Cotopaxi Man Pleads Not Guilty In Shooting Death

A Cotopaxi man entered a not-guilty plea yesterday in the shooting death of 27-year-old Jonathon Kern last year. 

63-year-old Earl “Scott” Watkins faces charges of reckless manslaughter and second degree assault, both Class 4 felonies, for the death of Kern who was gunned down near the driveway of a home on County Road 27A on September 28, 2018. 

A seven day trial is schedule to begin February 11. 

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Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been in radio and television broadcasting for 42 years, starting as a senior in high school at KAMO in Rogers, Arkansas.

Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.

Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.

Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.

Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.
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