BOULDER — A 24-year-old man is recovering after he was injured diving off a cliff into Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness in Boulder County, according to the Associated Press.
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office identified the man as John Collins. His hometown was not released.
Deputies say the man injured his back on Sunday when he hit the water but was able to make it to shore. However, he was not able hike out of the wilderness area.
The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 82 with a 40 percent chance of late-day scattered showers Monday in Colorado Springs. Expect an overnight low of 56.
Students, faculty to protest Bush award
DENVER (AP) — Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Denver plan to protest when the university's international studies school presents an award to former president George W. Bush.
Bush will be recognized Monday at a fundraising dinner in Denver both for his service as president as well as efforts to fight HIV, cervical cancer and malaria in Africa. The Josef Korbel School's decision has outraged many at the school who fault the 43rd president for starting the war in Iraq and allowing the use of torture on prisoners.
University spokeswoman Kim DeVigil says the university is honored that a two-term president is visiting and says a university should be a place where civil discourse from all different views should be presented.
Durango mail center moving work to Albuquerque
DURANGO (AP) — The Durango mail center is moving sorting operations to Albuquerque to cut costs.
U.S. Postal Service spokesman Brian Sperry said the changes are part of plans by the agency to cut costs by $20 billion by 2017.
According to the Durango Herald (http://tinyurl.com/oo727z6 ), delivery and other services will not be affected.
Man refiles wrongful death lawsuit against Walmart
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A man suing a Sheridan Walmart, claiming his wife died after she ate a contaminated cantaloupe purchased at the store, has refiled his lawsuit in federal court.
Attorney Nicholas Murdoch, representing Frederick M. Lollar, tells the Sheridan Press (http://bit.ly/1auOaWL ) the wrongful death lawsuit was withdrawn from District Court and refiled in federal court Thursday.
Lollar says he bought the cantaloupe around Sept. 1, 2011, ate about a quarter of it, and his wife, Jaqueline Lollar, ate the rest.
The Food and Drug Administration later identified the lot the Colorado cantaloupe came from to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Lollar's lawsuit says Walmart removed the cantaloupes, but didn't post public notice regarding potential customer exposure.
Jaqueline Lollar died at a hospital Sept. 19, 2011, and tests confirmed the presence of the bacteria.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1513, English forces defeated Scottish invaders in the Battle of Flodden Field; more than 15,000 men were believed killed, including the King of Scots, James IV.
In 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born. In 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term “United States” official, replacing “United Colonies.”
In 1850, California became the 31st state. In 1919, some 1,100 members of Boston’s 1,500-man police force went on strike. (The strike was broken by Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge with replacement officers.)
In 1926, the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) was incorporated by the Radio Corp. of America.
In 1932, the steamboat Observation exploded in New York’s East River, killing 72 people. In 1943, Allied forces landed at Salerno and Taranto during World War II.
In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction. In 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximumsecurity Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y., beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives. In 1976, Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.
10 years ago: The Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese agreed to pay $85 million to 552 people to settle clergy sex abuse cases. France’s leading undertaker estimated the country’s death toll from a summer heat wave at 15,000.
5 years ago: President George W. Bush announced he would keep U.S. force strength in Iraq largely intact until the next administration, drawing rebukes from Democrats who wanted the war ended and a bigger boost of troops in troubled Afghanistan.
1 year ago: Iraq sentenced fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi to death on charges he’d masterminded death squads against rivals in a trial that fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Shannon Eastin became the first woman to officiate an NFL regularseason game.