Boulder police seek help with sexual assault investigation

Police in Boulder are asking for the public’s help in identifying other possible victims of an ice cream shop co-owner who allegedly sexually assaulted employees over the past 15 years.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police in Boulder are asking for the public’s help in identifying other possible victims of an ice cream shop co-owner who allegedly sexually assaulted employees over the past 15 years.

Officers have been investigating for more than a year after two single mothers reported Scott Roy sexually assaulted them while they worked for Boulder Ice Cream, police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said.


Expansion of Colorado’s largest coal mine clears a hurdle

Colorado’s flagging coal industry got a glimmer of hope when the federal government removed one obstacle to expanding the state’s largest mine.

By Dan Elliott, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s flagging coal industry got a glimmer of hope when the federal government removed one obstacle to expanding the state’s largest mine, but it isn’t a done deal, and further court challenges are likely.

Arch Coal Inc. wants to extend its underground West Elk Mine into untapped federal coal reserves in Gunnison County. On Nov. 17, the U.S. Forest Service proposed a ruling that would clear the way for the company to build temporary roads on more than 30 square miles of largely untouched national forest land to facilitate the expansion.