inappropriate to joke about a shooting, especially in a school district that experienced multiple shootings, including Columbine.

Radio host Jason Worley did not respond to an email seeking comment.

Keystone, Copper Mountain open for ski season Fri.

KEYSTONE (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders are getting a few more options of where to ride this weekend, as ski season picks up.

Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort are opening for the season Friday, with incentives for people who show up early. Keystone plans to have doughnuts, hot cocoa and coffee for early birds, while Copper plans to pass out free drink holders that are good for drink specials.

Until now, only Arapahoe Basin and Loveland had been open.

The Colorado ski industry is hoping to bounce back from a lackluster snow year last season, but forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center are hazy on whether this year will be good for snow in Colorado.

Boulder worried about cycling race bypass

BOULDER (AP) — Officials in Boulder are worried that a major international cycling race will bypass the city next year.

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge has drawn criticism from some residents, who are concerned about the impact the race has on open space and recreation areas.

Analysts say the economic impact was much less than the $8 million that the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau had predicted this year because many spectators were local residents. Members of the Boulder City Council say they still believe this year's race was a success.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/asjtlp9 ), race officials want to alternate the race course every year to keep it competitive. The race in August traveled through a dozen cities in Colorado, starting in Durango and ending in Denver.

Eaton Police Chief Jacobson resigns

GREELEY (AP) — Eaton Police Chief Randall Jacobson has resigned after more than a decade in the post.

Assistant Town Manager Donald Cadwallader tells the Greeley Tribune that Jacobson was placed on administrative leave in September and was investigated on possible violations of city and police policies (http://bit.ly/TxS9am). Town administrators have not elaborated on the accusations. A message left at a phone number listed for Jacobson wasn't immediately returned Thursday night.

Police Capt. Arthur Mueller is serving as the interim police chief.

  

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer and poet, was executed in London.

In 1787, the opera “Don Giovanni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had its world premiere in Prague.

In 1901, President William McKinley’s assassin, Leon Czolgosz, was electrocuted.

In 1923, the Republic of Turkey was proclaimed.

In 1929, Wall Street crashed on “Black Tuesday,” heralding the beginning of America’s Great Depression.

In 1956, during the Suez Canal crisis, Israel invaded Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” premiered as NBC’s nightly television newscast.

In 1960, a chartered plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashed on takeoff from Toledo, Ohio, killing 22 of the 48 people on board.

In 1966, the National Organization for Women was formally organized during a conference in Washington, D.C.

   

HAPPENINGS

-- Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild Fall Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-8 pm., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, free admission.

-- Craft sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., LaCresta Mobile Estates, 205 N. Murry Blvd., free admission. Part of proceeds benefit local charities.

-- “Fun Fair” hosted by Assistance League with shopping for toys, gifts, holiday items, “Bargain Box Boutique” and more, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St., free admission.

-- “Storytime,” children’s program, read “My Brave Year of Firsts” by Jamie Lee Curtis, 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East.

-- “Rocky Mountain Holiday Boutique” to support the work of Choices, noon-7 p.m., Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, free admission.

-- “First Friday ArtWalk,” 5-8 p.m., West Colorado Avenue, between 23rd and 27th streets, free.

-- “Rarefied Air” film screening, 5:30-8 p.m., Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 210, free.

-- Grand Re-opening of Venue 515, 6-9 p.m., The Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, free.

-- American Girls Club, read “Candlelight for Rebecca,” for girls ages 6-12, 6:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East.

-- Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage, headlined by Jim Young, Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House, doors open at 7:30 p.m., 14 S. Tejon St., $4-$7.

-- Tiny Barge Dance Party, 8 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, free.

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