Week In Review
Ryan Summerlin July 9, 2014
Fatal accident investigation
Vail Police are still investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred at 2:07 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 70 near mile marker 174.
A pedestrian, a 21-year-old female West Vail resident, was struck by a vehicle when she stepped from the median into the slow lane of westbound traffic. The pedestrian, identified as Starla Feldmann, was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses indicate the woman had gone outside of her residence shortly before the accident, but it remains unclear why she walked onto I-70.
Investigators believe alcohol was a factor.
CDOT is adding a third lane — sort of — on eastbound Interstate 70 that should help ease traffic bottlenecks.
The added lane will run along a 13-mile stretch of eastbound I-70 from US 40 at Empire Junction to the western terminus of the Twin Tunnels near Idaho Springs — the most congested stretch of the I-70 mountain corridor.
Remembering Storm King
Hundreds gathered near Glenwood Springs for the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the South Canyon Fire in Two Rivers Park Sunday.
As the names of each of the “Storm King 14” were read to conclude the ceremony Sunday, a light rain blew in from the north and a rainbow appeared along the eastern ridge above Glenwood Springs.
Shooter’s Grill in Rifle made national news because of its unique firearm friendly atmosphere.
All nine of the servers at the restaurant pack heat as they shuttle plates of food to diners, from Glock semi-automatics to a thigh-length Rueger Blackhawk .357 six-shooter.
On the wall, posted alongside copies of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, is a sign declaring that those inside are still “proudly clinging to my guns and Bible.”