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GARCO CORONER IDENTIFIES WEEKEND DROWNING VICTIM

Glenwood Springs—The name of the man who drowned last Saturday afternoon while rafting on the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon was released today by Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire.  56 year old David Janes of Warsaw, Illinois was rafting with two other people when he fell out of the boat near the Grizzly Creek Rest Area.  The man and woman in the raft were able to pull him aboard and begin CPR while they made it to shore where they continued chest compressions.  Authorities say Janes was wearing a life vest and a helmet. 

NO SIGN OF ASPEN MAN NEAR DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL

Aspen—Authorities fear the worst about a local man who was likely drunk and may have jumped into the Devil’s Punchbowl off of Independence Pass last Thursday.  31 year old Will Graham hasn’t been heard from since then.  According to police reports, Graham was last seen that afternoon coming out of City Market in Aspen. A store employee said Graham smelled like alcohol so he notified police.  Police officers and Pitkin County Sheriff’s deputies then teamed up to find the suspected drunk driver.  Instead they found his car at the Grottos parking area as well as some of his clothing and a wallet on a rock ledge above the popular Punchbowl.  Sunday’s swift-water search for Graham included a rescue dog.  So far, there’s been no sign of him.

ELDERLY NEW CASTLE WOMAN WRONGLY ACCUSED OF HANDING OUT POT BROWNIES

Aspen—An 84 year old New Castle woman is incensed after being questioned about her homemade brownies being handed out during a Memorial Day barbeque in Aspen.  Someone at the barbeque called the police department saying  Antoinette Jaworski was handing out individually wrapped brownies and banana bread laced with marijuana.  That prompted a visit from Aspen Police officers who say she was uncooperative about answering their questions. The home baked treats were tested for weed and came back negative.  Aspen Police Chief Richard Pryor says unfortunately instances like this have become more common since Colorado legalized weed.

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