Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dynamite Found in Frisco

A crew of contractors on Wednesday alerted authorities to the discovery of six sticks of dynamite next to a 102-year-old shed in Frisco, prompting a small-scale evacuation and bomb-squad response.

The workers were moving a pile of logs on Tuesday when they uncovered a bundle of cylindrical sticks wrapped in newspapers dating back to 1926, according to Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue spokesman Brandon Williams.

Given Summit County’s rich mining history, it is not uncommon to come across sticks of dynamite that were once used to excavate hillsides.

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