The search for a Chicago hiker missing in the western Colorado mountains is being suspended. Five search and rescue teams have been looking for 31-year-old James Nelson in the Holy Cross Wilderness near Vail since his finance reported him missing Friday. The Eagle County sheriff’s office says he was last seen October 3rd by two hikers. Sheriff Joe Hoy tells Vail Daily that the search would be halted at midnight Tuesday. He says searchers have covered all the areas that can be safely reached on foot and aerial searches have been conducted, but nothing has turned up. Hoy says teams will continue to look for clues to Nelson’s whereabouts when in the area. The remote area ranges from 9,000 feet to 14,000 feet in altitude.
Source: Vail Daily (Posted 6:29p)
County sheriffs endorse Scott Tipton in 3rd Congressional District race. Fourteen county sheriffs, representing every corner of the Third Congressional District today announced their endorsement of Scott Tipton in his bid to unseat Congressman John Salazar.
“On behalf of 13 other County Sheriffs in the Third Congressional District, I’m proud to announce our endorsement of Scott Tipton’s candidacy for Congress,” said Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey.
“Scott has what it takes to be a good legislator – he’s solutions-oriented, reform-minded and enthusiastic for feedback from his constituents. I have no doubt Scott will be a champion of all local law enforcement personnel once he gets to Washington.”
The Tipton for Congress campaign is proud to announce the endorsements of the County Sheriffs below.
Duke Schirard, LaPlata
Tim Jantz, Moffat
Lou Vallario, Garfield
Rick Dunlap, Montrose
Ron Bruce, Hinsdale
Rick Rizor, Jackson
Gerald Wallace, Montezuma
Dominic Mattivi, Ouray
Chris Johnson, Otero
Si Woodruff, Rio Blanco
Brian Norton, Rio Grande
Fred McKee, Delta
Pete Gonzalez, Archuleta
Stan Hilkey, Mesa
“I am grateful to receive the endorsements from these distinguished law enforcement professionals from around the Third Congressional District,” said Scott Tipton.
Scott Tipton is a 30-year Colorado small business owner who has a proven track record of creating private sector jobs, balancing a real budget and making tough choices – responsibilities the Democrat-controlled Congress has failed to uphold.
Source: Press Release (Posted 5:32p)