Rifle–The angler that was knocked off a fishing boat into the Colorado River two weeks ago near Rifle still hasn’t been found. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says 52 year old Bill Browne of Houston, Texas was one of three men who ended up in the river when their boat collided with a pillar of a bridge overpass.

Glenwood Springs–The Hanging Lake Rest Area will be closed next Wednesday, November 2nd while Xcel Energy continues repair work to the Shoshone Dam. The Hanging Lake Trailhead will still be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from the east.

Washington, D.C.–More solar projects are going to be built by the federal government on public lands in a half dozen western states including Colorado. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the areas identified have the greatest potential for solar development with minimal impact to the environment.

Frisco–Colorado’s growing moose population could cause big problems for drivers especially during mating season. A couple of weeks ago, a New Castle woman was killed after the car she was a passenger in, collided with a moose near Frisco on I-70.

In other news…

AVON, Colo. (AP) – After weeks of watching the water in
Nottingham Lake slowly disappear, Avon officials now have an
answer. A fisherman has found a hole in a liner for the 15-acre lake.
Town engineer Jeff Schneider tried dropping milk in the water to
see if it would start to swirl. People from Beaver Divers came to
the lake and found nothing. It took Avon resident Harry Chu to find a hole about two inches in diameter and about 18 inches deep after he saw a leaf going down
the drain.

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – Tired of paying big money for bad skiing? A
condominium and home-rental company is offering to fix that.
ResortQuest, which has properties in Colorado, Utah and Idaho,
is offering clients a snow guarantee. The guarantee allows guests to move to one of its other resort destinations at no extra charge in the event of less-than-favorable snow. Guests get to decide whether they like the conditions.
The guarantee is valid at all ResortQuest ski resort
destinations including Aspen, Breckenridge, Keystone and Steamboat
in Colorado, Sun Valley in Idaho and Park City in Utah.