News, November 8th

Carbondale–KEEP YOUR HOMES AND CARS LOCKED UP IN CARBONDALE.
THAT’S THE WARNING FROM POLICE AS THEY LOOK FOR
A COUPLE OF THIEVES WHO’VE BEEN ON A TEAR
LATELY, BREAKING INTO FIVE VEHICLES AND THREE
HOMES AND STEALING WHATEVER THEY CAN GET
THEIR HANDS ON. ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS,
THE CRIME SPREE BEGAN ON MONDAY WHEN A CAR
WAS STOLEN FROM THE 100 BLOCK OF NORTH 8TH
STREET. THE NEXT NIGHT, THE BURGLARS GOT
TO WORK AROUND 6 O’CLOCK AND BROKE INTO A
HOME ON EUCLID AVENUE. THE RESIDENT CAME
HOME TO FIND THE TWO AND ONE OF THEM WAS
ARMED. THEY DASHED OUT OF THE HOUSE WITHOUT
ANYONE GETTING HURT. 45 MINUTES LATER A HOME
ON VITO’S WAY WAS BURGLARIZED AND A THIRD HOME
NEARBY WAS BROKEN INTO AT THE SAME TIME. TWO
UNLOCKED VEHICLES ON EUCLID AND LINCOLN AVENUE
WERE ALSO BROKEN INTO TUESDAY NIGHT AND A CAR
WAS STOLEN FROM CLEVELAND PLACE BUT WAS RECOVERED
IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS YESTERDAY MORNING. POLICE
SAY THE HOMES AND CARS THAT WERE BROKEN INTO
WERE EASY TARGETS BECAUSE THEY WERE UNLOCKED.
ONE OF THE STOLEN CARS HAD THE KEYS LEFT INSIDE.
THE MEN BEING SOUGHT BY POLICE ARE DESCRIBED
AS LATINO, ABOUT 5-7 TO 5-10, ONE WITH AN
AVERAGE BUILD AND THE OTHER IS SAID TO BE A
LITTLE BIGGER. WITNESSES SAY THEY WERE BOTH
WEARING DARK, HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS. IF YOU
HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THESE BREAK-INS,
CALL THE CARBONDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT
963-2662 OR CRIMESTOPPERS OF GARFIELD COUNTY
AT 945-0101 TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND POSSIBLY
EARN A REWARD OF UP TO A THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Glenwood Springs–GARFIELD COUNTY IS LOOKING TO CLOSE THE DEAL
TO BUY THE OLD GLENWOOD SPRINGS CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE BUILDING ON GRAND AVENUE. THE
COUNTY HAS AGREED TO BUY THE BUILDING AND
THE LAND THAT ON WHICH AXTELL PARK SITS
FOR 210 THOUSAND DOLLARS. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
AND THE CITY COUNCIL PLAN TO MEET TONIGHT
TO FINALIZE THE DEAL WITH ASSURANCES FROM
THE COUNTY THAT THE PROPERTY WILL NOT BE
TORN DOWN AND TURNED INTO A PARKING LOT.
COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN JOHN MARTIN
HELD A MEEETING IN THE PARK WITH CONCERNED
CITIZENS LAST MONTH TO ALLAY ANY FEARS
ABOUT THE PARK DISAPPEARING. MARTIN
SAYS THE COUNTY’S INTENTION IS TO SPRUCE
UP THE BUILDING AND USE IT AS OFFICE
SPACE. THERE’S A WORKSESSION FIRST
WITH THE COUNTY AND THE CITY COUNCIL
THEN A PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD FROM
7-8:30 TONIGHT AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

Elsewhere in the news…

DENVER (AP) – A top Colorado drug enforcement task force is disbanding over a lack of resources. The South Metro Drug Task force serving Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert counties has been fighting drug crimes for 23 years. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said today that drug enforcement will still be handled by local agencies.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials have fined a medical helicopter pilot from Arizona after he was accused of harassing wildlife by a group of hunters who said he was flying low over an elk herd. Authorities said that Owen Park of Page was issued penalty points against his hunting and fishing privileges and ordered to pay a $200 fine. Officials say Park and his crew were returning to Arizona after delivering a patient to a hospital in Grand Junction.

DENVER (AP) – Plans to open an all-boys charter school in Denver are being scrapped. The school had been set to open next August and serve boys in grades 6 through 12. However, Denver Public Schools announced Wednesday that the Denver school’s board of directors was giving up its charter because the founders of Miller-McCoy are taking new jobs.

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