Last week’s 10 most-read stories on PostIndependent.com
We’ve compiled the 10 most-read Roaring Fork Valley stories from last week on PostIndependent.com. Read the headlines and summaries or click through to check out the whole article. What stories hit it big last week? Locals voice their opinions at Obama’s town hall | A valley-wide drug sting nets 20 | A woman who is suing for being wrongly arrested in 2008 is arrested – an arrest that’d be so ironic had she not already visited the clink earlier this year | A familiar face takes over at the helm of the Glenwood Springs girls volleyball coach | AND MUCH MOREFrom the joyous to the tragic, the PostIndependent.com Top 10 is a weekly recap of our best local stories. Check out the complete list and email your favorite to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.Locals share views on Obama town hall visit in Grand JunctionHam Dubois of New Castle opposes President Barack Obama’s proposal for a government-sponsored public insurance option as part of his health care reform package.2.Undercover drug sting nets 20 in Roaring Fork ValleyA five-month undercover drug sting by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office ended with the arrests of 20 suspects for allegedly distributing drugs in the Basalt and El Jebel area, according to a detective coordinating the case.3.Glenwood man dies after motorcycle crashDarrin Wood, 22, of Glenwood Springs was pronounced dead Friday evening, according to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol. Wood and a passenger were traveling north on the road between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale when he failed to negotiate a curve.4.Mo. man struck by boulder on Highway 82 diesA tragic accident claimed the life of a Missouri man who was leaving the Roaring Fork Valley after a vacation. 5.Armstrong triumphant at Leadville 100It was an unusual experience for Lance Armstrong before Saturday’s Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race. And it had nothing to do with the bike he sat atop – after all, he’s done plenty of fat tire races.6.Driver faces vehicular homicide charges after accident near RifleA man was arrested in the early morning hours of Aug. 8 after a Rifle woman was killed after falling out of the bed of his pickup as it traveled up JQS road.7.Audra Nichole KelleyAudra was born Dec. 6, 1985 in Lyons, Kansas. She moved with her family to the area 15 years ago. In 2000, she met the love of her life, her soulmate Aaron Shon Raifsnyder.8.Second 2009 arrest for Rifle woman suing cops for 2008 false arrestA Rifle woman, who was wrongfully arrested in connection with an alleged drug ring in 2008, has been arrested for a second time this year, for allegedly assaulting a family member. 9.New Glenwood coach is sure to be a big hitAmber Sutherland never thought she’d be back in Glenwood Springs coaching the team she once led to a volleyball state semifinal as a player. But sometimes life is crazy like that. 10.Glenwood Springs man to be inducted into National Mining Hall of FameRichard T. Moolick, 89, has played an important role in the mining industry and has established a lasting legacy in the mining industry.
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