News, August 26th


Glenwood Springs—You can have an impact on education as a member of your district’s school board.  Time is running out however if you haven’t decided.  The signatures of 50 voters must be turned in along with a nominating petition by 1 o’clock this Friday afternoon.  Officials with the Roaring Fork Re-1 district may cancel the election if no one challenges the two Basalt area incumbents; Bob Johnson and Richard Stettner.  In the Garfield Re-2 district, New Castle incumbent Anne Guettler is running unopposed so far while Rifle incumbent Mickie Hosack is being challenged by Shirley Parks.  The most interesting school board races will be in Parachute where five seats are up for grabs. Three of the incumbents have already tossed their hats in the ring as well as two challengers. If prospective school board candidates miss this Friday’s deadline, write-in candidates have until Tuesday, September 3rd. 


El Jebel—A lot of cash is being offered to help find out who mutilated a dog a few weeks ago at the park in El Jebel.  In addition to the Crimestoppers of Eagle County offering a thousand dollars for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest, the Eagle Valley Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are kicking in 15-hundred and 25-hundred dollars respectively for information about the gruesome incident.  The head and one leg of a 2 to 3 year old miniature pinscher was found in the park in El Jebel on August 4th.  Veterinarians determined it was done by a person not a wild animal.

Silt—Residents in the Silt Mesa area were shocked to find someone had destroyed their mailboxes and tampered with their mail. Accoring to information
from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, over 50 mailboxes were either damaged or completely destroyed.  The damaged mailboxes were found along County Road
210 and 293 west of Silt as well as LaFrenz Lane and County Road 250, Harvey Gap, Odin and Rainbow Drive.  Some of the mail was tampered with or scattered on the
ground. A reward of up to 1,000 dollars is being offered by Crimestoppers of Garfield County for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest in this case by calling 945-0101 or on line at