News, March 20th

MEMORIAL SET FOR NEW CASTLE POLICE CHIEF

New Castle—Memorial services for New Castle Police Chief Chris Sadler will be held Saturday, March 29th at Coal Ridge High School at noon.   A large crowd is expected fill the gymnasium for the memorial that is open to the public. Last Saturday, Sadler collapsed at his home and later died at Grand River Hospital.  Chief Sadler spent 18 years with the New Castle Police Department.  A motorcade with law enforcement officials from across the valley will lead a procession after the memorial.  For those who would like honor Sadler’s memory and family, a trust fund has been set up in his name at Alpine Bank.  Donations can be made at any branch.

GERMAN MAN DIES SNOWBOARDING AT SNOWMASS

Aspen—A man was killed while snowboarding at Snowmass.  According to reports from the Aspen Skiing Company, 54 year old Uwe Breitkreuz of Germany crashed into a tree on the Gunner’s View trail Tuesday afternoon.  The man was treated at the scene by ski patrollers for a broken pelvis and internal injuries but later died at Aspen Valley Hospital. Witnesses say it appeared Breitkreuz was going too fast.

SEARCH AND RESCUE IN VAIL VALLEY NOW A RECOVERY

Vail—It’s no longer a rescue.  Search crews in Eagle County are now focused on recovering the body of  Dr. James McGrogan.  The Indiana man has been missing since last Friday afternoon when he told fellow hikers he was going to go ahead of the group. They were supposed to meet at the Eiseman Hut north of Vail.  McGrogan was well equipped with food, water, medical supplies, a GPS and other tools. 

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