NEWS

SPECIAL BENCH DEDICATION TO HONOR PARACHUTE BABY

Parachute—The memory of the baby girl who was allegedly beaten to death by her father one year ago today will be honored tonight in Parachute. Local officials will gather with community members to dedicate a special bench at Cottonwood Park in the name of Sarah Ogden. A committee has raised just over two thousand dollars for the effort. One thousand dollars will pay for the shipping and engraving and the rest will be donated to the River Bridge child advocacy center in Glenwood Springs. Meanwhile, Matthew Ogden has yet to be tried for the death of his baby girl. He’s charged with 1st Degree Murder. Sarah’s mother, Amy, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for criminally negligent homicide. Tonight’s bench dedication at Cottonwood Park takes place at 6.

RULISON FIRE DESTROYS HOME

Rulison—A brush fire burned about 50 acres and destroyed a home near Rulison before fire officials got the flames under control Sunday afternoon. The fire had already engulfed the home when Garfield County officials arrived on the scene.There were no reported injuries to humans or animals. The fire did not reach any other structures and a helicopter helped drop water on the flames. Sunday’s brush fire was the second reported in the area in the past week. A fire between Rifle and Rulison closed westbound traffic on Interstate 70 for several hours on Wednesday.

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