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Chaffee County

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Mystery Deepens After Explosives, Detonators Discovered In Dead 92-Year-Old’s House

A house containing a large quantity of explosives and chemicals — enough that would have surely destroyed the home, the county sheriff said — is the focus of wide-ranging investigation after the homeowner was found dead.

09/16/2014

Edwin Bartheld's cabin in Turret (credit: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department)

Bizarre Death Case Connected To Cabin Full Of Explosives Takes New Turn

An autopsy has revealed that a 92-year-old man who was found dead in a cabin full of explosives in the tiny town of Turret died from a bullet, not an accidental explosion as previously thought.

09/16/2014

Edwin Bartheld's cabin in Turret (credit: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department)

Sheriff Calls Death Case Connected To Cabin Full Of Explosives ‘Bizarre’

Police are continuing to search a mountain cabin filled with explosives and chemicals used to make them.

09/15/2014

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Elderly Man May Have Died After Homemade Device Accidentally Detonates

Authorities in Chafee County believe a 92-year-old man was accidentally killed after a bizarre series of events involving explosives and chemicals.

09/14/2014

The Arkansas River (credit: outdoors-adventures.org)

Coroner IDs Kayaker Who Drowned In Arkansas River

Authorities have released the name of a kayaker whose body was pulled from the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista.

07/29/2014

Browns Canyon (credit: CBS)

Browns Canyon One Step Closer To Becoming National Monument

The plan to turn one of the most popular rafting sites in Colorado into a National Monument gets one step closer.

07/25/2014

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Colorado Health Officials Report 2 West Nile Cases

Colorado health officials have reported two human cases of West Nile virus, the first reported cases this season.

07/03/2014

The Arkansas River (credit: outdoors-adventures.org)

Woman Missing After Colorado Rafting Accident

Authorities are looking for a 31-year-old Utah woman who was tossed from a raft in the Arkansas River near Salida and swept downstream by the swift current.

06/29/2014

Gene George (credit: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office)

Remains Found In Chaffee County Believed To Be Ohio Man

Authorities believe remains found on a Colorado mountain are those of 64-year-old Gene George of Ohio, who has been missing he went hiking in the area in September.

03/24/2014

An image from the scene (credit: Chaffee County Times)

Suspected Bomb Found In Buena Vista Turns Out Harmless

A device that authorities feared might be a bomb in the bed of a pickup in a Colorado mountain town wasn’t an explosive after all, the sheriff said Tuesday.

02/18/2014

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