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Man accused of frightening behavior
Justin C. Lindauer, 35, was arrested Friday at the apartment building at 3233 Lakeside Drive after his neighbor called the police to report he was screaming outside her door, an affidavit for Lindauer's arrest said.
Potential Coal Ridge High threat deemed not credible
Police and Garfield School District Re-2 officials investigated a potential threat involving talk among students at Coal Ridge High School Wednesday, but have since determined that it was not credible and that the school was not in danger.According to Theresa Hamilton, communications director for Re
CBI: Buckets brimming with pot seized in raid
A note under the Delta Police Department’s door spoke of marijuana stashed in the ceiling of a local home, bound for the black market in Miami.The letter, apparently slipped under the door when the agency’s administrative offices were closed for the Columbus Day holiday, led to an investigation culm
High court reverses contested search by drug suspect
According to the ruling written by Justice Carlos Samour Jr., troopers noticed Bailey acting strangely outside a Fruita gas station, including watching troopers constantly and going back and forth between the gas station store and the car multiple times. One trooper noticed a strong smell of air fre
Man, 74, faces exploitation of child charge
An arrest warrant has been issued for an Aspen man after an elder-care worker allegedly found two photos of a nude young girl in his home.Melvin Seid, 74, faces a felony charge of sexual exploitation of a child, according to the warrant a judge signed Tuesday evening.
BLM has new director for state
Bureau of Land Management official Jamie Connell, who previously worked in northwest Colorado, including on the controversial oil and gas leasing plan on the Roan Plateau near Rifle, will be returning to Colorado to serve as the agency's state director.
Garfield Sheriff says Prop 112 would be devastating
(Editor’s note: This story has been revised from the original version to include a portion of the ballot language that clarifies the new setback rule would apply to any wells that are re-activated after having been “plugged or abandoned.”)With ballots going out to voters this week, Garfield County S
Aspen girl speaks out in video about alleged rape
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 to inform people "about some recent
Sex offender suspected in attempted kidnapping in Aurora; previously arrested in Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)--Police on the Front Range said a registered sex offender is suspected in an attempted kidnapping.Aurora police say 32-year-old Tyler Christensen was arrested after allegedly trying to kidnap an 11-year-old girl last week. She was reportedly walking home from her bu
Aspen DA charges 17-year-old as adult in sexual assault case
An Aspen prosecutor told a judge Monday that he is charging as an adult the 17-year-old who is accused, with a 20-year-old, of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.The juvenile faces a felony charge involving a crime of violence forallegedly assaulting the girl with Keegan Callahan. He sat with his mo
GarCo match supports bid for Riverview School trail
Garfield County has applied for a Colorado Safe Routes to School grant that, if approved, will help create a proposed 1.4-mile trail connecting the Riverview School south of Glenwood Springs to local trail systems.The trail connection would allow students to walk or bike to school to avoid traveling
Police wait for evidence in death of CMU player
Brett Ojiyi, a 21-year-old running back from Los Angeles, California, was shot to death in the early morning hours of Sept. 22 at a home in the 1100 block of Main St. No arrests have been made.
Occupant in camper trailer injured in Highway 82 crash Monday
A 61-year-old male was seriously injured Monday evening when the camper trailer he was riding in behind and SUV rolled over as the rig was attempting to make a turn from Colorado Highway 82.The accident happened about 6:58 p.m. Monday near mile marker 11 westbound, according to Colorado State Patrol
ICE arrests man outside Pitkin County courtroom
Immigration agents on Monday arrested a Carbondale man as he was about to walk into a courtroom in the Pitkin County Courthouse.Enrique Garcia Hernandez’s strange experience with the local judicial system ended abruptly with his arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.Hernandez, 48, h
Water column: Drought has many impacts on cattle ranching
Poor stream flows and extremely dry conditions caused a lot of economic hardship in our area this summer. The Lake Christine Fire resulted in severe financial losses for many businesses, the recreation and fishing industries were severely impacted by low stream flows, and agriculture is experiencing
Both directions of Highway 6 closed near Highway 58 after semi rolls over
Both directions of U.S. Highway 6 were closed after a semi rolled over Monday morning in Clear Creek Canyon. The westbound lanes reopened around 11:22 a.m.The closure runs between Highway 119 and Highway 58.Trooper Josh Lewis said the report of a crash came in at 10:26 a.m. The driver had minor inju
A Surprise Proposal in the Hills of Aspen, Colorado! - Green Wedding Shoes
Rob + David went on their first road trip together to Colorado this past summer. It was there that David started thinking about a meaningful way to propose to the love of his life. As this was a momentous trip to them, David thought why not take Rob to the Maroon Bells in Colorado later that fall fo
South Graham Mesa Trail Project in Rifle – The Sopris Sun
It’s the last public project of the season, and we’re diggin’ deep to bring a new trail to the Rifle trail system. RFOV is partnering with City of Rifle and RAMBO – Rifle Area Mountain Biking Organization for this project on the South Graham Mesa Trail!
Orchard Mesa Middle School Celebrates Annual Rock-A-Thon Fundraiser
These students enjoyed the day off from school and Instead had the chance to rock around. The fundraiser Is used to benefit the orchestra, band, choir and other music programs on campus. The middle schoolers took part in raising funds, then came back to school and rocked in rocking chairs for up to
Midland Avenue wreck causing traffic to be re-routed
Due to a major accident on Midland Avenue beneath Petco at the Glenwood Meadows, Midland Avenue is currently closed in both directions, according to Glenwood Springs Police.