ASPEN (AP) – The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office has suspended the search for a man who is thought to have entered the rushing waters at a popular swimming hole near Aspen. 31-year-old Will Graham’s car was found in the parking area next to the Devil’s Punchbowl, a popular cliff jumping spot off the road to Independence Pass. Some of Graham’s personal belongings were found on a rock above the river, kicking off a three-day search for the man.
COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A new law in Colorado has removed a state income tax requirement for Coloradans in the military. Colorado residents who join the military are picking other states of residence to save thousands of dollars in income tax. Even soldiers stationed at Fort Carson who are longtime Colorado natives have declared residency in other states.
DURANGO(AP) – Bear attacks west of Durango have code enforcement officers taking a more proactive approach to tagging illegal campsites and giving people 48 hours to move on.The city’s land management board voted Monday night to encourage parks and forest service agencies to keep illegal campers off property near city-owned land. Parks and recreation director Cathy Metz says rangers have asked code enforcement officers to be more proactive since state wildlife officials shot and killed a bear last week following several attacks on campers.
RENO (AP) – A Vail Resorts earnings report blames low snowfall for a 33 percent drop in skier visits at its three California locations. Vail CEO Rob Katz said in a statement announcing earnings for three months ending April 30 that the company as a whole saw growth in some areas despite record low snowfall in Tahoe and a warm Utah spring. Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood resorts in California saw the 33 percent decline in skier visits as the Sierra Nevada drought continues. Lift revenue went up by 13 percent nationally, and overall earnings increased by 11 percent compared to the same time last year.