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Burns man shoots, kills masked assailant (1)

December 17, 2014 — 

BURNS — A gun-wielding ski-masked intruder was shot and killed when a break-in turned deadly in this rural community. Brooks Hampton, 32, kicked in Douglas Behrends’ front door and threatened …

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Rifle woman killed in I-70 rollover (2)

December 16, 2014 — 

A 60-year-old Rifle woman died of injuries sustained in a rollover on Interstate 70 Tuesday morning, according to a Colorado State Patrol press release. The woman appears to have lost …

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Fire shuts down Gypsum biomass plant (3)

December 13, 2014 — 

GYPSUM – Kelly Bretta says she’s not a fan of the biomass plant next to her home, but that didn’t stop her from strapping on an orange safety vest during …

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Former county employee faces felony embezzlement charges (4)

December 12, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A former Eagle County government employee has been arrested and charged with embezzling $124,239. Brenda Wright, 55, of Gypsum, turned herself in Friday and made her first court …

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Judge denies motion to dismiss Frisco murder case under “Make My Day” law (5)

December 10, 2014 — 

Two weeks after the defense attorneys for Charles Lee Sattler, the suspect in the April beating death of local chef Blake Bostic, requested the murder case be dismissed under a …

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Immigration order may create chance, confusion (6)

November 29, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The president’s plan for illegal immigrants may be much ado about nothing, or everything. “It may make no difference. It may change everything,” said Marian McDonough, with …

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Family walking across the country to honor daughter (7)

November 23, 2014 — 

VAIL — Julia Cobb was 8 years old when cancer killed her on the last day of her Make A Wish trip to Disney World. Cancer almost killed Jonathan Cobb, …

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El Jebel teen bandit gets six years (8)

November 20, 2014 — 

EAGLE - Rodrigo Ivan Aguilar was 17 years old when he stormed into El Jebel Liquors and robbed, threatening the panic-stricken clerk with a gun and a butcher knife. Aguilar …

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Two die in I-70 accident near Parachute as they help change a tire (9)

November 5, 2014 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A fatal accident near Parachute this morning lead to a westbound closure on Interstate 70. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the accident occurred on a curve …

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Growers abandon around $8.3 million in illegal pot (10)

October 7, 2014 — 

GYPSUM — Just because pot is legal in Colorado does not mean you can grow it on someone else’s land. In the past week, illegal growers walked away from 3,630 …

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Sheriff’s deputy accused of sex assault (11)

October 3, 2014 — 

EAGLE — An Eagle County sheriff’s deputy could face life in prison following his arrest on a sexual assault charge. Timothy Joseph Hay was arrested Friday morning, without incident, at …

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College president visits Edwards (12)

September 26, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — Carrie Hauser has this vision in her mind: A 17-year-old kid receives a letter telling him he has been accepted to college, her college. He didn’t actually apply …

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Consultant: Local airport not ready for Mexico flights (13)

July 23, 2014 — 

EAGLE — An air travel consultant advised Eagle County to say “not yet” to more direct international flights. Campbell-Hill’s Kevin Schorr presented a feasibility study to determine whether the numbers …

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Vail-Summit surgeons lead medical mission trip to Rwanda (14)

July 20, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — When two local surgeons landed in Rwanda, they almost doubled that country’s number of orthopedists. Rwanda, a country with 12 million people, only has three orthopedic surgeons. …

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Colorado River claims two victims in separate incidents (15)

July 7, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Two bodies were pulled from the Colorado River on Saturday, one near northern Eagle County and another in Garfield County. Boaters from Avon and Glenwood Springs were …

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Third lane to be added to eastbound Interstate 70 (16)

July 6, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — CDOT is adding a third lane — sort of — on eastbound Interstate 70 that should help ease traffic bottlenecks. The Peak Period Shoulder Lane project is …

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Heavy holiday traffic expected to start Thursday (17)

July 2, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — More than 665,000 Coloradans are expected to hit the road this weekend, and it may seem that they’re all headed here. Heavy holiday weekend traffic is expected …

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Bone detectives dig on at Vail construction site (18)

July 2, 2014 — 

VAIL — About that skeleton found in a Lionshead construction site, we know what it isn’t. “It’s definitely not a Native American,” said Kara Bettis, Eagle County coroner. What it …

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Woman accused of murder pleads not guilty (19)

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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River series: The toll of drought (20)

June 29, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on the future of water in the West and the Colorado River. It’s from the State of the River meeting, …

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