ROLLOVER NEAR SILT INJURES TWO
Silt—Two women in their early 20’s were injured, one seriously, after being ejected during a rollover accident yesterday morning near Silt. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the women were heading east on I-70 just after 10:30 am when the driver of the 2000 Nissan Maxima drifted into the median, overcorrected and rolled in the middle of the road. Both women were ejected during the rollover as the car eventually landed upside down. Their names have not been released by authorities who are still investigating the cause of the crash. Westbound I-70 was closed for about an hour.
WOMAN INJURED IN GARCO PARACHUTING ACCIDENT
Glenwood Springs—A woman suffered an apparent hip injury when her parachute collapsed while trying to land in windy conditions southeast of Glenwood Springs last Saturday morning. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, just after 11:30 am, the woman was parachuting with a partner when a gust of wind came up during their descent at Heather Lane and County Road 119, causing one of the chutes to fold over. The woman fell about 15 feet to the ground and hit her hip. Officials say she was feeling pain in her hip and tingling in her legs. No helicopters were available at the time so the two had to be helped with small vehicles by the Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado State Patrol and the Glenwood Springs Fire Department.
FEDS LOOKING TO KEEP MORE MONEY FROM SKI AREA PERMIT FEES
ASPEN—(AP) A proposal in Congress would allow a national forest to keep as much as 80 percent of the ski area permit fees collected at that forest, including areas like the White River National Forest that gets money from Aspen Skiing Co. and other ski resort operators. The money would be used to maintain and expand outdoor recreation on public lands. The money could be used for improving ski areas, providing avalanche education and offering interpretive presentations. Forest officials say federal money has shifted more to national firefighting efforts and put a crimp on basic functions like trail maintenance and backcountry patrols.