Friday Newscast, 9/11/15, 7:20 AM

Sep 11, 2015

Newscast for Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:20 AM:

  • Authorities have busted a large illegal marijuana grow site in southern Colorado.  The site spans 10 acres across U. S. Forest Land in Huerfano County, about 40 miles northwest of Trinidad.  Law enforcement officials from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Huerfano County Sheriff's Department removed nearly 12,000 plants, as well as irrigation pipe, pesticides, and camping gear, among other items.  Two men were arrested, but as of last night, were not yet identified.  The Forest Service says this is one of the largest busts on National Forest lands in Colorado.
  • Nearly two years after flooding hit parts of the Front Range, researchers say the rain brought down as much as one thousand years worth of eroded rock and sediment in Boulder Canyon.