Man drives off cliff, dies

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Members of the Mesa County Search and Rescue’s Technical Ropes Team rappel down from Rimrock Drive to the scene of a fatal accident between the Coke Ovens Overlook and Artist’s Point on Colorado National Monument Tuesday. The silver truck landed on the highest ledge about 150 feet below the road, according to Arlene Jackson, spokesperson for the monument.


Brazil tourists on monument see tragedy; recovery difficult

A man died Tuesday afternoon after his vehicle plunged about 150 feet over a sheer cliff in Colorado National Monument. ?Witnesses at the Coke Ovens Overlook reported seeing a vehicle crash over the ledge to the east near Artist’s Point at about 2 p.m.

Cameo gun ranges gets OK

Five years in the making, Palisade trustees were more than happy Tuesday night to sign off on a lease agreement with Colorado Parks and Wildlife that allows the state agency to develop the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex.




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