News, March 22nd

 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS JOINS THOMPSON DIVIDE OPPOSITION

 

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council voted 4 to 3 last night to send a letter to the Bureau of Land Management expressing it’s concerns about potential drilling in the Thompson Divide.  The letter, to be drafted and signed by Mayor Matt Steckler, will address additional heavy truck traffic through the city and will  urge the BLM to allow current  leases in the Divide to expire as scheduled.

SKIER KILLED AT SNOWMASS

 

Snowmass—A skier was killed this morning after hitting a tree at Snowmass.  According to early reports, the 35 year old man died at the scene after exhaustive attempts to revive him.

 

AUTOPSY TO DETERMINE IF DEAD SKIER IS THAT OF LONGTIME LOCAL MAN

 

Aspen—An autopsy is being today to determine if the body of the skier found two days ago at Aspen Highlands is that of longtime local Jeff Walker.  Authorities recovered the body yesterday with a gunshot wound and a gun next to it.

 

LOCAL SNOWPACK STILL TOO LOW

 

Carbondale—The snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed has a lot of catching up to do. Officials with the Roaring Fork Conservancy say the current snowpack is 80 percent of average and is very similar to the conditions of last year and the drought and wildfire year of 2002.

 

WEED TOURISM

 

Denver—Now that marijuana is considered  a recreational drug in Colorado, does that mean tourists are going to follow the plume of smoke to the Centennial  State?  That’s a question facing lawmakers now.  Amendment 64, passed by voters last November, does not specify whether only Colorado residents can smoke weed.

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