October 17, 2018 — A 16-year-old local girl who says she was raped by two Aspen acquaintances has brought the #MeToo movement directly to the heart of the Upper Roaring Fork Valley. Paige Quist posted a two-and-a-half-minute video to YouTube late last week in which she says she wants
October 9, 2018 — DENVER — The sales rep for one of America’s most prominent opioid manufacturers walked out of a Wheat Ridge pain clinic in May 2010 and couldn’t help but notice something odd. “(M)ost patients were young and particularly healthy looking,” he wrote in a note on
October 5, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Colorado State Patrol trooper working out of Steamboat Springs has been fired after allegations surfaced that he acted inappropriately with women he had arrested for driving under the influence. Kris Hammond, who has been practicing law in Steamboat for 32 years,
October 4, 2018 — EAGLE — A woman accused of helping murder an Edwards woman in her home has suffered a lifetime of domestic abuse, her attorneys say. Leigha Ackerson's defense attorneys filed a motion bringing into question Ackerson's mental condition when she and husband Jacob White broke into
September 24, 2018 — EAGLE — Valerie DeMarco said she and Jabez Parker counterfeited U.S. currency and passed it at Vail Valley retailers. For that, and because it's not her first criminal offence, DeMarco was sentenced to 10 years in prison last week on two felony forgery charges. After
September 21, 2018 — EAGLE — Jacob White admitted he helped kill Catherine Kelley in her Pilgrim Downs home. He will spend 68 years in prison, although Kelley's family argued passionately that it's not enough. "I did not act in self-defense or to protect Leigha when we killed Ms.
September 13, 2018 — EAGLE — Jason Cuervo spends more time on the highway these days than the Sno-Cat he allegedly stole. Cuervo finally made his first Eagle County Court appearance this week, after missing his first local court appearance because he was in the Jefferson County jail. Cuervo
September 7, 2018 — EAGLE — Jurors gathered for the second day of testimony at the Eagle County Justice Center on Friday in the trial of Ramon Villa, one of four men accused of sexually assaulting a woman too inebriated to consent on St. Patrick's Day 2016. The day's
September 6, 2018 — EAGLE — The trial of Ramon Villa officially began on a chilly Thursday morning at the Eagle County Justice Center, bringing impassioned opening statements from attorneys on both sides, along with expert testimony from a former Colorado Bureau of Investigation DNA analyst, a forensic toxicologist
September 4, 2018 — Mistrial declared in trial of Ramon Villa According to Deputy District Attorney Lisa Hunt, the decision was made after a page of notes including details from the trial of Justin Cayce Erwin — another of the accused — was discovered in a notebook being used
September 4, 2018 — Editor's note: Find continued coverage of this trial at http://www.vaildaily.com. EAGLE — It was standing room only at the Eagle County Justice Center on Tuesday, Sept. 4, as more than 130 potential jurors filed into the courtroom to begin the voir dire process in the
August 22, 2018 — Men in their 20s are more likely to drive impaired than any other group, according to a new study. The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice analyzed more than 27,000 driving under the influence cases filed in Colorado during 2016 — the first report of its
August 6, 2018 — EAGLE — If you're driving a stolen car at almost 30 mph faster than the posted speed limit, and you're pulled over, then it would be in your best interest if you were not suspected of being under the influence of marijuana. It would also
July 31, 2018 — EAGLE — The pair accused of sparking the Lake Christine fire received a two-week reprieve Tuesday morning, July 31. Allison Marcus, 22, and Richard Miller, 23, were scheduled for a hearing before Eagle County Court Judge Rachel Fresquez. However, because the judge was scheduled to
July 30, 2018 — VAIL — Two men charged with theft allegedly stole more than $20,000 in merchandise from luxury shops in Vail and then got caught when they stashed it in a rented economy car. Alan Badasack Phongboupha, 27, of Thornton, made his first appearance Monday, July 30,
July 24, 2018 — EDWARDS — Authorities would like a word with a man who may know something about a stolen mountain bike. On Wednesday, July 11, a black Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt mountain bike was stolen from the front of the Belmont Deli in Edwards. Storefront video from nearby
July 23, 2018 — The jury heard closing statements and began deliberation on Monday afternoon in the trial of Justin Cayce Erwin, one of four men accused of sexually assaulting a women in a Silverthorne apartment on St. Patrick's Day in 2016.
July 20, 2018 — Jurors, attorneys and a number of interested parties arrived at the Eagle County Justice Center on Friday to hear the final day of testimony in the trial of Justin Cayce Erwin, one of four men accused of sexually assaulting a women at a Silverthorne apartment on St. Patrick’s Day in 2016.
July 20, 2018 — EAGLE — An Aurora woman will spend her life in prison for murdering her adoptive mother, who was a retired nun and social studies teacher. The Colorado Court of Appeals unanimously upheld Traci Cunningham's first degree murder conviction in a ruling issued late Thursday, July
July 19, 2018 — EAGLE — Pedro Gonzalez savagely beat Dita Richterova. He admitted it, and security video showed him doing it. But "why" remains a mystery even to District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman, who sentenced Gonzalez to 42 years in prison Thursday afternoon, July 19. "This case is