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Week In Review

Firefighters examine the scene after a Ford Ranger crashed into the Minturn Post Office last week.
Zach Mahone | Special to the Enterprise |

Post office crash

A pickup truck crashed through the front of the Minturn Post Office when the driver’s foot slipped off the clutch, according to Eagle River Fire Protection District authorities.

The driver said his Ford Ranger pickup jumped the curb and damaged the front of the post office, because his foot slipped off the clutch. The two occupants of the pickup were not injured and the air bags did not deploy. No one was injured inside the building.

High Speed Chase

Two people were arrested following a high-speed chase along Interstate 70 in Eagle County.

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Law enforcement officers from the Vail Police Department, Avon Police Department, Colorado State Patrol and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office caught up to the vehicle after about 40 miles of pursuit along I-70. The driver eventually stopped due to heavy traffic just east of Eagle.

The two vehicle occupants were arrested and approximately a half ounce of crystal methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.

Park City Approval

Vail Resorts announced that it received unanimous approval from the Park City Planning Commission to implement an ambitious capital improvements program for the 2015-16 season.

The plan will establish the connection between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, creating the largest single ski area in the country with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, and complete a number of critical upgrades to the infrastructure of both resorts. Park City’s approvals follow approvals from Summit County and Utah’s Synderville Basin Planning Commission in February.

Moving with Bustang

It may be a few more months before the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Bustang project really gets rolling.

Bustang, announced in May 2014, will provide weekday service to and from Denver out of Glenwood Springs, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. CDOT communications director Amy Ford declined to give a specific date for the launch, but said the agency is on track for late spring or early summer.

Summit Suicide

A Tulsa, OK man visiting Keystone committed suicide after consuming a large amount of edible marijuana candies, according to a Summit County Coroner’s report.

Summit County Coroner Regan Wood said the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. Luke Gregory Goodman, 22, was staying in Keystone with his cousin at the time of the incident, and was taken to Summit Medical Center Saturday night. Later, he was flown to St. Anthony’s Lakewood Hospital, where he was kept on life support for two days until he died Tuesday morning.

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