NEWS

ASPEN SKI INSTRUCTOR KILLED

Aspen—A popular Aspen Skiing Instructor was killed over the weekend after crashing into a tree at Utah’s Park City Resort. Authorities say 48 year old Hansi Brenninger was skiing on an advanced trail when he hit the tree just before 10:30 Saturday morning. Ski patrol officers administered medical attention while waiting for a helicopter but officials say Brenninger died at the scene. The longtime Aspen Mountain skiing instructor and local real estate agent, was skiing with his family when the tragedy occurred.

GARCO COMMISSIONER SENDS LETTER TO BLM OVER PLANNING PROCESS

Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky fears the federal government is gradually stripping local entities’ power to make decisions regarding critical land use issues. Jankovsky presented a letter to the Bureau of Land Management requesting coordination on the Resource Management Planning rules. Jankovsky says the rules would adversely impact a number of land management and wildlife issues. He says a handful of other counties in the Western United States are joining Garfield County’s appeal to the BLM. The deadline for comment is April 25th.