Glenwood Springs–Authorities believe the body they found Wednesday afternoon in the Colorado River is that of the Glenwood Springs boy who drowned last Sunday evening. A passing motorist along I-70 reportedly discovered the body near mile marker 108 just west of New Castle. Officials say the body matches the description of 12 year Richard Buchanan who slipped into the river while inner tubing with his family. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Glenwood Springs–No life jacket was found on the body of a man who was pulled from the Colorado River yesterday afternoon near Grizzly Creek. Authorities say the man was longboarding on the river when he slipped off around 3 o’clock. When emergency officials arrived minutes later, people were trying to revive him with CPR but he was pronounced dead later at Valley View Hospital. His name has not been released.
Parachute–A truck driver was killed in an early morning crash on I-70 Wednesday near Parachute. State Troopers say the 51 year old man lost control of his rig and rolled it 1 and a quarter times. The man died at the scene and westbound I-70 was closed for over 6 hours.
Denver–62 of Colorado’s 64 counties have been declared eligible for disaster relief because of the drought. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack approved the designation this week after receiving a letter from Governor John Hickenlooper.
DENVER (AP) – Parts of Colorado celebrated Independence Day without fireworks to guard against the further spread of wildfire across the region. In Colorado Springs, there was good news in the fight against the most destructive fire in state history — light rain helped calm the Waldo Canyon Fire and firefighters predict full containment by Sunday, with more rain, cooler temperatures and higher humidity predicted through the weekend.