The Colorado Department of Transportation announced that one of its employees, Nolan Olson, has died after being struck by a vehicle. Olson was working February 2 filling potholes on US Highway 160 in Pagosa Springs when he was hit and received severe injuries. He was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood, where he died Sunday from his injuries.
Former Colorado State Representative and businessman Elwood Gillis died Tuesday at the age of 83. His daughters were at his side.
Gillis served in the state legislature from 1981 to 1990, and chaired the Joint Budget Committee, which oversees the state's annual budget. He also served as Mayor of Lamar in Prowers county from 1994 to 1995.
He was well-known in southeast Colorado as owner and operator of a number of businesses starting in 1963, and as a member of civic groups such as the Masons, Lion's Club, and Lamar Jaycees.
A cold front will be moving across eastern Colorado Friday, bringing much cooler temperatures to the eastern plains as the day progresses.
High temperatures for the northeast quarter of the state will largely remain below freezing. Julesburg will only reach the mid-teens while the Sterling and Fort Morgan area will be slightly warmer. Further south, the highs in Limon and Eads will be in the 30s before falling off as the front spreads to the south and west. Springfield and areas further west can expect to reach the 50s, while Trinidad will see 60 for a time.
The pilot of a plane that crashed in Kiowa county was likely under the influence of alcohol and prescription medications at the time of the incident according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board.
The crash occurred shortly after 9:00 a.m. May 18, 2016, near Sheridan Lake.
Help some of our state's threatened and endangered wildlife by volunteering a contribution to the Non-game Conservation and Wildlife Restoration Cash Fund on your 2017 Colorado state tax return through the voluntary income tax checkoff. Donations made on Line 1 of Colorado tax form 104CH support wildlife rehabilitation and conservation throughout the state.
For the third time since December 31, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to honor a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.
An El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday - the third Colorado law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty over the past five week.
Though north central Colorado is seeing some snow Sunday, the plains can expect colder temperatures and minimal precipitation.