Local News Briefs
RIFLE, Colorado – The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies will host a community notification meeting on a person registered as a sexually violent predator who will occasionally be living in western Garfield County.
The meeting is set for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Sheriff’s Annex building, 0106 County Road 333 A, near the Rifle airport.
The individual is also registered as a sexually violent predator in Grand Junction and is employed.
The meeting will be televised locally, and a DVD with a video of the meeting and information packet will be available for two weeks following the meeting date. Parents should not bring any children younger than 10 to the meeting.
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that automated phone calls from a caller claiming to be Wells Fargo Bank are fraudulent calls from an apparent criminal enterprise.
The sheriff’s office advises anyone who receives this automated message to hang up the phone immediately. Those who have a Wells Fargo bank account should also contact their bank directly as soon as possible.
As always, the sheriff’s office reminds residents never to give any personal or bank information over the phone.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park begins its winter hours on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The park will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday, and will be closed Tuesday through Thursday.
The Winter Fun Pass offers a tram ride and access to the caverns and attractions in the park for $31.
The park will be open seven days a week Nov. 18-28, except for Thanksgiving Day, and again daily Dec. 16 through Jan. 2, except for Christmas Day.
Information: GlenwoodCaverns.com, 945-4228 or 800-530-1635, ext. 0.
NEW CASTLE, Colorado – Garfield County Search and Rescue crews searching through the night Thursday for a 65-year-old South Carolina hunter found the man, cold but alive, at 6:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received a report of a missing hunter overdue at his camp at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The man was reported to be hunting in the Calhoun Basin area off the Cherry Creek Trail, about nine miles northwest of New Castle in the White River National Forest.
Searchers set out right away, and were able to reach the hunter on his cell phone. They verified that he had food and warm clothing, but no light source.
Searchers worked through the night and found him at dawn on Friday. Searchers made a fire to warm the hunter, then started a slow descent to his campsite at 8 a.m., finally reaching the camp at 12:30 p.m.
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon closed around 9 p.m. Thursday for a flash flood warning.