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Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Results of the final toxicology report on the death of George W. Aldrich, released Saturday, showed the presence of THC and alcohol in his system.

“The alcohol level in the urine was 0.220 percent, consistent with the previously reported blood alcohol of 0.294 percent,” according to a statement from the Pitkin County Coroner’s Office.

The body of Aldrich, 28, was found Dec. 13 below the Maroon Creek Bridge by off-duty members of Mountain Rescue Aspen. He had been missing for more than two weeks before his body was discovered.

Authorities have classified his death as accidental, with the cause being “multiple trauma blunt force injury secondary to a fall from the [bridge].”

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – Another sign of the recession and its effect on Base Village reverberated Sunday.

Town buses that were leaving the Snowmass Village Mall five minutes early – to accommodate possible increased traffic from Base Village – found doing so was no longer necessary, according to a community news release.

Starting Monday, RFTA “will be changing our departure times from the Snowmass Mall back from :10 and :40 [after the hour] to :13 and :43. We apologize for any confusion this mid-course correction will cause but we believe we have no alternative. Our belief going in was that traffic tie ups and passenger demand at Base Village would necessitate our adding 5 minutes to our trips out of the Snowmass.

“The delays we anticipated have not materialized, and Snowmass-Aspen shuttles are consistently arriving at the Brush Creek/Hwy 82 Intercept Lot with anywhere between 3 and 6 minutes to spare. Therefore we are making this correction to smooth the interface times.”

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