News, March 14th

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ELECTION FORUM TONIGHT

Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs’ municipal election is less than three weeks away. The At Large council seat currently held by Stephen Bershenyi is the only contested race. Former Glenwood Springs Mayor and Councilman Lyle Beattie is challenging Bershenyi. The 89 year old retired business owner will debate the issues tonight at 5:30 at the city hall council chambers. The one hour election forum will be televised live on Glenwood Channel 10.

ANTLER COLLECTORS WARNED

Grand Junction–This is the time of year when people scour the Colorado backcountry looking for antlers that have been shed by deer and elk. A warning is being sent out by Colorado Parks and Wildlife for collectors to avoid harrassing or causing stress to wildlife struggling to survive the cold weather and the low food supply. Officials say they often catch antler-seekers on ATVs chasing herds into dangerous areas like highways or railroad tracks. Wildlife manager Lyle Sidener says hunting for shed antlers is fine as long as people keep their distance from wildlife and closed areas. The shed antlers are often used for artwork, furniture and other goods.

SEARCH EFFORT FOR MISSING ASPEN SKIER RENEWED

ASPEN (AP) – Searchers are stepping up their efforts to find a skier who has been missing for a week. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office decided Wednesday to send a team to check for signs of 55-year-old Jeff Walker in an out-of-bounds area near the Aspen Highlands ski resort. The Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Rescue Aspen suspended their search at the end of the day Monday. Searchers say they plan to cover new territory.
Walker’s last known location was a scan of his ski pass at the base chairlift on March 7. He was reported missing Saturday evening.

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