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RIFLE ELECTION RESULTS

Rifle—Annick Pruett was the top vote-getter in Rifle’s municipal elections Tuesday.  The Community Relations Director at Grand River Hospital garnered 664 votes and will serve a 4-year term.  Incumbent councilman Joe Elliot was second in the race and will serve another four years along with the number finisher, former Garfield County Manager Ed Green.  Coming in fourth and fifth respectively in the vote tally were Theresa Hamilton and Dana Wood.  Rifle voters also approved by a 13 vote margin, an ordinance allowing the city to use tax revenue bonds to finance transportation projects.

WILLIAMS NAMED GARCO ATTORNEY

Glenwood Springs—You can officially remove “interim” from her title.  Tari Williams was named the Garfield County Attorney yesterday by the Board of Commissioners.  Williams took over the county’s legal department when former attorney Frank Huftless retired four months ago.

FUNGUS EXPECTED TO DULL COLORADO’S FALL COLORS

Fort Collins—Two fungal leaf diseases; marssonina and septoria have infected aspen and cottonwood trees in northern Colorado and according to state forest service officials, the autumn colors won’t be as vibrant this year.  Officials say the disease cause dark splotches on leaves and cause them to die early.  The leaf fungi is common and spreads fast following a wet spring.  Homeowners are being urged to rake and throw away diseased leaves and twigs to prevent the fungus from spreading.

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