NEWS

STILL NO ID OF DROWNING VICTIM

Glenwood Springs—Foul play has been ruled out by Garfield County authorities in last weekend’s death of a middle aged man who was found floating in the Colorado River. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says the body had been in the river for several days before it was discovered by a pair of commercial raft guides near the Glenwood Springs Wastewater Treatment plant last Saturday around noon. Glassmire says having ruled out other factors, it is presumed the cause of death is drowning. Glassmire says because of the condition of the body, it could take a month or more to determine if the man had been drinking or using drugs. The man’s name has not been released pending notification of relatives.

CREWS CONTINUE TO FIGHT STUBBORN ROSEBUD FIRE

Delta—The Rosebud Fire has only burned about 50 acres on the Uncompahgre, Grand Mesa and Gunnison National Forests but it’s giving firefighters all they can handle on the ground and in the air. So far no homeowners or landowners have been evacuated but people in the remote town of Pitkin are being told be ready in case things change. Officials say the fire is burning in continuous pine timber with downed wood and vegetation. Heavy resources are being used to fight the fire including 40 Hot Shots, 20 firefighters, a pair of Type VI Engines, four helicopters and slurry bombers. Officials are asking anyone with a drone to keep it far away from the wildfire area. Drone users have reportedly interfered with other wildfires around the state.

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

WASHINGTON (AP) – A traditional Republican ally is blasting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s economic proposals, saying it would lead to a weaker economy. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is rebutting Trump’s Pennsylvania speech on trade, saying his policies would lead to millions of job losses and an economic recession.

DENVER (AP) – It’s the last day for voters to turn in their ballots in the five-way Republican Senate primary to determine who will take on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in the fall. About a quarter of GOP voters had voted by mail-in ballot as of Monday. To be counted, the ballots must dropped off by 7 p.m. Tuesday at ballot drop boxes or voting centers.

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