Local News Briefs
If you are a Holy Cross Energy customer, this is a reminder to vote in the annual board election on Saturday, June 4, at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 124 W. Sixth St. in Glenwood Springs. All ballots, whether hand-delivered or mailed, must be received at Holy Cross by 10:30 a.m. on that day. The annual meeting will begin at 11 a.m., with registration and a buffet brunch beginning at 9:30 a.m.
As funding expires, the Governor’s Energy Office is changing details of its Recharge Colorado renewable energy rebate program. Effective June 1, renewable energy rebate reservations will only be valid for three months, and all rebate funds will move into two funding pools (residential and commercial), available on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of project type. The deadline for all “part 2” paperwork for renewable energy systems is Dec. 1, 2011. The GEO will stop accepting applications for all renewable energy rebates on Sept. 1, 2011. In addition, appliance rebates are available again. Find more information at rechargecolorado.com.
RADIUM (AP) – Grand County sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue teams have responded to the report of a possible drowning in the Colorado River near Radium.Authorities say people reported that a man in the area was unresponsive Thursday afternoon. Other information wasn’t immediately available.In western Colorado, two adults and an infant were rescued Thursday from a rock on the Dolores River after being stranded there for nearly four hours.Mesa County sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Benjamin tells The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction that the three lost their raft. Benjamin says inexperienced rafters should stay off the rivers, which are running high as record snowpack is starting to melt.
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Forest Service investigates Independence Pass snowmobiling case; alleged culprit posted pictures on social media
Numerous people have identified Breckenridge resident David Lesh as one of the men riding snowmobiles on snow-free terrain near Aspen. Lesh has posted several pictures of his illegal activity on social media, including snowmobiling at what he identified as the summit of Mount Elbert.