Preparing A Final Farewell to Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson will be memorialized in an extravagant festival in his hometown of Woody Creek, Col., on Saturday. Family and friends plan a spectacular sendoff for the gonzo journalist, who committed suicide in February.
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Preparing A Final Farewell to Hunter S. Thompson

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Preparing A Final Farewell to Hunter S. Thompson

Preparing A Final Farewell to Hunter S. Thompson

Preparing A Final Farewell to Hunter S. Thompson

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Hunter S. Thompson will be memorialized in an extravagant festival in his hometown of Woody Creek, Col., on Saturday. Family and friends plan a spectacular sendoff for the gonzo journalist, who committed suicide in February.

Andrea Lee of member station KAJX in Aspen reports on preparations for the event.

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