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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Two more mountain lion sightings were reported this week along the Cardiff Bridge Road, according to Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson.

There had been speculation that a mountain lion that was hit and killed along Interstate 70 near South Canyon last week was the same one that had been frequenting south Glenwood. Apparently, that’s not the case, Wilson said.

“We had a gentleman report that he saw a lion cross the road toward the river right at dusk [Tuesday],” he said. “This morning [Wednesday], a woman who was jogging in the area saw the lion cross in front of her, headed back up the hill from the river.”



Both sightings were in the same vicinity, at the upper end of the Old Cardiff Bridge Road, Wilson said.

Garfield County has made it official – the plans to remove, repair and replace the aging Satank Bridge are now officially ready to go.



The board of county commissioners this week approved a contract with Gould Construction, for $539,520, for the rehabilitation and preservation of the century-old structure, which was built for just over $3,200.

According to assistant county engineer Jeff Nelson, the bridge is to be lifted off its supports, minimally disassembled and loaded onto flatbeds to be taken to the county’s shop in Cattle Creek for an overhaul.

The rehabilitation is meant to preserve the structure and to make the bridge safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, but not for use by automobiles.

Two men were arrested on drug charges in Eagle County after an undercover investigation

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office arrested Oscar Torres-Mora, 38, of Basalt and Jesus Cruz-Mata, 25, of Aspen, and they were both charged with felony Possession and Distribution of Cocaine.

The men are being held in the Eagle County Detention Facility with $50,000 bonds and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds for being illegally in the United States from Mexico.

Two undercover detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation in the Basalt Area of Eagle County and were parked in the parking lot of El Nopal, located at 23050 Two Rivers Rd. Detectives observed what they believed to be a cocaine transaction between Torres-Mora and Cruz-Mata. Detectives recovered 15 grams of cocaine with a street value of approximately $700.


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