Rafters rescued from river
Around 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, a raft capsized while floating near Eagle-Vail. At first only five members of the rafting party were accounted for but within the hour, the three missing members of the party were found. No injuries were sustained. What caused the raft to capsize remains unknown at this time, however authorities said that this serves as a warning for people wanting to participate in early season water activites. Always check the river water levels before you decide to float, fish or raft or participate in any other river-related recreational endeavors.
Patrick Tvarkunas needed 237 signatures on a petition to let Eagle voters decide whether The Reserve at Hockett Gulch — a 500-unit workforce housing project — should be built. He and others submitted 304.