News in brief
November 15, 2011
ASPEN – Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies were called to Aspen High School Monday after a student found the word “bomb” and a time written in the girls rest room; the discovery happened long after the supposed bomb was to go off.
The school was not evacuated nor closed during the incident, as sheriff’s deputies determined that “there was no current or future threat to Aspen School or its students,” according to a statement to all Aspen High parents.
“In the grand scheme, this was a very mundane threat,” Aspen Superintendent John Maloy said Monday night. “But any time there is a potential threat we must determine what level it is at, and make the appropriate decision with regard to evacuations and school closures.”
Physical evidence was taken to the sheriff’s department for analysis, and authorities will examine all leads in an attempt to identify the person who wrote the threat. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the false reporting of explosives is a felony, and any student identified as doing so is subject to prosecution and expulsion from the school.
ASPEN – A 36-year-old Florida woman was rescued from the Ute Trail in Aspen after she reportedly fell Sunday. She was also suffering from hypothermia, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.
A Mountain Rescue Aspen team was summed to the trail, which climbs up the east side of Aspen Mountain outside the ski area boundary, about 6:15 p.m., after authorities learned about an injured hiker. The hiker’s companion was able to call for help via cell phone.
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Rescue personnel, the sheriff’s office and Aspen Ambulance responded. The rescue team carried the woman off the trail. She was taken to the Ute Trail parking lot and then transported to Aspen Valley Hospital by ambulance. The incident was closed at 10 p.m.
The name of the victim was not made public in a Sheriff’s Office press release.