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Vail police arrest eight in drug bust (1)

June 27, 2015 — 

VAIL — Police arrested eight people on drugs and guns charges early Saturday morning following a three-month investigation into drug trafficking in Vail. In addition to the arrests, Vail police …

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Town of Minturn now has a full-time officer (2)

June 6, 2015 — 

MINTURN — The town now has a full-time patrol officer on the beat.Eagle County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Cusick is the town’s primary patrol officer as of May 16.“My entire patrolling …

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Armed robber sought by Avon law enforcement (3)

June 5, 2015 — 

AVON — A lone gunman robbed a pizza store and fled with a small amount of cash during the early morning hours Tuesday.Police say the man walked into the Domino’s …

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Gypsum couple calls police, police find meth (4)

June 1, 2015 — 

GYPSUM — A local couple did not have burglars, as they told police, but they did allegedly have methamphetamine, which the police say they found while they were looking for …

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Former county employee admits to embezzlement (5)

May 4, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Brenda Wright’s voice cracked slightly as she admitted embezzling as much as $158,000 from Eagle County taxpayers.Wright, 55, pleaded guilty to theft and embezzlement of public property, both …

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Court knocks Aspen Art Museum climber down a few notches (6)

April 30, 2015 — 

What appears to be downtown Aspen’s most popular illegal climbing wall continues to be a source of tomfoolery.On Wednesday, an Aspen newcomer pleaded guilty to trespassing after police popped him …

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Former Aspen skiing coach pleads not guilty to sex crimes (7)

April 30, 2015 — 

A former Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club coach, who also is the father of a TV reality star, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of sexual assault and incest, …

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Vail Valley man injured in hash oil explosion (8)

April 29, 2015 — 

EAGLE-VAIL — Colorado’s marijuana industry has taken off with a bang — literally. An Eagle-Vail man said a malfunctioning valve in his legal hash oil cooking system caused an explosion …

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Local man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide (9)

April 27, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Cuhatlique Cardenas wanted to open an authentic Mexican restaurant with her father, John. She won’t. She’s dead. Hugo Castillo Marquez, by all accounts a good kid with a …

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Woman arrested after alleged false report of armed robbery in Gypsum (10)

April 27, 2015 — 

GYPSUM — A New Castle woman was charged with false reporting after allegedly locking herself in the office of a liquor store and telling police armed men were robbing the …

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Woman’s Porsche license plate aids in Aspen shoplifting arrest (11)

April 22, 2015 — 

Authorities arrested a part-time Woody Creek resident Tuesday night on suspicion of shoplifting from a high-end Aspen clothing store more than two years ago.Pitkin County Deputy Ryan Turner apprehended Jillian …

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Bust nails top Rifle meth dealer, authorities say (12)

April 21, 2015 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Authorities believe they caught Rifle’s main methamphetamine supplier and his California connection in a roundup last week that included seven arrests and seizure of 3 pounds of …

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Judge sets August trial date for Summit County machete attack (13)

April 15, 2015 — 

A deputy driving down Swan Mountain Road in the early morning hours discovered a man stumbling in the dark, bloody, with deep gashes to his face and hand.“Please help me. …

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Traci Cunningham murder trial postponed, moved (14)

April 8, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Another murder trial has been postponed and moved out of Eagle County because of problems seating a jury.Traci Cunningham’s murder trial was supposed to run three weeks beginning …

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Cunningham murder trial begins Monday (15)

April 6, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Prosecutors say Traci Cunningham drove her adoptive mother to a remote part of Eagle County and shot her to death.Traci Cunningham said she’s not guilty, and her defense …

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Burns man gets probation after cops give him his guns back (16)

March 23, 2015 — 

EAGLE - Six years ago, the Eagle County Sheriff’s office returned a Burns man’s firearms after he finished probation. Now he’s back on probation for having many of those same …

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Local man jailed after leading police on afternoon chase (17)

March 17, 2015 — 

WOLCOTT — A local man faces at least 11 criminal charges for an afternoon escapade Tuesday.Police say Mario Atencio, 25, was perched on a mountainside in Wolcott near the Eagle …

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Defibrillator stolen from Beaver Creek bus stop (18)

March 17, 2015 — 

BEAVER CREEK - A felony theft hits a local life-saving organization right in the heart.A public defibrillator, placed by Starting Hearts, was stolen last week from the bus stop in …

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Charges filed against man in I-70 police chase (19)

March 13, 2015 — 

VAIL — Charges have been filed against the 35-year-old man Edwards man who was arrested on Wednesday after reportedly fleeing authorities as they attempted to make a traffic stop on …

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One arrested, none injured in high-speed chase on I-70 (20)

March 11, 2015 — 

VAIL — A 35-year-old man from Edwards was in custody Wednesday evening facing a series of charges after reportedly fleeing authorities as they attempted to make a traffic stop on …

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