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This large black bear was seen napping in a tall spruce tree near 13th and Colorado Avenue last summer. The bruin also had two cubs (not clearly seen) with her. One was resting on the mother’s back, while the other cub was sleeping in the branches just above her. In an effort to reduce bear appearences in town, the Glenwood Springs City Council has enacted new trash regulations.
Photo courtesy Glenwood Post-Independent |

Spring Break

Students and staff from local public schools enjoyed the last long break of the school year.

Spring break began on Monday, April 13, and school starts back up this Monday, April 20.

We are now in the home stretch for the 2014-15 school year. The last day of school for students is Thursday, May 28.

Cunningham trial moved

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 last week. She’s charged with murder in the shooting death of her adoptive mother. However, problems seating a jury of 14 — 12 jurors and two alternates — forced District Court Judge Russell Granger to move the case to Clear Creek County.

The trial is now scheduled Aug. 17 through Sept. 4.

Grand jury indicts Breckenridge man

Breckenridge resident Sky Johann Wodraska has been indicted by a grand jury on 16 charges, including attempted first-degree murder, after deliberation.

The charges stemmed from a March 7 incident involving a break-in in unincorporated Summit County and the assault of three girls. “Obviously, the charges reflect the most serious type of criminal conduct that exists,” said 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown. “The charges were based on the fact that Mr. Wodraska broke into a home to take the life of a young victim.”

Lindsey and Tiger

Vail’s Lindsey Vonn was in Augusta last week watching her boyfriend, Tiger Woods, compete in the Master’s tournament. She accompanied Tiger’s kids, Sam and Charlie, on the course of the Par 3 Contest before the tournament began.

Tightening trash regs

In Glenwood Springs failing to keep bears and other animals out of trash could mean a $500 ticket for residents, business owners and property managers.

Last week the Glenwood city council unanimously approved a revised ordinance clarifying the community’s trash rules. The ordinance also gives police more “immediate enforcement” tools by skipping a previous procedural step requiring that a certified letter be sent to violators before any fines could be assessed.


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