30 years later, firefighter finds hunter’s lost knife

Jim Skornosky, a longtime Eagle resident, is getting his lost hunting knife back — after 30 years.

Skornosky, 66, who lived in Eagle for 35 years before moving to Arizona eight years ago, had all but forgotten about the knife with his name stamped on the side until he got a Facebook message from Ryan Halvorson, a task force leader working on the Grizzly Creek Fire.

A Facebook video on the Grizzly Creek Fire’s page tells the story of how Halvorson came upon the knife near Coffee Pot Spring north of Interstate 70 near the dividing line for Garfield and Eagle counties.