News, June 24th

BODY OF PYRAMID PEAK CLIMBER FOUND

Aspen—The body of the climber who went missing after reaching the summit of Pyramid Peak Sunday afternoon has been found. Pitkin County search and rescue teams found the body of the Pueblo man just before noon today. His name has not been released. According to reports, he was an experienced climber and had just reached the 14 thousand foot peak with two other climbers before disappearing.

BRUSH CREEK FIRE PROGRESS

Rifle—The brush creek fire north of rifle gap has burned over 400 acres and is close to 50 percent containment. No structures are threatened. Officials say they’re having a tough time creating containment lines on the north boundary of the fire due to steep, rugged terrain

SOUTH FORK FIRE RAGING

South Fork—The fire near the tourist town of south fork is close to 75 thousand acres. The town is safe for now but officials say they desperately need rain in the drought stricken area.

GARCO COMMISSIONERS OKAY FUNDS FOR SOUTH BRIDGE PROJECT

Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Commissioners agreed this
morning to commit one million dollars for the next four years to help the city of Glenwood Springs pursue state funds for the south bridge project. The vote was 2 to 1 with Commission Chairman John Martin casting the dissenting vote.

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