NEWS

GARCO CORONER RULES MURDER-SUICIDE WITH GLENWOOD COUPLE

Glenwood Springs—The final chapter of the tragic story of a longtime and beloved Glenwood Springs couple has finally been written.  According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the shooting deaths of Joseph Llewellyn and Mary Kent last October 18th was a murder-suicide.   Glassmire, the Glenwood Springs Police Department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation also confirmed early suspicions that the 79 year old Llewellyn shot his wife in the head before pulling the trigger on himself.  Llewellyn died instantly while Mary Kent survived for 10 days before being taken off life support at Valley View Hospital.  She was 73.  Authorities say the forensic evidence and DNA samples taken from their home ruled out a third person being involved in the shootings.

JOHN MARTIN PREPARES FOR TRIP TO D.C.

Glenwood Springs—He’s going to the nation’s capitol soon hoping for a more receptive audience willing to hear Garfield County’s concerns about land management, energy development and strange-looking birds.  County Commission Chairman John Martin will be attending the National Association of Counties annual conference in Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers, lobbyists and fellow county leaders from around the country. Martin says Garfield County has made a name for itself and gained a reputation as a formidable voice dealing with issues important to the western United States.  Martin will extend an invitation to federal officials to come to Garfield County for more in-depth discussions to help solve problems.  The NACO conference in D.C. will be held February 25th through March 1st.