Following is a preview of tomorrow’s headlines
A 25-year-old Montana man drowned at Harvey Gap last Friday as he swam in the swim area of the reservoir.Arik Stellner, of Butte, Mont., had a child on his shoulders as he waded out toward the middle of the lake, when he lost his footing and went under, said deputy Garfield County coroner Fred Glammeyer. Stellner was able to push the child safely back toward but couldnt save himself, said Glammeyer. Stellner had likely stepped off a shelf in the reservoir, where the water depth suddenly increases to 10-15 feet, he said.
Glenwood Springs Dodge dealership, Rey Motors Inc., sold June 30, to a group of investors lead by Jeff Carlson, president of Glenwood Springs Ford.Carlson, who also owns Summit Ford in Silverthorne, and one of his general managers, Steve Nilsson, had been looking for another dealership in Glenwood Springs, but hadnt focused their search. The Dodge store, just ended up being a relationship that worked, said Carlson. Jeannie and Ernest Rey owned the store since the 1970s, and Jeannie was nearing retirement age, he said. The relationship between Ford and Dodge dealerships is a bit curious because the dealerships will likely help each other and compete.
Area golfers have had a few months now to get their sticks back. On Saturday they can shoot for King of The Hill honors. The two-day Glenwood Open tees off Saturday at Glenwood Springs Golf Club and locals will be battling for bragging rights, as well as trying to fend off the out-of-town players at the Colorado Golf Association points event. The field will consist of the usual cast of players who are always in the hunt, said Glenwood Springs Golf Club head pro Greg Gortsema. Doug Jones shot a 69 to lead after the first round last year before faltering in the second round. Jerry Kidney and Mike Moser were among four who tied for second last year and Mark Stripp won the event in 2003. All are among the favorites this year.
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