CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Buena Vista police officer was justified in fatally shooting an 18-year-old Leadville man who led officers on an 80-mile chase and had a gun. Investigators later learned Jacob VanderBeek's gun was a replica pellet gun, and a grenade he had was inert.... more »
DENVER (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed in a crash after firing at deputies before a chase in southwestern Colorado. Betty Benson, a spokeswoman for the Lake County Sheriff's Department, says the chase began in Leadville at about 5 a.m. when a deputy tried to pull the suspect... more »
LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) - A black bear went into a tent in a central-Colorado campground and bit or scratched a sleeping teenage boy's arm.
State wildlife officials say the boy was camping out with his family in the mountains near Leadville when the bear grabbed him early Friday. Colorado... more »
LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) - Co-founder Ken Chlouber is holding out hope that Lance Armstrong will change his mind and ride in the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race that he won in record time last year.
Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said Tuesday that the cyclist was skipping this year's... more »
Lance Armstrong has pulled out of the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race in Colorado, a high-altitude race he won in record time last year. Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said Tuesday that the cyclist is still feeling lingering effects of a hip injury suffered in a crash early in the... more »
Two of Colorado's mountain highways should be open in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to open Independence Pass between Leadville and Aspen Today. The highway is set to open for the season today at 2 p.m. despite this spring's late snow storms. The... more »
A sheriff's deputy in Leadville has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after he used a Taser to shock 30 students at a high school career fair.
Lake County High School officials say the students asked the deputy to shock them so they knew what it felt like. Two... more »
Officials say a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter has crashed in the Uinta Mountains in Utah. The helicopter was heading to Colorado.
Summit County sheriff's office Det. Ron Bridge says two people reportedly sustained serious injuries, one had minor injuries and two others on board were not hurt.
Bridge... more »
Four people were hurt in a huge fire and explosions Friday evening in the town of Leadville. An old Coca Cola bottling plant was destroyed.
Lake County Sheriff's deputy Steve James says one person was in critical condition.
Steve Garufi of Leadville took photos of the fire and... more »