ASPEN CHAIRLIFT SHOVER LEGALLY INSANE
Aspen—The man who shoved a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands in January, has been deemed legally insane by a state psychiatrist. 32 year old Thomas Proesel has already pled not guilty of first-degree assault for pushing a 28 year old snowboarder off the Loge Peak Lift. The snowboarder landed in deep powder and wasn’t hurt. Proesel is currently undergoing treatment at a facility in Tennessee and will be required to attend his court trial which is scheduled for July 15th.
DEADLY ROLLOVER NEAR GYPSUM
Gypsum—A man was killed and another injured last night in a rollover accident on I-70 outside of Gypsum. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, a Ford pickup, heading west, rolled into the median just past the Gypsum exit around 8 o’clock last night. One man died at the scene while the second person was taken to Vail Valley Medical Center. The names of the victims have not been released and state troopers are investigating the cause of the accident.
GLENWOOD CANYON BIKE PATH REOPENS
Glenwood Springs—The flood damage to the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path appears to be minimal and nothing permanent. After being closed for several weeks because of high runoff from the Colorado River, the popular bike path is completely reopened from Shoshone to Hanging Lake. According to a news release from C-DOT, the path did not sustain any structural damage.
SILT GETS FINANCIAL BOOST FROM GARCO
Silt—The town of Silt will be able complete the sixth and final phase of it’s five-year downtown improvement project thanks to Garfield County. The Board of County Commissioners agreed to kick in just over 260 thousand dollars to help the town finish the street beautification and infrastructure project east of the roundabout. The money will help meet the requirements for a Department of Local Affairs grant for 450 thousand dollars.