News, July 3rd

4TH OF JULY DUI ENFORCEMENT BEGINS TONIGHT

Glenwood Springs—Hundreds of additional law enforcement officers will be patrolling Colorado’s highways looking for intoxicated drivers this 4th of July holiday weekend.  The “Heat is On” campaign begins tonight at 6. Most local agencies plan to have either saturation or increased patrols through Monday morning.

FIRE DANGER SNUFFS OUT LOCAL FIREWORKS FOR THE 4TH

Glenwod Springs—The only place you’ll be able to see fireworks this week is in Rifle.  The catch is, the show is tonight.  For Independence Day, fireworks shows have been canceled in several communities including Glenwood Springs, Aspen and Apple Tree due to the extreme fire danger. 

MESA VERDE WILDFIRE

Mesa Verde—A wildfire burning in a remote area of Mesa Verde National Park is almost out.  The fire was started by lightning and is not threatening any structures.

BODY FOUND BY TOURISTS AT COLORADO NAT’L MONUMENT

Grand Junction—While taking photos at the Colorado National Monument, tourists made a shocking discovery…a body. Mesa County Sheriff’s officials say the body was found near the west entrance to the popular tourist attraction.  Surveillance video footage recorded by a drone is being examined for leads.  Authorities aren’t saying if the body was male or female.

SEARCH FOR RANDY UDALL CONTINUES

Carbondale / Pinedale, WY—The search continues for Randy Udall. The 61 year old Carbondale environmentalist and avid backpacker has been missing for a week after venturing out on a solo hike in Wyoming’s Wind River Range.  Ground crews and a helicopter combed a wide area yesterday.

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