SUNRISE: Teams search lake area for missing 13-year-old Springs boy

Staff reports Updated: November 26, 2012 at 12:00 am • Published: November 26, 2012

DURANGO — Teams are searching around Vallecito Lake for 13-year-old Dylan Redwine who has been missing for a week.

La Plata County Sheriff's spokesman Dan Bender says searchers had no luck on Sunday but would resume efforts at the lake Monday, according to an Associated Press report.

The boy lives in Colorado Springs but was visiting his father in Vallecito on Thanksgiving break.

He is 5 feet tall, 105 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. He was wearing a blue-and-white Duke Blue Devils baseball cap, black Nike T-shirt and black Jordan tennis shoes.

Bender says scuba divers will search the lake while teams will also comb the shoreline area.

He says investigators are exploring all possibilities including a runaway situation.

Homecoming Monday for Fort Carson soldiers

A homecoming ceremony is scheduled Monday for about 250 Fort Carson soldiers returning from Afghanistan.

The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was deployed in February in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Nearly 800 of the approximately 3,000 soldiers who were deployed have received combat action badges for performing their duties under fire.

  

WEATHER

The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 39 degrees and mostly sunny skies Monday in Colorado Springs. We're back to above-average temps on Tuesday, with a high of 62 forecast by the weather service.

 

AROUND COLORADO

Federal prison improving mental illness treatment

FLORENCE (AP) — Officials at the Supermax federal prison in Florence are taking steps to improve treatment of inmates with mental illness.

The improvements follow a lawsuit that accuses the government of indifference.

According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/cjgvu98 ), the lawsuit claims prison officials transfer inmates they know to be mentally ill to Supermax, then stop treating their illnesses.

The lawsuit claims at least six Supermax inmates have killed themselves inside the prison and many others have attempted suicide or mutilated themselves.

Prison officials are encouraging suicidal inmates to seek help from prison psychologists.

Remains near Ariz. spot where Colo. man disappeared

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Human remains have been found in a mountain area east of Phoenix near where a Colorado man disappeared in 2009.

Maricopa County sheriff's spokesman Brandon Jones says hikers found remains on Saturday in a rugged area about 60 miles east of Phoenix in the Superstition Mountains.

Sheriff's search teams were working to recover the remains on Sunday and they'll be sent to the county medical examiner for identification.

Robert Cooper of the private Superstition Search and Rescue group says his members made the discovery.

Cooper tells the Arizona Republic the area is a half-mile from where 35-year-old Denver resident Jesse Capen's Jeep and other belongings were discovered in December 2009.

Capen's mother told the Denver Post in early 2010 he was obsessed with finding the Lost Dutchman gold mine.

Wildfires, hail take toll on home insurance

DENVER (AP) — Colorado now ranks among the top 10 for the highest share of homeowners insurance claims paid out due to catastrophes.

The Insurance Research Council says catastrophes triggered only 26 percent of the claims made on homeowner policies from 1997 to 2006. The council says in 2010, insurance companies paid out more than $1.30 in claims for every $1 premium collected.

According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/bmz4qhr ), average annual premiums paid by Colorado homeowners are above the national average, rising to more than $890 in 2009, up from about $830 in 2007.

Industry officials estimate catastrophes caused $1.6 billion in damages in Colorado from 1990 to 1999. In 2010 and 2011 alone they triggered $1.1 billion.

Explosives dropped off at Boulder waste facility

BOULDER (AP) — Police are investigating after someone dropped off several containers filled with potential explosives at a hazardous materials collection site in east Boulder.

Sgt. Pat Wyton says police were called to the Hazardous Materials Management Facility at about 2 p.m. Saturday and found several 1970s-era containers filled with dangerous explosive materials that were likely meant for use during mine blasting.

The center was evacuated while a Boulder hazmat team loaded the containers into a trailer and transported them to another location where they will be stored until they can be properly disposed of.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/U5EPIo ) explosives are among the types of waste not accepted by the facility.

Wyton says it's not clear who brought the containers to the site.

Wash. robbery suspect arrested after Colo. chase

GRANDVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A 21-year-old suspect in an armed robbery and carjackings in Washington has been arrested after a high-speed chase in Colorado.

Authorities say Marcel Maldonado was arrested Saturday afternoon in a stolen Volkswagen Jetta by Colorado law officers, following a chase that hit speeds of 140 mph.

Sgt. Mike Russell of the Yakima County Sheriff's office says investigators are trying to determine if a recovered firearm was the same one used in Washington state crimes.

He says Maldonado is being held on Colorado charges as well as a Yakima County warrant with one million dollars bail.

The Grandview man is accused of robbing a store last week and stealing two vehicles at gunpoint.

The sheriff's office says the robber crashed his car then took a pickup from someone who offered help. He then left the truck at a rest stop and stole a Jetta from a woman.

Railroad group named as preservation stewards

CHAMA, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit group that supports a historic narrow-gauge rail line that runs between New Mexico and Colorado has been designated as one of the nation's newest preservation stewards.

Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad received its designation letter last week.

The Preserve America Steward designation is awarded to volunteer programs that have been successful in preserving the nation's historic places. There are now 38 Preserve America Stewards in the U.S.

The Cumbres & Toltec group was formed in 1988. Each year, it conducts six weeklong work sessions where hundreds of volunteers help restore historic rail cars and structures along the line.

The railroad is owned jointly by New Mexico and Colorado. A tourist attraction for decades, it operates along 64 miles of track between Chama and Antonio, Colo.

Authorities: Truck used as weapon to kill man

DENVER (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man suspected of intentionally running over and killing a man with a pickup truck in Adams County.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/U5BsRE ) 39-year-old Roberto Carlos Silva-Jaques was arrested late Friday for investigation of first-degree murder. Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Gregory says Silva-Jaques struck the victim, who was standing or walking "near or on the sidewalk," at about 2:30 a.m. Friday. The victim, whose name has not been released, died at a hospital about a half hour later.

Gregory released few details about the case, citing an ongoing investigation.

Silva-Jaques has an extensive record for mostly minor criminal traffic violations dating back to 2005.

  

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1789, Nov. 26 was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

In 1825, the first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.

In 1842, the founders of the University of Notre Dame arrived at the school’s present-day site near South Bend, Ind.

In 1933, a judge decided the James Joyce book “Ulysses” was not obscene and could be published in the United States.

In 1941, a Japanese naval task force consisting of six aircraft carriers left the Kuril Islands, headed toward Hawaii.

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing, beginning Dec. 1. The motion picture “Casablanca,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York.

In 1950, China entered the Korean War.

   

HAPPENINGS

-- The Ruth Holley Craft Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Ruth Holley Library Branch, 685 N. Murray Blvd., free.

-- Colorado Springs Fiction Writing Group, 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East.

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