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Monday, November 24, 2014


     Howling northwesterly winds gusting to 30 mph are producing wind chills of zero this morning.  Today’s high will be right at freezing, overnight lows in the single digits.  Snow is once again possible in the high country today with another 6 inches expected.  Things get better as the week progresses.  Thanksgiving looks to be sunny and dry with highs in the low 50’s.          


     Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are asking for your help in finding the person responsible for killing and abandoning two doe mule deer off Highway 24 about 2 miles east of Wilkerson Pass in Park County.  The incident occurred on the evening of November 1st.  A man was seen in the area and was described as a white male in his late 20’s or early 30’s with brown hair.  He was seen driving a half-ton blue pickup with a silver toolbox in the bed.  If you have any information about this case, call Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648.  You may remain anonymous.


     A former Salida resident has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.  27-year-old Robert William Allison was arrested in McKinney, Texas on a Chaffee County warrant.  The Colorado division of the Internet Crimes Against Children task force contacted the Salida Police Department about Allison in February.  ICAC had discovered during an online investigation that Allison, who was living in Salida at the time, had been downloading child pornography.  Allison will appear at an extradition hearing today in Texas to determine if he will be transported back to Chaffee County.


     Poncha Springs Trustees meet tonight at Town Hall beginning at 6:30 pm.  Trustees will hold a public hearing on the budget at 6:45 pm.            

In Sports— 

     The Broncos trailed for most of the game but rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Dolphins 39-36.  It doesn’t get any easier.  Denver is on the road to take on the Chiefs this Sunday.


     The Nuggets have won 4 in a row after beating the Lakers in overtime last night 101-94.


     Salidan Ruby Brown and Amelia Tomesen of Cotopaxi win the 14th Annual Two Turkey Relay over the weekend.  The two 13-year-olds beat 18 other teams.


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