News, January 15th

GLENWOOD MAN BUSTED FOR FIRING GUN

Glenwood Springs–A Glenwood Springs man was arrested late Sunday night for reportedly firing shots from a pistol and pointing a shotgun at people. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, 26 year old Cameron Lauritano was standing in front of his apartment building near 8th and Bennett firing shots in the air. Two people walking by say he also pointed a shotgun at them. Lauritano bailed out of jail and faces several charges including suspicion of menacing and reckless endangerment.

BODY OF AVALANCHE VICTIM RECOVERED

Marble–The body of the Summit County man who died in an avalanche this past Sunday south of Marble was recovered yesterday by rescue crews from Crested Butte. 37 year old James Lindenblatt of Frisoc was backcountry skiing with two friends when the slide occurred. Authorities believe Lindenblatt died from the violence of the avalanche rather than suffocation. State officials say the avalanche danger is extremely high in the backcountry.

GARCO ANIMAL CONTROL COSTS TO BE EXAMINED

Glenwood Springs–Garfield County’s animal control program may be too expensive. Commissioners want to sit down with Sheriff Lou Vallario and examine the costs. To date, the board has already approved nearly 700 thousand dollars toward animal control.

NEW CASTLE OFFICIALS CONSIDER WEED MORATORIUM

New Castle–The New Castle Town Board is expected to approve a moratorium on medical marijuana and outlets for recreational weed at tonight’t meeting. The moratorium, if approved would be for eight months.

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