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KSJD Newscast - November 23, 2015

KSJD Local News Headlines:

  • The Colorado Wildlife Commission may reaffirm its long-standing stance against
    the reintroduction of wolves.
  • B-B Gun Wielding Vandals shoot out windows on Main Street in Cortez

Vandals wielding a BB gun fired numerous shots Saturday night around 7:30 at businesses along Cortez’s Main Street and on South Broadway. No one was injured, but windows were broken. Cortez Police Lieutenant Andy Brock says it appears the shooters were traveling east to west, although all the shots targeted buildings on the south side of West Main in the 100 to 300 blocks.  Detectives are seeking surveillance footage that might help identify the shooters. Brock says because of the amount of damage, possible charges could include felony criminal mischief, but this would be up to the DA. An employee of the Fiesta Theatre says it’s business as usual there, although one theatre window was destroyed by the shooters.

The Colorado Wildlife Commission may reaffirm its long-standing stance against the reintroduction of wolves. The Grand Junction Sentinel reports the commission discussed a draft resolution to that effect at its recent meeting, but postponed  action because it wants to make sure its position is consistent with 2005  recommendations of a Wolf Working Group. That group said wolves should be allowed to migrate into the state. On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that a coyote hunter who shot a protected gray wolf near Kremmling, Colorado, earlier this year will not face criminal charges.