Felon Fail: Ten Colorado felons have been accused of murder or attempted murder while under the supervision of state probation officers in a system that is apparently struggling to monitor criminals outside the confines of prison (Denver Post).
Sakic 2.0: Any Colorado Avalanche fan will tell you the game hasn’t been the same since Joe Sakic retired. But he’s back, as an executive adviser, hoping his talent for scoring goals on the ice translates to more success for the team in the front office (Associated Press).
Lone Grunger: Former Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog frontman Chris Cornell launched his first acoustic solo tour in Aspen on Friday night, admitting he felt a bit nervous about not having the customary “sonic wall” to hide behind (Rolling Stone).
CC Sticks It Out: After an emotional season full of incredible highs and lows, the University of Denver men’s hockey team’s 2010-11 run is over (Denver Post), as is a respectable season for the Air Force Falcons (Colorado Springs Gazette). Colorado College was the state’s only successful college hockey team over the weekend, smoking Boston College 8-4 and advancing in the NCAA Tournament (ESPN).
Peak Pit: Colorado’s unemployment rate has broken another record, hitting 9.3 percent—a figure now higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.9 percent (Fort Collins Coloradoan).
No Justice for Kayleah: One year ago, 12-year-old Kayleah Wilson went missing in Greeley. Her body was found two months later in an irrigation ditch about a half-mile from her home. Although her 19-year-old boyfriend was convicted of sexual contact with a child, police still have not identified her killer (Greeley Tribune).