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Dynamite found, detonated in Glenwood Canyon

GLENWOOD CANYON – A case of dynamite dating back to the 1920s was safely blown up Tuesday afternoon.

The dynamite was discovered Monday by a hiker who was strolling along on the south side of Glenwood Canyon about seven miles east of Glenwood Springs.

“We think it’s the railroad company’s,” Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said.

Traffic along Interstate 70 was shut down for eight minutes as the Grand Junction Emergency Devices Response Team detonated the dated dynamite.

The case, which was blasted around 4 p.m., contained about 30 sticks of dynamite, Vallario said.

“It actually went like a charm,” he said. “Everything went great.”

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511


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