NEWS, AUGUST 2ND

Basalt–Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be at Basalt High School this afternoon for a rally and speech. He’ll also be joined by 10 GOP Governors this afternoon, any of which could be named the Vice Presidential running mate. Former presidential candidate and current Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to be on hand for today’s event at Basalt which begins at 3:50.

Carbondale–Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling is warning citizens to lock their doors and windows to their cars and homes and to keep their eyes peeled for any suspicious activity. Schilling’s warning is in response to a recent increase in home and vehicle break-ins.

Glenwood Springs–The brand new, 1.7 million dollar Colorado Parks and Wildlife Service building officially opened for business in Canyon Creek. The new building will serve as the headquarters for East Garfield County as well as Eagle and Pitkin counties.

Aspen–Officials with the White River National Forest are urging campers in the upper Roaring Fork Valley to keep items with an aroma or scent of any kind, especially food, in tightly sealed storage containers. The reason is, hungry bears are being driven to campsites looking for food. Natural food supplies are hurting because of the drought.

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