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Police wary of gangs around Park City

Allen Best
Vail, CO Colorado

PARK CITY, Utah ” If not a major problem, police in Park City and surrounding Summit County are keeping a close eye on 30 gang members living there as well as the 5,000 documented gang members in the nearby Salt Lake Valley, located about 30 miles away.

“We do not have a major problem here yet,” said Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds. “We are trying to prevent any type of foothold they are attempting to establish here.”

Gang members have been fingered in several robberies, but also cases of vandalism. About four-fifths of the gang members are Latinos, some of whom have been members of gangs or been influenced by gangs in California.

“The entertainment venues attract gang members,” Andrew Burton, a gang expert, told The Park Record.

GRANBY, Colorado ” While not exactly upscale by the standards of most ski-based mountain towns, Granby has some aspirations. But none of this is at all comfortable to Mike Pierce, of nearby Grand Lake.

Writing in the Sky-Hi Daily News, he harrumphs about the restrictiveness of covenants adopted by homeowners association. Parodying such restrictions, he envisions a message: “We are sorry but your car is over the maximum age of five years, and that god-awful yellow is not an approved color. Please leave.”

RICO, Colorado – Bolero, a giant mining company, has scrapped plans to purchase mining properties east of Rico, which his south of Telluride.

The land in question has molybdenum deposits as well as gold and copper, but Bolero could not cut the necessary business deals , according to a notice filed by the company.


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