Arrest made in toddler’s death. A Delta man is behind bars on suspicion of fatal child abuse-knowingly or recklessly causing death, after the death of his girlfriend’s son last fall. The Daily Press says that Lukus Koch is accused of inflicting the fatal blow to 2-year-old Jesse Dorsch’s lower abdomen, causing massive internal hemorrhaging while he was under his care November 27th. Jesse’s mother left the two alone while she ran some errands. Koch claimed he was playfully tossing Jesse on the couch, a game the two liked to play. He was arrested Wednesday and remains jailed on a $150,000 bond.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 6:13a)
GJ Mall sees some closures. Three Mesa Mall stores are set to close at the end of the month. NBC 11 News reports that F.Y.E., Teddy Bear Stuff–N–Factory, and Rave are going out of business. Rave is actually going out of business nationwide. Mesa Mall officials ensure that the shopping center is doing well overall.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 6:14a)
Governor starts tour. Governor John Hickenlooper is setting out on a statewide tour to get help from local counties putting together an economic plan. Starting this weekend, Hickenlooper plans to meet with business leaders, community members and local officials in a series of meetings to discuss job creation, government efficiencies and economic development and recovery. First stop: Edwards, Fruita, Durango and Del Norte on the Western slope. The four-day tour will also hit Limon, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Loveland.
Admission is free this weekend at national parks, including eight national parks and monuments in Colorado. Entrance fees are waived Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.