Remains of Colorado mom found more than four years after she went missing
The remains of a Colorado mother have been recovered more than four years after she went missing, authorities announced Thursday. Rita Gutierrez-Garcia was 34 years old when she was last seen on March 18, 2018, at a bar celebrating Saint Patrick's Day. CBS Denver reports.news.yahoo.com
Court tosses $300,000 hospital bill for promised $1,300 tab
Colorado’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman who expected to pay about $1,300 for spinal fusion surgery but was billed more than $300,000 by a suburban Denver hospital that included charges it never disclosed she might be liable for. This week’s ruling in favor of Lisa French, who underwent two surgeries in 2014, follows efforts by many U.S. states and the federal government to help curb health care costs by restricting or eliminating so-called “surprise billing ” and requiring increased price transparency for consumers. In a unanimous opinion, the Colorado justices ruled Monday that agreements French signed before surgery at St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster don’t compel her to pay the extra charges, which stemmed from a then-secret list of prices for services that hadn't been disclosed to her.news.yahoo.com
Judge refuses to drop elections suit against Trump, media
A Colorado judge on Friday denied motions to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by an election systems worker against former President Donald Trump's campaign, two of its lawyers and a handful of conservative media figures and outlets. District Court Judge Marie Avery Moses, in a 136-page decision, rejected various arguments to throw out the lawsuit filed by Eric Coomer, who was security director at the Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems. Coomer said he faced death threats after he was baselessly accused of trying to rig the 2020 presidential election in favor of President Joe Biden.news.yahoo.com
Mike Lindell Gets Sued at Nightmare Rally With MAGA Election Clerk
Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty ImagesA Tuesday rally by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was supposed to lend support to an embattled conspiracy theorist. But by the rally’s end, Lindell and his colleague were facing new legal peril.A linens salesman by trade, Lindell has become one of the biggest backers of election fraud hoaxes. The pro-Trump conspiracy theory has landed Lindell and his allies in legal trouble. One associate, Tina Peters—clerk for Mesa County Colorado—is facinnews.yahoo.com
Colorado wildfire forces evacuation orders for 19,000 people
Authorities issued an evacuation order for 19,000 people Saturday near a fast-moving Colorado wildfire in rolling hills south of the college town of Boulder, not far from the site of a destructive 2021 blaze that leveled more than 1,000 homes. The wildfire had grown to 123 acres (50 hectares) by late afternoon with no containment, according to the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. Protected wildland was burning near the Table Mesa neighborhood and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder police said on Twitter.news.yahoo.com
Former UCLA lecturer threatened to 'hunt' female professor
A former University of California, Los Angeles lecturer who was arrested Tuesday after police say he emailed an 800-page document and posted videos threatening violence against the school had previously sent messages saying he would “hunt” and kill a professor.
Deadly Colorado blaze renews focus on underground coal fires
Authorities investigating the cause of a wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings last month in Colorado are looking at the possibility that the blaze is linked to underground coal fires have long smoldered at old coal mines in the area.
6-year-old girl wasn’t buckled in before fatal theme park fall, report says
A 6-year-old Colorado girl who died in a fall from a theme park ride this month wasn’t wearing the seat belts, and operators of the vertical drop ride didn’t properly check the restraints before allowing it to begin, according to a report from state investigators.