Two people aboard a helicopter-like aircraft were killed when it crashed into a river in western Colorado, but no one on the ground was injured, authorities said Sunday.
The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports that authorities say at least two people were aboard a helicopter that crashed about 6:10 p.m. Saturday into the Colorado River near Loma.
A flash flood watch in parts of western Colorado has been cancelled for now, a day after heavy rain flooded homes in De Beque and streets around Mesa County.
Police knew about the suicidal tendencies of nearly a third of the people who killed themselves in Mesa County in the first half of last year.
Colorado voters this fall may see competing proposals on gambling, one by a horse racing track that wants to expand into slot machines, another by a casino industry worried by the track’s proposal.
City councilors have unanimously approved changes to their panhandling ordinance after a legal challenge.
A Mesa County man who inspired a new law compensating the wrongly convicted is nearing a monetary settlement with the state.
Federal prosecutors have reached a plea agreement with a former Colorado Mesa University student accused of threatening President Barack Obama last fall.