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Police investigating car vs. pedestrian fatality on I-70 in Glenwood

February 15, 2019 — Glenwood Springs Police are investigating a fatality that occurred late Thursday, apparently involving a female pedestrian who was hit by an unknown vehicle on Interstate 70 near the Glenwood Vapor Caves. I-70 was closed for about two hours after the 7:45 p.m. incident, which occurred

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Vail police chief, state rep back new version of red flag gun-safety bill

February 14, 2019 — Local policymakers and law enforcement officials are once again supporting a red-flag law that would make it easier for police to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. This time around it has a better chance of becoming

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Thieves who ripped off $9,000 in tools busted for trying to resell them

February 14, 2019 — EDWARDS — If you're going to steal tools from construction sites, do not try to sell them to the people from whom they were stolen. Two men were arrested and one deported after they tried to sell thousands of dollars worth of allegedly stolen tools

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Mental evaluation of accused murderer in Catherine Kelley slaying could happen in Eagle

February 13, 2019 — EAGLE — Leigha Ackerson claims she played no role in the murder of a Vail Valley woman. Catherine Kelley died in her Pilgrim Downs home in January 2018 at the hands of Ackerson's husband, Jacob White, who in September of last year pleaded guilty to second-degree

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El Chapo likely off to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ in Colorado

February 13, 2019 — NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the

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Man’s X Games party trashed Aspen condo, prompts lawsuit

February 13, 2019 — A Front Range man who stayed in Aspen for the Winter X Games faces civil allegations that he trashed a condo by raiding its liquor cabinet and damaging valuable artwork and furniture. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Pitkin County District Court, the trust that

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Man sentenced to two years in jail for role in 2016 Silverthorne sex assault

February 13, 2019 — EAGLE—Ramon Villa, one of the four men involved in the St. Patrick's Day sexual assault in Silverthorne in 2016, was sentenced to two years in county jail during a hearing at the Eagle County Justice Center on Monday morning. Villa, who was accused of video

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Idaho woman charged in connection to missing Colorado mom

February 6, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — An Idaho woman charged with tampering with physical evidence connected to the disappearance of a Colorado mother is set to appear in court Friday. Court records filed this week suggest the charge filed Monday against Krystal Jean Lee Kenney is related to

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Report: Hospitals pushed costs to privately insured patients

January 30, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado hospitals could have passed on savings to consumers of as much as $11.5 billion over a nine-year period if they had better contained costs and lowered their margins, according to a new state report. The report seems to indicate the administration of Gov.

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Man who assaulted Dillon police officer sentenced to 4 years in prison

January 30, 2019 — James Patrick Morrow, 27, who pleaded guilty in November to charges stemming from an assault on a Dillon police officer, was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday. At about 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2017, officers with the Dillon Police Department responded to

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Denver man offered women rides home in his Audi, then allegedly raped them

January 30, 2019 — Over the past two years, a man approached women as they left bars in Denver's Lower Downtown and offered them rides home in his Audi. But in the case of at least four women, the man raped them in the back of his car before

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Silverthorne dentist pleads guilty in ‘pill mill’ case, faces up to six years in prison

January 30, 2019 — Bonifacio Guillena III, a former dentist in Silverthorne, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance at the Summit County Justice Center on Monday. Guillena, 42, was a dentist at the Comfort Dental in Silverthorne. In March 2018, a

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Vail Valley man pleads guilty to sexual assault

January 29, 2019 — Sergio Sandoval told a judge Monday that excessive drinking led him to sexually assault a woman who was unable to realize what was happening to her in the summer of 2017.

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Accused Avon stabber will plead guilty or set a trial date during Feb. 11 hearing

January 29, 2019 — EAGLE — The teenager accused of trying to stab an Avon woman to death on a jogging path will either go to trial or prison. He'll announce which on the afternoon of Feb. 11. Nineteen-year old Andrew Young's attorney, Chief Public Defender Thea Reiff, arranged

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Bundy execution anniversary revisits dark piece of Colorado history

January 26, 2019 — Thirty years ago, one of the most notorious criminals to ever make his way through western Colorado was put to death by the state of Florida. Ted Bundy will forever be remembered for the murders and other heinous crimes he committed against women across the

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Avon man faces life in prison for alleged Vail sex assault of woman who invited him to her condo

January 24, 2019 — VAIL — An Avon man faces life in prison for an alleged sexual assault earlier this week. Vail police arrested Ian Michael Katz, 39, of Avon, following an early-morning Tuesday encounter with a woman in a Lionshead Village condo. Katz made his first court appearance

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Facts disputed in Aspen assault by social media star Cameron Dallas

January 24, 2019 — The Aspen lawyer representing the man beaten and injured at a downtown hotel last month by a social media and reality-TV star said Tuesday his client was attacked without provocation. “(Cameron Dallas) sucker-punched my client then repeatedly hit him when he was on the ground,”

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Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns OxyContin

January 20, 2019 — The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts

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Eagle PD Chief Staufer honored for helping pull drowning criminal from icy Eagle River

January 18, 2019 — EAGLE — Justin Griffin is in prison and not a grave because some local law enforcement commanders pulled him from the icy Eagle River late last winter. Eagle Police Chief Joey Staufer was among those who pulled Griffin from the river following a high-speed chase,

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State officials say Basalt gun range issues remain in their sights

January 18, 2019 — A local task force is diligently pondering the future of the Basalt shooting range and state officials claim the issue remains a priority despite turnover in three key posts. Colorado Parks and Wildlife appointed six people with strong ties to Basalt to the task force

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