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  • 2 years ago

HEADLINES: (1) A jury deliberated about six hours Wednesday and convicted Arturo Navarrete-Portillo of first-degree murder in the machete slaying of his wife in Carbondale last year. (2) The Pitkin County Coroner identified the 50-year old man who died in a rafing accident Wednesday as James Abromitis from Maryland. Abromitis was apparently rafting with Aspen Whitewater Rafting and fell out of his raft. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (3) A brush fire scorched more than 30 acres and closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 between Rifle and Rulison for several hours Wednesday. Both lanes were open by 8 p.m. (4) New GWS City Manager Debra Figueroa attends her first City Council meeting today. The meeting includes work sessions, prioritizing projects for the next round of Garfield Federal Mineral Lease District grants and an update on the planned Eighth Street connection. Tonight’s regular session of GWS Council includes an update on the city’s development code revision and more