Glenwood Springs–Eagle County and Basalt authorities are investigating the drowning death of a man in the Roaring Fork River. The man, who appeared to be in his 50’s, was found floating face down in the river late Sunday afternoon. Officials believe his death was accidental.

Glenwood Springs–State and local officials say the flood advisory for the Colorado River from Dotsero through Glenwood Canyon will be in effect through tonight. Garfield County Roads 317 and 320 remain closed due to flood damage however Rifle Mountain Park and County Road 217 have reopened.

Silt–A decision on whether to offer 13 thousand acres of land at the Garfield/Mesa County line for oil and gas development is being postponed for a while by the Bureau of Land Managment. A good portion of the land is on both sides of I-70.

Denver–Medical marijuana regulators in Colorado are teaming up with local law enforcement agencies to help cities shut down illegal growing operations.

In other news…

RATON, N.M. (AP) – Fire officials are now estimating a wildfire
burning in northeast New Mexico has scorched at least 2,700 acres.
Fire crews have been battling the Track Fire burning in the area of
Raton Pass, west of Interstate 25. Officials say the fire is moving
north toward the state line, but has not crossed into Colorado.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – High runoff from the state’s
record snowpack levels has prompted the temporary closure of the
Glenwood Springs Vapor Caves spa, a popular tourist attraction.
More than 1 foot of 125-degree water flooded the caves from hot
springs last week, prompting its temporary closure.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A new federal study suggests the
snowpack declines in the Rocky Mountains in the last 30 years are
greater than in the past few centuries. That could strain cities
whose water supplies are tied to mountain snow. The U.S. Geological
Survey says deep snowpack in the northern Rockies this year are
“only a small blip” in a century-long snowpack decline.


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