Rogue Hiker: Rick Bergles of Colorado Springs isn’t happy about the piles of dead trees the Colorado Springs Parks Department is using to block people from hiking old trails, which he’s waging a battle to reclaim. His reward? A citation from park officials (Gazette).

Sight Seeing: Keep an eye out for actors Malcolm McDowell, Dean Cain, and Natalie Distler. They’ll be in Boulder sometime soon for the filming The Mind’s Eye, a sci-fi thriller by local Black Wing Digital Productions (Denver Post).

Great Party, Bro: Sure, house parties can get out of hand, but one Greeley gathering took an eerie turn after a man allegedly beat his houseguests with brass knuckles, threatened them with a Samurai sword, and held them against their will. Now, the man’s wife has been arrested, accused of aiding her husband (Tribune).

Dish’s Changing Orbits: Dish Network co-founder Charlie Ergen is relinquishing his post as CEO and president in order to focus on his duties as the expanding, Douglas County–based company’s chairman (Post). His replacement, Joe Clayton, talks with the Denver Business Journal about major changes in the satellite industry.

Rockies Rebound: The Colorado Rockies had lost their fifth-straight series before heading into yesterday’s game against the division-leading San Francisco Giants, but they rebounded big last night, pounding Tim Lincecum and taking the game 7-4 (Associated Press).

Vanessa Martinez contributed to this roundup.