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Colorado State Patrol trooper’s death highlights concern over first responders’ safety

March 22, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado State Patrol troopers buried one of their own Thursday. Corporal Dan Groves, an 11-year member of the patrol based out of the agency's Greeley office, was struck and killed by a car while helping a stranded driver during last week’s historic blizzard.

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Headlight infraction leads to DUI, crystal substance found in vehicle

March 22, 2019 — SILT — On Wednesday, a Silt police officer observed a vehicle leaving the Kum & Go on Main Street just after 2:30 a.m. without its headlights on, according to an arrest affidavit on file with Garfield District Court. The officer made the traffic stop a

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Craig resident gets warning after two pit bulls get loose: On the Record — March 21

March 22, 2019 — Craig Police Department Thursday, March 21 12:50 a.m. On the 800 block of West First Street, police in Craig assisted another police agency. Craig police said they assisted the Moffat County Sheriff's Office with a juvenile who came to the Public Safety Center to turn

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February hit-and-run on I-70 in Glenwood Springs officially ruled a suicide

March 22, 2019 — GLENWOOD SPRINGS — After weeks of investigation, Garfield County authorities have ruled the Feb. 14 pedestrian fatality on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Springs was a suicide. That night, longtime resident Connie Leckwold, 64, was killed when she was hit by an unknown vehicle on Interstate

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Wallet stolen at City Market found with cash missing: On the Record — March 20

March 21, 2019 — Craig Police Department Wednesday, March 20 1:19 a.m. At The Popular bar, police in Craig responded to a drunk driver call. Craig police said officers checked the area, but did not find the vehicle. 8:43 a.m. Near the intersection of West Victory Way and Ranney

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Officials suspend large-scale search efforts for man missing in Rocky Mountain National Park

March 21, 2019 — Large-scale search efforts have been suspended in Rocky Mountain National Park for a 70-year-old Tennessee man who reportedly went missing in the park at the end of February, according to park officials. The family of James Pruitt of Etowah, Tennessee, confirmed that the man was

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Kremmling man pleads guilty to 2018 car burglary spree

March 21, 2019 — GRAND COUNTY — A Kremmling man charged with multiple felonies following a string of car burglaries across Grand County last year pleaded guilty on Thursday and now faces potential prison time. James Water Russell, 23, pleaded guilty in Grand County District Court to three Class-5

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Squatter arrested by Craig police: On the Record — March 18, 19

March 20, 2019 — Craig Police Department Monday, March 18 12:12 a.m. On the 500 block of West Victory Way, officers of the Craig Police Department responded to a woman calling to report a burglary in progress. Upon investigation, it was discovered that her husband was the person banging

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Man asserts squatter’s rights over Aspen home

March 20, 2019 — ASPEN — A convicted felon found living in a home on Aspen's east side last weekend attempted to exercise "squatter's rights" over the property when deputies arrested him, according to allegations made in court documents. Now, however, Isaac Brehm, 26, faces charges of selling off

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Teen stabber sentenced to 20 years

March 19, 2019 — EAGLE — A local woman is not dead because she acted quickly. According to police, Andrew Young tried desperately to kill her on the morning of May 31, 2018, on a recreation path in Avon. He hit her on top of her head with a

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Yampa Valley law enforcement cracking down on counterfeit money

March 19, 2019 — Craig Police Department investigators are working with other law enforcement agencies in the Yampa Valley to keep residents from falling victim to counterfeit currency. In the last six months, several arrests have been made related to counterfeit currency in Craig and fake bills taken off

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Craig cops respond to several weekend vandalism, theft calls: On the Record — March 15 through March 17

March 18, 2019 — Craig Police Department Friday, March 15 12:52 p.m. On the 1000 block of West Sixth Street, police in Craig responded to a drug violation/incident. 1:26 p.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, police in Craig responded to a civil problem call. 3:39 p.m.

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Western Slope native son, firefighter Eric Hill dies in CDOT accident

March 17, 2019 — GYPSUM — Eric Hill — a native son, graduate of Eagle Valley High School and well-known Gypsum and Eagle firefighter — died in a work accident near Dotsero on Saturday. Hill was on the job with Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance when he was killed. “We

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Western Slope teen may have sexually assaulted as many as 10 girls

March 17, 2019 — PITKIN COUNTY — A Woody Creek teenager already charged with sexually assaulting four girls may have as many as 10 total victims, a prosecutor said Friday in Pitkin County District Court. The allegations against the 17-year-old came to light Friday after his attorney asked a

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Missing man found dead near Parachute

March 16, 2019 — A man who was reported missing in early March was found dead near Parachute on Friday.

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Craig police help with rollover accident on U.S. Highway 40: On the Record — March 14

March 15, 2019 — Craig Police Department Thursday, March 14 1:27 a.m. Police in Craig executed a warrant. Craig police said a 20-year-old male Craig resident was arrested on an outside warrant. 3:43 a.m. Near mile marker 93 on U.S. Highway 40, police in Craig responded to an injury crash.

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Craig police: Man accused of child abuse, drugs, weapons charges was on way to Utah

March 15, 2019 — A Texas man was arrested in Craig Tuesday, March 12 and charged with five counts of child abuse and a cadre of drugs and weapons charges. Donald Vincent Mallison, 39, of Como, Texas, was arrested on charges of third-degree felony possession, with intent to manufacture

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Colorado’s HB19-1030 sexting bill passes another House committee

March 15, 2019 — A state bill that seeks to close a gap allowing adults to “sext” or send sexually explicit text messages to minors passed the Colorado House’s Judiciary Committee late Thursday night, March 14. In an email Friday, the bill’s sponsor Rep. Matt Soper (R-Delta) said HB19-1030 is

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Five minutes with the SROs: Snow day!

March 15, 2019 — Hazardous road conditions closed Moffat County’s public schools for the first time in more than 30 years Thursday, March 14. Before spending their snow day on other projects, School Resource Officers Ryan Fritz and Nathan Businger recounted their role in ensuring student safety during the

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Passerby arrested on five counts of child abuse, other drugs and weapons charges: On the Record — March 12, 13

March 14, 2019 — Craig Police Department Tuesday, March 12 12:37 a.m. Near the intersection of East Victory Way and Legion Street, police in Craig responded to a suspicious person. Craig police said they found a party laying, napping next to the road. Craig police said the person was

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