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Week In Review

Hiker dies on North Maroon Peak

Two local hikers who fell as they attempted to descend the North Maroon Peak area were reported missing.

Hiker Jarod Wetherell, 37, of Avon did not survive. His climbing partner David Richardson, 32, of Vail was rescued. The two were not roped together and fell separately at different times.



County’s first same sex marriage



Beth Reed and Dorothy “Bit” Hood became Eagle County’s first same-sex couple to get a marriage license after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a a stay and dismissed Colorado’s ban on gay marriage.

Gardner stumps in Eagle



U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Gardner rode his lead in the polls into Eagle where he rallied local Republicans without mentioning or disparaging his apponent, Mark Udall.

The Gardner/Udall race is one of the closest in the nation.

Snow and accidents shut down I-70

Snow and accidents shut down Interstate 70 over the weekend for several hours.

The closings left motorists stranded on both sides of the mountain. The roads re-opened Sunday afternoon.

Fraud forensics advice

Garfield County commissioners and other county officials listened to a presentation by a fraud forensics expert Douglas Cash.

Cash said that embezzlers are most likely to be caught if they know they’re being closely watched, and most commonly are detected by a tip from a co-worker or someone else in the know.

Setting up a fraud hot line within county government was just one of several recommendations offered by Cash.


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