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Alexis DeLaCruz

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Benefit today for former Hayden man

Kochenower still in hospital after Sept. 21 motorcycle accident

A benefit for former Hayden resident Tyrrell "Tye" Kochenower is today in Northglenn.

Longtime landfill employee liked to laugh, ski

Being the youngest of four children has its advantages - like knowing your parents love you the most and that you're the best looking one of your siblings.

Man arrested in alleged sex assault

Craig man arrested on suspicion of two incidents involving 9-year-old girl

A 33-year-old Craig man was arrested Oct. 5 on suspicion of forcing a 9-year-old girl to touch him inappropriately at a Thanksgiving gathering last year.

Man dies in accident at Milner Landfill

Longtime employee remembered as smart, caring, irreplaceable

A 51-year-old Steamboat Springs man died Tuesday afternoon at the Twin Landfill in Milner after a bulldozer attachment fell on top of him.

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Soroco coach reels in grant to enhance fishing program

For Soroco physical education teacher David Bruner, taking a group of teenagers fishing is about more than just making a great catch and getting out of school.

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Felonies swamp DA's Office

Judicial District gets OK to hire new investigator

An increase in felony cases across the 14th Judicial District is overloading the District Attorney's Office and could result in the hire of a new investigator.

Crime team reduces budget

Wiggins: Donations allowed ACET to cut spending

The All Crimes Enforcement Team has reduced its supplies and operations budget by 34 percent while making several drug-related arrests with limited staff.

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Two die in accident on U.S. 40

Head-on collision closes highway Thursday afternoon

Two men died in an accident on U.S. Highway 40 west of Hayden on Thursday afternoon.

Charges filed in homemade bomb case

Haskins, Zabel face felonies as a result of August incident

Two 19-year-old former Hayden residents have been charged with possessing an explosive device and reckless endangerment for allegedly setting off homemade acid bombs in Hayden in August.

Declaración alude a amenazas

PolicÃa: Cisneros dijo que matarÃa a bebe, a sà misma

Steamboat Springs - Segðn declaraciones juramentadas sometidas por la policÃa que fueron publicadas el jueves, la madre de Brianna Simón habÃa amenazado con suicidarse y con asesinar a su hija de 1 año de edad en las semanas previas al incidente del 6 de septiembre.

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Affidavits cite threats

Police: Cisneros repeatedly spoke of killing baby, herself

The mother of slain 1-year-old Brianna Simon had threatened to kill herself and her daughter in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 6 incident that left Brianna dead in her Steamboat Springs home, according to police affidavits made public Thursday.

Flames destroy home in Hayden

Dog dies, but second pet saved in fire

A fire destroyed a 3,200-square-foot Hayden home Sunday night.

Officials, residents dedicate new Justice Center in ceremony

In the early 1920s, fourth-generation Steamboat Springs resident Jim Zulevich's great-grandfather was said to have supplied the stones used to build the original Routt County Courthouse.

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Baby Brianna laid to rest

Police not releasing additional information in suspected murder

The message Father Ernest Bayer delivered during Wednesday's memorial service for 1-year-old Brianna Simon was simple: love one another.

County opposes 4-H program

Letter takes issue with proposed premise identification

Leellen Koroulis wouldn't sign a bank loan without reading the fine print first. Similarly, she says she wouldn't want her children and grandchildren, who participate in Routt County's 4-H programs, to be forced to participate in a premise identification program that would require all 4-H members to register their livestock with the state.

Seminars at Steamboat seeks program director

After providing another successful year of dialogues on public policy, Seminars at Steamboat realized it was missing something: help.

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Police: Woman killed her infant daughter

A 33-year-old Steamboat Springs woman has been charged with the murder of her 1-year-old daughter. Luz Devina Cisneros was arrested Thursday after police said she killed her infant daughter, Brianna Simon, in her Walton Ponds apartment.

Sheriff's Office fires detention deputy

Investigator: Fort Collins incident a violation of conduct policy

A Routt County Sheriff's Office detention deputy was fired Monday for what officials said was violation of the department's conduct policy.

No bond for murder suspect

Co-worker remembers victim as 'outgoing'

A 70-year-old Craig man accused of murdering his wife and burying her near a gold mine north of Craig will be held without bond for at least another few weeks.

Hankins held without bond

A 70-year-old Craig man accused of murdering his wife and burying her near a gold mine north of Craig will be held without bond for at least another few weeks.

Officers turning up the heat

Law enforcement cracking down on drunken driving

As part of a statewide initiative to crack down on drunken driving, local law enforcement agencies are stepping up their annual "The Heat is On" enforcement now through Labor Day weekend.

Students benefit from dual enrollment plan

Program offers college credit at high school

When senior Kaycee Stagner graduates from Moffat County High School and heads to college in the fall, she'll be leagues ahead of her fellow classmates.

Honoring the missing

Ceremony closes Moving Wall display

A white coffee cup and wine glass were turned upside down.

DOW plans programs for bear issue

Wildlife officials likely will resurrect a public outreach and volunteer program designed to tackle Steamboat Springs' ongoing issue with bears.

4-H projects head to state fair in Pueblo

A year of hard work paid off for Routt County's 4-H youths Saturday as 53 projects were selected for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.

Man flown to Denver after rollover

Two Craig men were injured - one seriously - Tuesday afternoon when the Jeep they were driving in rolled on Routt County Road 78 in Hayden.

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Hoak named new judge

A Grand County court judge was appointed to a bench seat in the 14th Judicial District on Thursday.

Hoak appointed judge for 14th District

A Grand County court judge was appointed Thursday as a third judge for the 14th Judicial District.

Illegal immigrants detained in Hayden

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained at least five illegal immigrants this week in Routt and Moffat Counties.

Immigration nabs 38 in region

Five people in Routt and Moffat counties detained

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained 38 "criminal aliens, fugitive aliens and other immigration status violators" from northern Colorado and western Wyoming during a three-day operation. Five people in Routt and Moffat counties were detained, officials said Friday.

Judge nominations finalized

Steamboat attorney, Grand County judge recommended for post

Two women have been nominated by a commission to serve as a third judge in the 14th Judicial District.

Ride the Rockies bicyclist OK after accident

A 52-year-old Ride the Rockies bicyclist from Littleton sustained minor injuries Sunday afternoon after being struck by a car on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Man handed year sentence for fatal

A 37-year-old Lakewood man was sentenced to one year in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to careless driving that resulted in the death of Craig resident Michael Bailey in February 2006.

Accident involving undersheriff reveals conflicting views

A Utah car accident involving Undersheriff David Bustos likely will spur a meeting between county officials regarding the Sheriff's Office policy on employees using county vehicles for personal use.

Public comment welcome during hiring process

Two private attorneys, a part-time Grand County judge and the assistant district attorney have applied for the 14th Judicial District's new judge seat.

Judge applicants named

Public comment welcome during hiring process

Two private attorneys, a part-time Grand County judge and the assistant district attorney have applied for the 14th Judicial District's new judge seat.

Service seeking campground hosts

U.S. Forest Service officials are looking for residents interested in spending some time in the woods this summer hosting visiting campers.

Gun control sparks debate

Leaders agree regulation isn't always the answer to weapons issues

The local, regional and national debate about gun control inevitably re-sparks itself in the wake of tragic shootings, whether school- or not school-related.

County OKs GRAMNET funds

$10,800 to come from general fund for administrative costs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS -- Despite losing the support of the Routt County Sheriff's Office, the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team received a boost in funding Tuesday after two county commissioners voted in favor of giving the drug task force $10,800 for administrative costs.

Routt County to review request

Wiggins asks for approval of DA funding of GRAMNET

Officials with the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team and the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office are asking the county today to approve a request that would allow the DA's Office to contribute $10,800 to the regional drug task force's operating budget.

Molly Look full of smiles at benefit

Molly Look's hair is a little shorter and she still has a few bandages protecting her small hands, but her electrifying and infectious smile did not waver as she walked into a fundraiser benefiting her and her family Saturday night.

Spilled oil, fire contained

Well site east of Hayden catches fire early Thursday

A fire Thursday morning consumed more than 14,000 gallons of crude oil on the surface of a well site east of Hayden.

Godes named director of Grand Futures

Former Craig's Boys & Girls Club head takes over

An extensive background in working with youths, fundraising, board development and strengthening community bonds made Jonathan Godes an easy choice to oversee Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, organization officials said Tuesday.

How convenient

Baby born in Steamboat 7-Eleven chip aisle

No one heard Sabrina Gill the first time she yelled for an ambulance from inside the 7-Eleven bathroom early Friday morning. And after the second time she screamed for help, Gill knew she wasn't leaving the Steamboat Springs convenience store before her daughter was born.

Routt is Out

Steamboat Springs -- The Routt County Sheriff's Office will not contribute to the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team, Sheriff Gary Wall said Thursday.

Baby girl born on side of road

Hayden fire chief delivers infant

Payton ReNea Roop was born at 6:58 a.m. Wednesday on the side of a highway. She was delivered by a fire chief.

Hayden man remembered for helping others

Hayden resident Doug Seward loved helping people.

Turnover troubles

Low salaries make help hard to keep in District Attorney's Office

In a community where employee turnover rates can be as high as February snowbanks, the situation in the 14th Judicial District District Attorney's Office is no different.

Judgment day

Commission highly recommends judges' retention

A state panel recommends voters retain two judges in the 14th Judicial District on Nov. 7.