News, September 3rd

CYCLIST KILLED NEAR MAROON BELLS ID’D

Aspen—The cyclist killed in a crash Sunday near the Maroon Bells was from New Orleans.  The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 74 year old Hank Vosbein.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Vosbein rode his mountain bike to the Bells with family and friends and crashed on the ride down.  Authorities say Vosbein, who was wearing a helmet, went off the road into a pull-off covered with loose rocks and lost control.  He was tossed  into a meadow about 4 feet below. 

OLYMPIC CYCLIST CRITICALLY INJURED IN CRASH

Boulder—Cycling accidents happen to the best.  United States Bicycling Hall of Famer Dale Stetina suffered a serious brain injury in a crash with an SUV over the weekend.  According to Dale’s brother, the 57 year old two-time Olympian swerved and hit his brakes to avoid colliding with the SUV in Boulder’s Lefthand Canyon last Saturday.  Wayne Stetina says his brother is making remarkable progress.  His family feared he might be paralyzed but he reportedly has full movement of his arms and legs.  Dale Stetina has over 200 wins in a career that went from 1965 to 1983.

GOVERNOR’S HIP SURGERY

DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper will be out of the office for a few days this week recovering from hip surgery being done today. A spokesman says the arthroscopic surgery is usually short and minimally-invasive in which a small camera and instruments are used to see and repair the hip joint. Hickenlooper will still be acting as governor while he’s out.

DRILLING NEAR GREELEY HIGH SCHOOL

GREELEY (AP) – Some Greeley residents are trying to stop the expansion of oil and gas drilling near Northridge High School, fearing It could turn the site into an industrial area. City councilors are scheduled to consider the appeal of Synergy Resources’ permit this evening.

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