CRIME & SAFETY
Search for missing RMNP trail runner from Fort Collins comes up empty
The search continues for a Fort Collins man who went missing in Rocky Mountain National Park last week. Chad Pallansch, 39, was due back from a trail run on Thursday. His wife last heard from him around lunchtime Wednesday. Park rangers said his vehicle remains parked at the North Inlet Trailhead on the park’s west side. Rangers are using ground and air crews to search a 28-mile route from East Inlet across the Continental Divide that includes established trails and backcountry.
Two promoters charged in alleged nationwide illegal abusive-trust tax shelter fraud scheme
Editor’s note: Last Friday, Sept. 22, the Trail-Gazette was contacted by concerned neighbors about a federal law enforcement operation being conducted in Estes Park, which was determined to be under the Internal Revenue Service(IRS). Members of the Trail-Gazette reached out to the IRS about the incident and the following press release was issued by the Office of Public Affairs about the incident on Monday, Sept. 25. The Trail-Gazette has no further information to give at this time.
Let’s blow the whistle on public-land abusers
Dozens of TVs, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and abandoned cars had either been gunshot, torched or both. This place of destruction was what some locals called “Carnage Canyon,” roughly 30 acres off Lefthand Canyon in Boulder County, Colorado. It was a shocking sight, but was it unique? Think...
Decision expected 'early next week' in King Soopers suspect competency case
The families and loved ones of the 10 people killed in the Boulder King Soopers shooting will learn early next week if the suspect has been restored to competency and can proceed in the case.
Woman spends night lost in Colorado backcountry after phone dies
According to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, a hiker spent the night lost at Walker Ranch Open Space last Sunday. A report was received at about 6:30 p.m. that night regarding a 50-year-old female who had visited the area with her husband earlier that day. He had plans to fish and she had plans to hike.
91-year-old woman speaks up after wallet was stolen
Jeane Welch (91) traveled from Estes Park to Longmont on Sept. 16 to shop for groceries at the King Soopers on Hover Street. Standing in the check out line, she was surprised to find her wallet missing, but believes she knows when it happened. Welch needed eggs but there was...
Colorado Man Gets Railroaded Over A Barrier By Rutting Bull Elk In Estes Park
Mess with the bull (elk) and you’ll get the horns. Footage from Estes Park, Colorado, has recently gone viral again after a a bull elk railroaded a man over a cement wall in a public park. The man was ultimately ok, but it could’ve been much worse. According to Yahoo, Denver resident Eric Burley captured the wild footage, after warning the man to keep his distance. He didn’t listen… Here’s the full story from Eric: “My name is Eric Burley […] The post Colorado Man Gets Railroaded Over A Barrier By Rutting Bull Elk In Estes Park first appeared on Whiskey Riff.
Closing statements heard in the Longmont postal shooting case
Nicky Andrews, Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo. Sep. 26—A Boulder County jury on Tuesday heard closing statements in the trial of a man charged in the 2021 fatal shooting of a Longmont postal employee. In their statements, Boulder County prosecutors argued that Andrew "AJ" Ritchie, 36, was the "eyes and...
Powdered fentanyl found in Boulder County
On Sept. 16, the Boulder County Drug Task Force and the Boulder Police Department responded to a suspected overdose death. While there, officers discovered “several granular substances with a texture similar to drywall plaster,” a news release stated. The substances were tested and found to contain fentanyl. Two...
Colorado woman lucky to be alive after she and her dog were attacked by a moose
A Boulder County woman says she's lucky to be alive after she was attacked by a moose during her daily morning hike north of Ward earlier this week.
Marshall Fire lawsuits against Xcel continue to pile up
About two dozen more Boulder County neighbors this week joined a growing list of plaintiffs suing Xcel Energy Inc. over its alleged role in the start of the devastating Marshall Fire in late December 2021. The lawsuit comes about three months after Boulder County Sheriff’s Office investigators determined that the...
63-year-old cyclist hurt in hit-and-run crash
BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is looking for the driver of a sedan who struck and seriously injured a bicyclist on Highway 119 and kept on driving. The crash happened around 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 7 near milepost 49 just outside Boulder city limits in Boulder County, according to CSP. The driver, who was in a silver sedan, hit the bicyclist and left. The 63-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured, CSP said.
State Patrol is asking for assistance in a serious injury crash
Sept. 7, 2023, at approximately 12:42 a.m., Colorado State Patrol Troopers responded to a hit and run crash on Highway 119 near mile post 49, in the area of Boulder, in Boulder County. A silver sedan struck a bicycle, causing serious injury to the 63-year-old rider and then left the scene.
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Post celebrates 50th anniversary
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Post #500 is celebrating its 50th anniversary. When the cadet post was established in September 1973, the post had 45 teenagers participate in the program the first year. Today, the cadet post is a career orientation program that lets participants experience the law...