Week In Review
Ryan Summerlin March 19, 2014
Aspen Murder Arrest
A third suspect was arrested in connection with the death of Aspen native Nancy Pfister. Katherine M. Carpenter, 56, was booked into the Pitkin County Jail.
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, the cities of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, and Colorado Mountain College announced their plan to install charging stations for electric vehicles in coming months.
Two walk away from plane crash
Two people aboard a small private plane walked away after the plane crashed in deep snow in far western Garfield County. The pilot was able to get to a nearby Encana well pad and called 911 from the facility, letting authorities know that both he and his passenger were uninjured.
The Eagle Valley High School boys and girls track teams swept the Avid Invitational in Montrose, proving that the teams will have a promising season.
When Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz announced the company’s “Epic Discovery” summer recreation proposal for Vail Mountain, he said it could take 12 to 18 months to get the required approvals from the U.S. Forest Service. Now, more than 18 months after that announcement, it looks like the Forest Service’s first record of decision on the proposals may come about two years after the announcement.
Authorities in Eagle County are continuing their search for a hiker who was separated from his group. Fellow hikers said James McGrogan decided to continue ahead of his three friends during a break on a hut trip to the Eiseman Hut, north of Vail. McGrogan had a large pack with food, water, medical supplies, a GPS and other tools.
Crews from several agencies have been searching for McGrogan, including two helicopters. Those efforts were unsuccessful as of Wednesday morning.