NEWS, APRIL 17TH

New Castle–The man who jumped into the Colorado River yesterday morning to get away from the New Castle police is believed to have drowned. The man, said to be in his late 20’s, jumped into the icy, cold river after crashing in a stolen pick up truck.

Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution yesterday officially opposing the Flaming Gorge water pipeline. The 500 mile long pipeline would divert water from the Green River and the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming to the front range.

Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Commissioners agreed to kick in 25 thousand dollars for 2012 for the Roaring Fork Business Resource Center. Commissioners were reluctant to continue funding the business development and mentoring center but cited the success it’s had in it’s first three years of operation.

Fairplay–Two Park County Sheriff’s deputies were fired and a reserve deputy was dismissed for shooting at a beer keg while trying to break up a teen drinking party last week in the Pike National Forest.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is considering
explosives to move a bunch of frozen cows that died after getting
stuck inside a cabin at 11,000 feet in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
Agency officials are worried about the high fire danger and are looking at
other solutions when they meet on Tuesday such as using helicopters
or trucks. The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets
when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Officials
believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got
stuck. The cabin is near the Conundrum Hot Springs, a nine-mile
hike from the Aspen area in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
area.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Congressional candidate Eric Weissmann has
filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court appealing the Secretary of
State’s ruling that he fell short of the necessary petition
signatures for inclusion in a Republican Party primary.
Weissmann wants to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a
Boulder Democrat. Weissmann opted to petition on the ballot to face state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, who got more than 80 percent of the
delegate votes cast in the GOP’s 2nd Congressional District
Assembly.

 

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