February 19, 2013
A crash and a foot chase early Tuesday morning ended with an arrest of a man who is on parole.
Kevin Stultz was taken into custody after a Colorado Springs police officer chased him down on foot around 1:30 a.m. Stultz ran from police after the stolen vehicle the man was driving crashed near San Miguel Street and Querida Drive in the central part of the city.
Stultz was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft and "several related traffic charges," police said.
Sunny skies are expected Tuesday before possible rain and snow roll into the area on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The sun should be accompanied by breezy conditions with highs around 43 degrees on Tuesday.
Clouds are predicted to roll in overnight as temperatures fall to the high teens, according to the weather service. Wednesday is expected to be cooler with temperatures in the 30s and a chance for snow before noon and rain during the midday hours.
CU seeking approval for weather drone
BOULDER (AP) — The University of Colorado is seeking federal approval to keep using a weather drone.
CU program director Eric Frew says CU's request last year was a renewal of a previous permit to use the Tempest Unmanned Aircraft to collect storm data for atmospheric scientists in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security are cracking down on the use of drones, creating political controversy over possible privacy violations.
Bomb squad checking out Aurora home
AURORA (AP) — A bomb squad and police are investigating bomb-making materials found inside an Aurora home.
Authorities say they were responding to a small fire in the basement Tuesday when they found suspicious materials.
According to KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/at85ubu ), several homes have been evacuated.
Hickenlooper leads panel on gun violence
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers will talk about recent mass shootings and what they're doing to address the violence during a discussion moderated by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Panelists will include Colorado Senate President John Morse and state Rep. Rhonda Fields, both of whom are proposing bills to limit access to firearms during this year's legislative session. Others on the panel Tuesday evening include U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, and the president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.
Topics to be discussed include universal background checks for firearm purchases, what to do about assault weapons and mental health issues.
Colorado lawmakers are considering several bills dealing with guns, including limiting the size of ammunition magazines and requiring background checks for private gun sales.
Hazmat team called to investigate girl's death
LONGMONT (AP) — Longmont police are investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl they say might have died due to illness.
A hazardous materials team was called to investigate on Monday as a precaution, but authorities now say the death of Lluvia Espinoza Morales appears to be from natural causes.
According to the Longmont Times-Call (http://tinyurl.com/bcdwcay ), no hazardous materials were found.
Animal rights groups concerned about bill
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — Animal rights advocates are upset about a new bill in the Colorado House that could affect how quickly authorities are able to rescue abused livestock.
Currently, animal control officers can seize cattle, horses or other livestock they suspect are being abused.
The new bill would require all animals to be examined by a veterinarian first.
The bill's sponsor maintains it's important for trained vets to be involved in the decision to take animals away from their owners.
But the executive director of the local Humane Society told The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction that she worries the bill will make it harder for abused animals to be treated, particularly in remote, rural areas that might be hard for veterinarians to reach.
State getting over $2 million to pay for trails, shuttles
COMMERCE CITY (AP) — Colorado is getting over $2 million to pay for a new trail link in a Denver-area network and improve access to Rocky Mountain National Park and Chimney Rock National Monument.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the grants Monday during a visit to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver.
Most of the money, $1.7 million, will pay for a new 7-mile link in the Rocky Mountain Greenway. The proposed trail and open space network will eventually connect hundreds of trails in the Denver area and provide access to three wildlife refuges and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Estes Park is getting money to extend a trail linking its visitor center to the national park.
Another $140,000 will pay for shuttles to the summit of Chimney Rock.
Court fight over Aspen trademark
ASPEN (AP) — There is a court fight over trademarking the word "Aspen," but it doesn't involve the city of Aspen.
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. of Plano, Texas, has asked a federal court to rule on whether a style of weather-resistant boots that it recently started selling can continue to be called "Aspen."
A Boynton Beach, Fla., company called Aspen Licensing International Inc. owns a trademark for various commercial uses of the word "aspen." In November, the company sent a cease-and-desist demand to J.C. Penney, alleging that its advertising and sale of cold-weather boots referred to by the style name "Aspen" infringed on that trademark.
According to the Aspen Times (http://tinyurl.com/bfnvqop ), some people believe the word is generic enough to the point where a company cannot own the trademark rights to it.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland.
In 1803, Congress voted to accept Ohio’s borders and constitution.
In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr, accused of treason, was arrested in the Mississippi Territory, in present-day Alabama. (Burr was acquitted at trial.)
In 1846, the Texas state government was formally installed in Austin, with J. Pinckney Henderson taking the oath of office as governor.
In 1878, Thomas Edison received a U.S. patent for “an improvement in phonograph or speaking machines.”
In 1881, Kansas prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which cleared the way for the U.S. military to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans. Japanese warplanes raided the Australian city of Darwin; at least 243 people were killed.
In 1945, during World War II, some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they began a successful month-long battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces.
In 1959, an agreement was signed by Britain, Turkey and Greece granting Cyprus its independence.
In 1976, calling the issuing of Executive Order 9066 “a sad day in American history” (see entry for 1942, above), President Gerald R. Ford issued a proclamation confirming that the order had been terminated with the formal cessation of hostilities of World War II.
In 1986, the U.S. Senate approved an international treaty outlawing genocide, 83-11, nearly 37 years after the pact first was submitted for ratification.
In 1997, Deng Xiaoping, the last of China’s major Communist revolutionaries, died.
Ten years ago: Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., announced his second candidacy for president with a pledge to repeal most of President George W. Bush’s tax cuts. An Iranian military plane carrying 275 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards crashed in southeastern Iran, killing all on board.
Five years ago: An ailing Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency after nearly a half-century in power; his brother Raul was later named to succeed him. President George W. Bush, visiting Rwanda, pleaded with the global community for decisive action to stop grisly ethnic violence plaguing other African nations like Kenya and Sudan. Barack Obama cruised past Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Wisconsin primary and Hawaii caucuses.
One year ago: Three skiers were killed when an avalanche swept them down a canyon at Stevens Pass, Wash.
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