Eugene Hofacker, the Colorado state patrolman who was shot twice during a routine check on a vehicle in Glenwood Canyon on May 8, has been released from the hospital, according to the State Patrol. Hofacker is reportedly continuing to recover and may release a statement or speak to press at a later date.
The primary suspect, Thomas Ornelas, was shot and killed by trooper Shane Gosnell at the scene. An investigation by the Garfield County Sheriff’s office is ongoing.
EVHS Track Devils at State Meet
The 2014 track season for the Eagle Valley Devils came to a successful end at the state competition.
The boys finished sixth overall and the girls finished seventh overall. Seventeen athletes from the team competed at the state meet and senior Michelle Carabajal took first place in the triple jump.
The EVHS track team had 135 student-athletes out for the sport this year, which is nearly 20 percent of the school population.
Cassidy places fifth at state
Eagle Valley High School senior Jack Cassidy, who swims for the Demons out of Glenwood Springs, took 5th at the state swimming meet.
Avon police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Domino’s Pizza early Saturday morning.
A man held two employees at gunpoint and took an undisclosed amount of cash. The employees were not hurt.
The value of building permits issued in Eagle County passed $24 million in the first four months of this year. If those numbers hold up across the entire year, then they’ll approach $78 million.
The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park announced its new ride — the “Family Swing.”
The attraction takes 24 thrill seeks about 40 feet off the ground at a top rotational speed of 35 mph. This version, renamed the Glenwood Canyon Flyer by contest winner Linda Hayes, will spin riders 1,300 feet above Interstate 70 and the Colorado River.