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WOMAN KILLED, CHILD INJURED IN WEDNESDAY ROLLOVER NEAR SILT

Silt—A woman was killed and a small child was injured in a rollover accident on westbound I-70 near Silt yesterday afternoon.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, just after 4 o’clock, the driver, who’s name has not been released, lost control of her car near mile marker 96 and skidded into the median.  The car rolled three times and the woman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected.  The 7 year old girl was buckled up and only sustained only minor injuries.  The woman was flown to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction with critical injuries but did not survive.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

CARBONDALE BANK BREAK-IN AND STRUCTURE FIRE MAY BE CONNECTED

Carbondale—The tall, thin man who unsuccessfully tried to rob the ANB Bank in Carbondale early Tuesday morning,  may have deliberately started the fire at the Third Street Center out of frustration.  That’s one possibility authorities are considering in their investigation of the two incidents that occurred about three hours apart.  Officials with the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District responded to the fire that originated in the offices of the Center For Independence.  By the time crews arrived, the sprinkler system and a neighbor helped douse the flames.  Deputy Fire Chief Rob Goodwin says there’s no doubt the cause of the fire is arson. A couple hours later, a man smashed the glass doors to the bank on Dolores Way and left when he realized there was nothing to steal.  Descriptions of the suspect are sketchy based on surveillance video as he was dressed in a dark hoodie sweatshirt. 

WESTERN SLOPE HORSE ROUND UP

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Almost two dozen horses are in Bureau of Land Management custody after the first day of a roundup in northwest Colorado's West Douglas Herd Area. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper ruled that the federal agency was allowed to manage the herd, calling potential harm from the roundup “minimal.”
Wild horse advocates were seeking an injunction to stop the roundup. Officials said they planned to move forward with the roundup Wednesday unless told differently by the court.  BLM spokesman Christopher Joyner said all the horses looked healthy as they were baited and trapped. The agency is working with a contractor to collect 167 horses.

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