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Tipton’s bill aims to protect water rights from the feds (1)

April 21, 2015 — 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. congressman representing Colorado’s entire Western Slope reintroduced a bill last week that prohibits the federal government from taking water rights without paying for them.Rep. Scott Tipton …

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Marijuana by the Numbers: 10 numbers about pot in Colorado that don’t include 4-20 (2)

April 19, 2015 — 

Most Coloradans probably know that 4-20 — April 20 — has become the day for celebrating marijuana. Although the origin is still debated, four-twenty is probably the most popular numeric …

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Roaring Fork man faces 18 charges in January mule deer poaching (3)

April 14, 2015 — 

EAGLE - If the average male mule deer weighs around 200 pounds, and John Aaron Golman is convicted on all 18 criminal charges stemming from allegedly poaching four mule deer, …

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Boston bombing victims focusing on the positive (4)

March 5, 2015 — 

VAIL — Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes are Bostonian to their very marrow and were enjoying the Boston Marathon when the first bomb went off mere feet from them.The young …

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Gallegos apprenticeship building local talent in skilled trades (5)

February 17, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Marcus Martinez likes his job enough to show up for work on his 21st birthday, which is more responsible than most of us were.Martinez and several others …

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Woman left for dead in Breckenridge snowbank; police search for hit-and-run suspect (6)

December 29, 2014 — 

At St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Laura Hamilton met with a doctor Monday afternoon to talk about the impacts of her brain injury. Then she did physical therapy. …

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Burns man shoots, kills masked assailant (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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