News in Brief
January 29, 2007
Man on couch: Im at HighlandsASPEN An elderly couple called Aspen police at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, saying there was someone sleeping on their couch. They said it might be their grandson, but they werent sure.We woke the guy up, and they said, No, its not our grandson, said Officer John Rushing. They said they didnt want anything to happen.Police identified the man as Taylor William Coles, 22, of Edwards. The bottle of Wild Turkey next to the couch was a pretty good clue about what got him into the living room. Even so, the man appeared clueless about his whereabouts.Im at Highlands, he allegedly told Rushing.Rushing said the couple was concerned about the poachers plight. He wandered in and went to sleep on their couch, Rushing said. I thought they were going to feed him breakfast.However, when police did a background check regarding the young man on the couch they found he had a no-bond warrant out of Durango, so they took him to jail.
Skier dies after hitting tree at KeystoneKEYSTONE A 56-year-old skier from the Netherlands died Sunday after skiing on an intermediate trail at Keystone Resort, the Summit County coroner said.Evidence suggested the man hit a bump, lost control and was airborne for about two feet before hitting a tree with his left side, Coroner Joanne L. Richardson said. There were no witnesses. He was conscious when he was found but was bleeding internally from blunt force injuries, Richardson said.The mans name was not being released until his family could be notified. The man and a friend had arrived in Keystone on Saturday for a ski holiday, Richardson said.At least four other skiers have died after accidents at Colorado resorts this season. ((Summit Daily News)