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Fight in Vail bar puts man back behind bars (1)

August 30, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Matthew Knetzer admitted in court to breaking into vehicles and stealing things. Four days later, he was back in jail after he allegedly got in a bar …

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Local woman killed in alleged drunk driving crash (2)

August 21, 2014 — 

EDWARDS ­— A Battle Mountain High School alumna was killed early Thursday when the car in which she was riding plunged off a mountain road, police said. Cuhatlique Cardenas, 23, …

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Arrest made in graffiti case (3)

August 19, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — On Tuesday, Avon police officers and Eagle County sheriff’s deputies arrested Edwards resident John Benjamin Hernreich, 25, on suspicion of a string of graffiti taggings that occurred …

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Judge orders man to pay for repairs to apartment in Avon (4)

August 15, 2014 — 

AVON — Brent Schoen holed up all night in an apartment during an armed standoff with the local SWAT team. Among the problems: It wasn’t his apartment. Schoen said in …

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Man convicted in Gypsum carjacking sentenced to 20 years (5)

July 30, 2014 — 

EAGLE — Forest Mangus admitted he stole a car and robbed a motel, both at gunpoint, and he will spend 20 years in prison reconsidering his life choices. Mangus, 32, …

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Local woman opts out of trial in heroin death (6)

July 28, 2014 — 

EAGLE — An Avon woman with a history of stress-related health problems has decided not to face trial in connection with a heroin death. Kaile Wilson, 24, had denied she …

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The ping’s the thing (7)

July 27, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Jail is home to two murder suspects who police found by locating their cell phones. Traci Cunningham was tracked to a coffee shop on …

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Two cars crash in dark Avon roundabout (8)

July 18, 2014 — 

AVON — An Avon roundabout cloaked in darkness left two women injured in separate wrecks, one seriously, when they drove over the roundabout and crashed. Neither were wearing seatbelts when …

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Autopsy: El Jebel victims were both shot four times (9)

July 16, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The husband and wife who were slain Saturday in their home in Sopris Village were each shot four times, according to autopsies that were performed Tuesday. “The …

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Affidavit: Argument about dog preceded double murder in El Jebel (10)

July 14, 2014 — 

EAGLE — Williams Anderson Amaya might have intended to kill others, in addition to his aunt and uncle, Saturday night in a home at Sopris Village, the 5th Judicial district …

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El Jebel man accused of shooting death of aunt and uncle (11)

July 13, 2014 — 

EL JEBEL — An El Jebel man is being held on two counts of first-degree murder after allegedly fatally shooting his aunt and uncle Saturday night in their midvalley home, …

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2 killed in El Jebel; man arrested in Glenwood overnight (12)

July 13, 2014 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Authorities arrested a man in Glenwood Springs early this morning after a double slaying late Saturday in El Jebel. Eagle County authorities said in a news release …

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Hash oil explosions lead to community danger, DA says (13)

July 11, 2014 — 

AVON — Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry has taken off with a bang, in some cases literally. Fiery explosions often ensue as pot users try to extract the drug’s intoxicating oil …

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Avon man gets probation for armed standoff with police (14)

July 8, 2014 — 

EAGLE — An Avon man was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an armed all-night standoff with local police. Brent Schoen, 40, kept police …

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Police searching for Edwards burglar (15)

July 2, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — Authorities are searching for a man who kicked in the front door of a Singletree home and went straight for the jewelry. No one was injured, although two …

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Woman accused of murder pleads not guilty (16)

June 30, 2014 — 

EAGLE — An Aurora woman accused of driving her mother to a remote part of Eagle County, killing her and leaving the body lying in the middle of a gravel …

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Illegal immigrant sentenced for sexually assaulting child (17)

June 29, 2014 — 

EAGLE - An illegal alien will spend at least two years and possibly life in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Francisco Rodriguez-Sanchez, 38, was sentenced June 18 as his …

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Final details emerge in Glenwood Canyon shooting (18)

June 25, 2014 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Convicted felon Thomas Ornelas sustained 11 gunshot wounds and Trooper Eugene Hofacker received at least three in the May 8 shootout that killed Ornelas and put Hofacker …

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Man charged in machete assault in Summit County (19)

June 22, 2014 — 

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County law enforcement officials have arrested a suspect in connection with the bloody machete assault on Swan Mountain Road Tuesday. Tyrus Walter Vanmatre, 20, of Littleton, …

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Embezzler gets 30 days, plus restitution in plea agreement (20)

June 20, 2014 — 

EAGLE — An admitted embezzler paid $250,000 in restitution and will also spend 30 days in jail because the judge said it’s not enough to repay the victim and walk …

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