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GLENWOOD BANK ROBBER STILL ON THE LOOSE Glenwood Springs—The man who robbed the Vectra Bank at 8th and Grand late Friday afternoon is still being sought by local and federal authorities. The suspect, a white man wearing a straw hat … Continue reading

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BLM CANCELS THOMPSON DIVIDE LEASES Glenwood Springs—25 oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide have been canceled by the Bureau of Land Management putting an end to a long, bitter feud between the energy industry and local conservationists. The … Continue reading

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GARCO APPROVES CONSERVATION EASEMENT Glenwood Springs—With a unanimous vote, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners endorsed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s acquisition of a conservation easement and perpetual hunting access easement on the north half of the Bershenyi Ranch. The … Continue reading

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Carbondale Fire Department Fighting Sewell Mesa Fire

***** 7/30/2016 4:30 PM UPDATE:  Fire crews reached 100% containment this afternoon and expect to continue “mopping up” the fire through Sunday.  Highway 133 will be open in both directions overnight (from 8:00 PM Saturday until 8:00 AM Sunday).  On Sunday, one … Continue reading

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Highway 13 “Good Samaritan” Shot Himself

Authorities say the man who claimed to have been shot while attempting to help another motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle earlier this month was not such a good samaritan after all…  According to a press release from the Garfield … Continue reading

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Plane Crash Report Released

A report on a plane crash in southern Colorado says the pilot had been warned not to fly into Pagosa Springs because of winter weather before his aircraft went down, killing him and his girlfriend. The National Transportation Safety Board … Continue reading

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Search Ends for Montrose Woman

Mesa County authorities have called off their search for an 82-year-old woman with dementia who was last seen at a Montrose bowling alley almost two weeks ago. Mary Finnegan left the Rose Bowl on July 15th and was expected back … Continue reading

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Kidnapping Suspect In Court

The Colorado Springs man accused of taking hostages near Independence Pass on Wednesday made his first court appearance in Aspen yesterday. 30-year-old Brolin McConnell is facing charges of first-degree kidnapping for holding 3 men at gunpoint on Lincoln Creek Road … Continue reading

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BLM Fire Restrictions in GarCo

It’s become another unmistakable and sadly inevitable sign of summer in Colorado – fire restrictions put in place each year by officials trying to do everything they can to keep huge portions of the western U.S. from going up in … Continue reading

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Armed Man Takes Hostage Near Independence Pass

Pitkin County Deputies were able to peacefully resolve a dangerous situation that unfolded yesterday near Independence Pass when an armed man took at least one person hostage and fired shots at the officers. The Colorado Springs man, whose identity has … Continue reading

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