Week in Review
Arrest made in EAgle ARmed Robbery
On Feb 22 the Rifle Police Department located the 2011 white Subaru Outback station wagon stolen on Feb. 10 from Gypsum.
A citizen notified Rifle Police Department that an unfamiliar vehicle had been left unattended for several days in a residential area.
A joint investigation involving the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Rifle Police Department, Eagle Police Department, and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office led to a suspect who was already in custody at the Garfield County Detentions Facility on unrelated charges.
Forest Mangus, 31, of Rifle is being held on a no bond hold on charges of Aggravated Robbery, a class 3 felony, Felony Menacing, a class 5 felony, and Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft-Previous Offender, a class 3 felony.
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The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Eagle Police Department are seeking any information that may lead to the second suspect in this investigation.
A Garfield County woman, Pearl Marie Dunlap, was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail and 18 months supervised probation after being found guilty at a January trial of cruelty to animals charges stemming from a horse neglect case last year.
A large earth-mover was destroyed by fire in Garfield County.
Police are investigating an act of eco-terrorism, because the vehicle belongs to the construction company that is the lead contractor on a controversial project to rebuild a small section of Four Mile Road, southwest of Glenwood Springs.
Another update on the preferred location for construction of a new Interstate 70 underpass between Main Vail and West Vail was made to the Vail Town Council. The discussion followed a site visit that took place in which the town council evaluated impacts from neighboring properties.
Bluegrass series planned
Vail Bluegrass announced the lineup for its inaugural series, which will be held on Wednesdays, July 2, July 16, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27.
Shows begin at 6 p.m. at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is a free event, with the option to purchase tickets for preferred seating. Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon kicks things off July 2 with the Drew Emmitt Band. Grammy award-winner Peter Rowan brings his bluegrass band to Vail July 16. Following a four-week break, Vail Bluegrass continues Aug. 13 featuring Grammy nominee, Sarah Jarosz. The Travelin’ McCourys, featuring all current members of the Del McCoury Band (excluding Del), close out the series, joined by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident. Supporting artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Global Energy Forum
Former Secretary of State George Shultz spoke at the two-day Vail Global Energy Forum in Beaver Creek’s Vilar Center. The forum featured leaders from the energy industry and environmental movement.