MONDAY NEWS, JUNE 20TH

Rifle–For the second time in three weeks, the American National Bank in Rifle was targeted by a robber. The robbery attempt Friday evening was unsuccessful and a suspect was arrested. 37 year old Bannon Lyndsay of Rifle was booked on several charges including criminal attempt and robbery. Witnesses say Lyndsay did not brandish a weapon. Police say this incident is not connected to the May 27th armed robbery.

Rifle–The new Mountain Family Health Centers clinic in Rifle opened it’s doors to the public this morning. The nine thousand square foot building behind the Garfield County Public Health offices on Railroad Avenue includes a five-station dental suite.

Eagle–The search continues for a man that fell into the Colorado River Sunday morning. Investigators say the 31 year old Denver man may have been intoxicated. The search began yesterday.

Vail/Summit County–6 to 8 inches of snow is expected in Colorado’s high country today and tonight. Weather forecasters have issued a winter weather advisory through 6 O’clcok tomorrow night.

In other news….

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) – Fire officials say costs of fighting a
blaze burning on seven square miles in the southern Colorado
mountains have reached about $4 million. Cooler temperatures and
higher humidity Saturday helped crews build containment lines
around 30 percent of the Duckett fire, but the National Weather
Service issued a red flag warning for yesterday, meaning strong
winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures made conditions
right for the potential of rapid fire growth.

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) – Fire officials say costs of fighting a
blaze burning on seven square miles in the southern Colorado
mountains have reached about $4 million. Cooler temperatures and
higher humidity Saturday helped crews build containment lines
around 30 percent of the Duckett fire, but the National Weather
Service issued a red flag warning for yesterday, meaning strong
winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures made conditions
right for the potential of rapid fire growth.

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) – Authorities have suspended their search for
a Denver-area man who is believed to have fallen into the Colorado
River. Eagle County sheriff’s officials say rescuers stopped
operations at 8 p.m. and will resume the search at 8 a.m. this
morning. Someone called 911 yesterday morning to report that the
31-year-old man had fallen into the water. It’s not clear what the
man was doing before he fell, but sheriff’s officials say alcohol
may have been involved.

DENVER (AP) – A cyclist has died after he was hit by a Denver
light rail train at an intersection southeast of Invesco Field at
Mile High. Regional Transportation District spokeswoman Daria
(DAIR’-ee-uh) Serna says the cyclist was going east to west at the
train crossing near 13th Avenue and Osage Street yesterday
afternoon. KCNC-TV in Denver reports that witnesses said he waited
for a northbound train to go through a crossing with crossing arms
and lights but then went around the crossing arms and was hit by a
southbound train.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – An inmate at Mesa County Community
Corrections is accused of stabbing two staff members with sewing
scissors. Twenty-two-year-old Paul Savage was booked into the
county jail Friday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree
assault. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras tells The Daily Sentinel
that the stabbing happened while Savage was being searched before
being taken to the county jail.

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