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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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Rifle I-70 Traffic Fatality

*****7/28/16 4:40 PM Update:  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmier identified the victim in Wednesday’s crash as 39 year old Daniel Jacob Kobrin of Glenwood Springs.  Glassmire says Kobrin was born and raised in Crested Butte and had recently lived in … Continue reading

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Glenwood Canyon Update

Travelers expecting to be stuck for several hours on either side of Glenwood Canyon today actually got a reprieve due to high winds that forced CDOT to push back the rockfall mitigation work that was scheduled to completely close the … Continue reading

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Helicopter Used Today to Place Rockfall Netting in Glenwood Canyon

The Thursday helicopter work was cancelled, but the media was allowed to film today’s efforts: The helicopter in the video is attempting to place a pole which will eventually hold rockfall netting in place.

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Pair Arrested in GJ for Utah Murder

Authorities in Grand Junction have arrested two people in connection with the shooting death of a man in Utah. 27-year-old Mark Mair and 19-year-old Elcha Hatch were arrested after a brief standoff at a home Monday night. Mair is suspected … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunter’s Remains Found

A Colorado treasure hunter who disappeared earlier this year while searching for an author’s cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe. Santa … Continue reading

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Glenwood Man Attacks Brother

Garfield County authorities arrested a Glenwood Springs man this past weekend after they say he attempted to kill his brother by slicing his throat. 30-year-old Brian Dunlap is now facing attempted murder charges after he attacked his brother, 33-year-old Jason … Continue reading

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Glenwood Canyon Closure

***** UPDATE:  Helicopter operations in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday, July 28 have been cancelled, so the road will remain open until an alternate date can be determined for the work. Whichever side of Glenwood Canyon you’re on right now, if … Continue reading

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Black-Footed Ferret Is Back

An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets today near Meeteetse (me-TEET’-see). Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct … Continue reading

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Jury Selection Starts in GJ Murder

Nearly a decade after a Grand Junction woman disappeared, a man accused of kidnapping and killing her is about to stand trial in her death. Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Lester Ralph Jones and is expected to … Continue reading

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