On July 21, on a private property three miles north of Cedaredge, a marauding mountain was taken. The property owner, who asked that her name not be used, told the DCI that state wildlife official had given permission for the animal to be taken. Wildlife officials took possession of the carcass.
The lion had been raiding livestock on family property and had taken three goats. "The goats were taken in pre-dawn and the cat came back in the evening," explained the landowner in an e-mail. "The approximate weight was 200 pounds and its tail touched the ground when it was draped over the four-wheeler."
At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.