DENVER, Colorado - Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in memory of Veronica Moser-Sullivan.
Moser-Sullivan, 6, was killed July 20 in the Aurora movie theater. A private funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Denver.
Flags were lowered in the days after the shooting in memory of those killed in the theater and raised again July 29 after the last scheduled funeral. The governor announced at the time he would lower flags again when the funeral for Moser-Sullivan was set.
VAIL, Colorado - The driver of a semi truck descending the west side of Vail Pass at 9:45 a.m. Friday, who tried to use the runaway truck ramp, escaped with only minor injuries after the truck rolled.
The truck, a 2002 Freightliner owned by The Pearls Trucking Co., was carrying seven large rolls of paper used to manufacture sheetrock.
The Colorado State Patrol reported that Felix Guevara Dominguez, 49, of Tampa, Fla., reported that he was riding the brakes, which caused them to overheat and lose air pressure, and that the truck was traveling too fast to safely down-shift.
He steered into the right shoulder of the highway and then into the runaway truck ramp at mile 182, traveling an estimated 65 to 70 mph.
Dominguez reported that as he approached the ramp, he wasn't sure which side to take. One side is the gravel trap that slows vehicles; the other side is a dirt service road.
He steered the truck up the service road, running all the way up and hitting an earthen embankment at the top. The truck and trailer rolled off the road into a ravine, landing upside down.
Dominguez was wearing a seat belt and suffered only a minor leg injury.
The Colorado State Patrol, Vail Fire Department, Vail Police Department and Colorado Department of Transportation responded to the scene. Big Steve's Towing and Lucas Towing recovered the semi.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - The manufacturing technology company Fiberforge will be highlighted in the final episode of a five-part series on CNN called "Global Lessons, the GPS Road Map for Powering America," hosted by Fareed Zakaria.
The show is set to air at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The quarterly series of television specials is focused on issues central to the 2012 election: health care, immigration, jobs and energy.
Together with Amory Lovins and John Creyts of Rocky Mountain Institute, the program discusses how to achieve fuel efficiency standards by producing and using lightweight structures for the automotive and aerospace markets. Fiberforge demonstrates the production of lightweight structural parts used in these markets to emphasize how "lightweighting" is already possible.
Fiberforge is based in Glenwood Springs.