Week In Review
Junior World Ski Championships
Five local racers are on their way to the 2015 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships next month in Hafjell, Norway, the U.S. Ski Team announced on Friday.
Paula Moltzan, Katharine Irwin, Nina O’Brien, Alex Leever and Florian Szwebel will all be on hand for the Junior Championships in Norway taking place March 6-13.
The annual FIS Alpine World Junior Championships provide a unique opportunity for the best 16-20 year-olds of the skiing world to compete together. The event is also designed to serve as a test event for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer.
New GM for Cordillera
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Rachel Oys has been named general manager of Cordillera.
Oys will direct both the Cordillera Metro District and the Cordillera Property Owners Association.
Oys is currently the interim Eagle County manager. She lives in Eagle with a direct view to the Territories in Cordillera with her daughter, Faith, and her goldendoodle, Zeus.
BLM seeks comments
The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is seeking public comment regarding 10 new commercial special recreation permit applications and five permit modifications for the Upper Colorado River Corridor and surrounding areas within Grand, Eagle and Summit counties.
For more information on each applicant’s specific niche, check the Kremmling Field Office’s website at bit.ly/blmpermits. To provide comment on the applications, call Hannah Schechter at 970-724-3008. Comments due by March 14.
Carbondale homocide suspect identified
Authorities identified the suspect in last week’s Carbondale homicide and said he would face first-degree murder charges. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Arturo Navarrete-Portillo, 46, would be charged in the stabbing death of his wife, Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya, 30.
Mock trial champs
Most of last year’s state championship mock trial team is back representing Glenwood Springs High School this year, and members didn’t have far to travel for the Western Slope Regional Tournament this past weekend.
The event, which was open to the public, took place at the Garfield County Courthouse, directed by Clerk of Court James Bradford and District Judge John Neiley.