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Rollover accident kills Carbondale manSILVERTHORNE A 69-year-old Carbondale man died late Tuesday afternoon after a single-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 70 near the Silverthorne exit, officials said.Clyde Ebbs passed away while being transported to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center about 3:45 p.m., according to a press release by the Summit County coroner’s office. His wife was also taken to the hospital.The two were traveling eastbound when the accident occurred, said State Trooper Ron Watkins.As a mix of rain and snow poured down late Tuesday afternoon, traffic moved slowly past the accident by mile marker 206. Two eastbound lanes were closed and one westbound as CSP investigated.The red 1999 Ford Explorer was on its roof in the median.Both the State Patrol and Silverthorne Police Department responded to the scene.Ebbs and his wife were wearing seat belts and it is unknown whether the crash was the result of medical issues, according to the coroner’s office. An autopsy has been ordered.No further information was available Tuesday evening.This was the first fatal car accident of the year. Last year, five people died as a result of car accidents on Summit County roads, according to statistics from Coroner Joanne Richardson. (Summit Daily News)Candidate files spending reportASPEN Aspen City Council hopeful Steve Skadron was the sole runoff candidate to meet Tuesday’s deadline to file a campaign contribution and expenditures report with the City Clerk & Recorder’s Office. The City Council runoff, June 5, pits Skadron against Toni Kronberg, who did not file a report by Tuesday.Also not filing were mayoral finalists Mick Ireland and Tim Semrau. The report, which covers the cycle from May 11-29, showed that Skadron raised $615 over the period, raising his total war chest to $2,539.Among Skadron’s contributors were Michael Wampler, who ran unsuccessfully for a City Council seat in the May election, and Pitkin County Commissioner Rachel Richards.President Ford’s stuff on saleBEAVER CREEK Gerald Ford’s golf clubs, skis, cowboy hats and other personal items from his Colorado home will be auctioned off to benefit three projects, Guernsey’s auction house said.The July 7 auction includes engraved crystal, American flags and books among the 511 lots from the home that Ford and his wife, Betty, owned in Beaver Creek.The former president died Dec. 26 at age 93. Betty Ford, 89, was released from a California hospital in April after surgery for an undisclosed problem.New York-based Guernsey’s said on its website that the auction will benefit the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens near Vail; a planned OK Corral Camp for seriously ill children; and the Eagle River Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid for needy students to attend postsecondary school.The auction will be in Beaver Creek. (The Associated Press)Possible murder-suicide of Fruitvale coupleGRAND JUNCTION – The deaths of a Fruitvale couple found inside their home over the weekend were a possible murder-suicide, the Mesa County coroner said.Coroner Dean Havlik said Greg Lyons, 50, and Barbara Lyons, 43, each died of a gunshot wound to the head. Havlik also said Greg Lyons’ fatal injury was self-inflicted.Mesa County sheriff’s officials discovered the bodies around 11:30 a.m. Sunday after relatives of the couple called authorities to check on them.The Colorado Bureau of Investigation was assisting with the case. (The Associated Press)


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