(Estes Park, CO-AP) – A couple of visitors to Colorado’s Estes Park have an encounter with an elk that’s a little to close for comfort. A man was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after he fell and hit his head while dodging the charging bull’s antlers.
A woman was knocked over by the beast, and poked by it’s antlers a couple of times before a parks department employee could drive his truck in between them. She had a few minor scrapes but didn’t need any medical attention.
A Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson tells NBC news the victims were too close to the elk, especially considering it’s mating season.
(Fort Collins, CO-AP) — A Colorado man is recovering from injuries after he killed a mountain lion that attacked him with his bare hands. Ty Petersburg is a wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
It happened Monday afternoon near Fort Collins, about an hour north of Denver. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department says the man was running when the big cat attacked him from behind. He told authorities he heard something on the trail and when he turned around, the animal attacked.
He was bitten on his face and wrist before he broke free, killing the lion as he defended himself. His injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.
(Woodland Park, CO-AP) — Police in Colorado are finished scouring one piece of land for a mom who went missing on Thanksgiving. Dozens of people spent two days searching for Kelsey Berreth at a 35-acre property owned by her fiance, but did not find her there.
Woodland Park Police said a backhoe was used in the search. Berreth was last seen in public at a Safeway on Thanksgiving Day. Her fiance was the last person to see her when he picked up their one-year-old daughter that morning. There’s a 25-thousand-dollar reward for information leading to her safe return.
(SL) – A salmonella outbreak linked to eggs is getting worse. Federal health officials report that 35 people in multiple states are ill. The CDC announced that at least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications, but so far, nobody has died.
The number of salmonella cases is a dozen more since the first recall notice was issued a month ago. The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms whose infected eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. About 207 million eggs were recalled from the outbreak.
(Denver, CO) –– Marijuana entrepreneurs and investors are unfazed by threats of federal prosecution. Instead, more marijuana sellers are starting to believe the industry is too big to shut down.
The sellers are placing their faith in state lawmakers to ensure that the lucrative industry stays afloat. On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a series of Obama-era legal memos that give state-licensed marijuana businesses a pass from federal prosecutors.
Colorado legalized marijuana in 2014 and has about 35-thousand people working in the legal marijuana industry, generating over 226-million-dollars in state-level taxes last year. New Frontier Data estimates that California can make 300-to-500-million-dollars in marijuana taxes this year, after launching sales on January 1st.