Anglers report record catch after rollover |

Anglers report record catch after rollover

Bear Garcia
Pot Dependent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

APRIL FOOLS – A delivery truck skidded off the road and rolled over along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Springs at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, spilling its contents into the Colorado River.

Luckily, the surrounding watershed won’t be adversely affected by the incident, as no fuel spilled into the water.

However, the wreck did unleash plenty of diesel into the Colorado.

The truck was owned and operated by the Two Trashers medical marijuana dispensary and was reportedly loaded down with 256 pounds of Colorado-grown medical marijuana.

Shop owners Alex Fairhope and Steeler Clarion, both of Heckton, were not injured in the rollover, but did sustain a severe buzz kill.

“We thought the turnoff was at mile marker 115,” said Fairhope, who was navigating the vehicle. “I guess they moved it.”

Clarion was similarly shocked, asking, “Why haven’t we stopped for pancakes yet?”

The accident scene was cleaned up by 7 p.m. and traffic wasn’t affected. The success of local fishermen, however, took a turn for the better.

A feeding frenzy erupted in the Colorado just minutes after the marijuana splashed down.

Local angler Byron Blazo unofficially broke a state quantity record with 147 fish caught in 34 minutes.

“I started nailing them on a No. 15 stonefly,” Blazo said. “But after a while I just started throwing Cheetos into the water and netting the rainbows.

“I netted the fish, too,” he added.

Fairhope was philosophical about the losses, and took it with a smile.

“We helped a lot of fish today, and in the end, isn’t that what it’s all about?” he said.

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