News in Brief
November 25, 2007
Body found near Roaring Fork RiverWOODY CREEK The body of a local man was found with a gunshot wound on Sunday afternoon near the Smith Way Bridge in Woody Creek. Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis said the suspected cause of death is a suicide. He would not release the name of the deceased, but he did say it is a longtime local. Braudis said the body had been near the bridge for only a few hours at most. The body was found around 4 p.m. Sunday, about 100 feet down the bank of the Roaring Fork from the bridge and roughly 25 feet from the river.
Radio station changes handsGLENWOOD SPRINGS Venerable Glenwood Springs radio station KGLN is being sold to a new owner.The new ownership is managed by someone who also has fond early associations with KGLN, the AM station with its radio tower looming above Sixth Street in downtown Glenwood Springs.I remember being in the Glenwood Springs pool, and I remember seeing that radio tower there. I knew then, in junior high, I wanted to be in radio, said Jim TerLouw, of MBC Grand Broadcasting in Grand Junction.Colorado West Broadcasting Inc., which also owns KMTS in Glenwood, has agreed to sell KGLN to MBC Grand, which operates six stations. MBC Grand is applying with the Federal Communications Commission for an AM radio station in Silt.Gabe Chenoweth, a member of the current KGLN ownership group, said MBC Grand has agreed to pay $250,000 for the station. (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)
Homeowners, Silverthorne to bury power linesSILVERTHORNE, Colo. Residents of Silverthornes older neighborhoods, whove begged the town for years to underground unsightly utility lines, are catching a break.The town is offering to subsidize the high-priced project to the tune of $4,000 per lot. The Silverthorne Town Council cemented its commitment this month by passing a resolution outlining the terms of its contribution.The money would come from $225,000 the town set aside in next years budget for neighborhood improvements. That same chunk of money has been earmarked in the 2009 and 2010 budgets.The towns contribution will likely be about one-third to one-half of the overall cost per lot for undergrounding, said Silverthorne public works director Bill Linfield. (Summit Daily News)