Homemade bombs force evacuations in Aspen, Colo.

Banks were targets of bombs


"He was a very good skier, but he didn't really fit into the new Aspen," Hayes said Thursday.

Blanning said in his handwritten note that he had spent time in prison. Linn said he had been convicted in a land scheme, but further details weren't immediately available.

James Chester Blanning, 72, left four bombs made of gasoline and cell phone parts downtown in a bank-robbery attempt, causing a mass evacuation. He shot and killed himself a short time later.