News, January 13th

GARCO APPROVES FUNDS, IGA FOR RAFTA

Glenwood Springs—The popular Hogback bus route will continue to roll in western Garfield County.  The Garfield County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.  RAFTA President Dan Blankenship says ridership numbers have been steadily increasing.  Today’s agreement with RAFTA includes a $650,000 funding contribution from the county.

BEBB-JONES PREFERS TO SERVE PRISON TIME IN U.K.

Grand Junction—The British man who killed his wife and dumped her body in a remote, wooded area of Garfield County in 1997 wants to serve his 20 year sentence in the mother country.  50 year old Marcus Bebb-Jones was sentenced last May after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife Sabrina.  He reported her missing 17 years ago and was a free man until a rancher found her skull in the remote area of northwest Garfield County in 2004. 

ASPEN LOCALS MOURN MAN’S DEATH

Aspen—An Aspen man was killed over the weekend after crashing into a tree while skiing on Ajax Mountain.  The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office says 56 year old Jonathan Stuart was found unconscious and tangled up in trees near an intermediate run around 2:45 Saturday.  Stuart leaves behind a wife and two children.

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