PSYCHICS TRYING TO FIND MISSING SKIER
Aspen—Psychics have now joined the effort to find Jeff Walker. The 55 year old Aspen man and avid skier has been missing since heading out for his daily outing at the Highlands last Thursday. A large scale, community-wide search effort has been going on since last Saturday using ski patrollers, Mountain Rescue Aspen, search dogs and dozens of volunteers combing the area but there’s been no sign of him. Walker’s family hopes the psychics can help narrow down an area for searchers to focus on.
EXPERTS SAY WILDFIRE SEASON COULD BE A BAD ONE
Undated—The upcoming wildfire season is going to be another bad one according to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. While the last few snowstorms across the west have helped ease the drought slightly, he says conditions in the region are expected to dry out fast during the months of May and June. To make matters worse, Tidwell says the Forest Service’s annual emergency preparedness budget has been cut by 5 percent which translates to 50 fewer engines available and 500 fewer firefighters on the front lines. Last year wildfires destroyed over nine million acres in the United States. Colorado suffered it’s worst wildfire season in history with the Waldo Canyon and High Park fires.
BATTLE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT STABBED
Edwards—A 9th grade Battle Mountain High School student is facing felony charges for allegedly stabbing another student in the chest with a pair of scissors. According to reports from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, 15 year old Irving Limas got into an argument with another freshman student and in between classes, stabbed the boy in the chest in a school restroom. The victim walked into the nurse’s office bleeding and was treated and released from Vail Valley Medical Center. Limas fled on foot and was caught by deputies about a mile west of Edwards along the railroad tracks. Limas is now locked up at the Mount View Juvenile Detention Facility in Denver on a charge of First Degree Assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities say Limas was already on probation for a previous assault.