Briefs for Sept. 1

A California man died from positional asphyxiation after he fell into a hole he was digging at his vacation home in Moffat County.

Wayne Paul Jackson’s chest or airways were compromised when he fell into a hole he was digging to install a water pipe at his property on Moffat County Road 33, about four miles south of Craig near Craig/Moffat County Airport. Jackson was 70 years old.

Moffat County Coroner Owen Grant said the preliminary results from the pathologist indicate Jackson died on Saturday.

Jackson’s body was discovered Sunday night after a neighbor came to check on the man, Moffat County Sheriff Deputy Thomas “Skip” Duncan said.

Duncan said the man had dug a hole that was measured at about 5 feet deep.

Jackson’s body is being returned to California, Grant said.

Brown’s Hole Hoedown set for 5 p.m. Sept. 17

The Brown’s Hole Home–mak–ers Club will host the annual Browns Park Family Fall Hoedown Dance at Lodore Hall beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 17. The event will feature the John-Wayne Band, and admission to the dance is free. Sloppy Joes, chips, drinks and dessert will be served for $5. The dance begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be a drawing for a hand-quilted quilt and other door prizes. To get to Lodore Hall, take Highway 318 west from Highway 40 in Maybell for about 50 miles. For more information, call (970) 272-3213 or (970) 269-3000.

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