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Early morning high speed pursuit ends with wreck and arrest

September 19, 2017 — An early morning high speed police pursuit in Grand County ended with a wreck, injuries to one person, and extensive criminal charges for a 24-year-old Lakewood man. The entire incident kicked off early Tuesday morning, around midnight, when deputies with the Routt County Sheriff's Office […]

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Grand County police blotter: Snoozing outside McDonald’s; doing drugs in bathrooms

August 16, 2017 — MONDAY, Aug. 14 Fire call — Officials with East Grand Fire Department responded at around 8:20 a.m. to the Fraser Valley Sports Complex in Tabernash on a report of a strong smell of natural gas in the area of the hockey arena. It was found […]

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Aspen area’s Elk Mountains are in a league of their own for risk

August 8, 2017 — Capitol Peak is considered one of the toughest hikes among Colorado's mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation, but some of its neighbors in Pitkin County remain more deadly. Two hikers have died at different places under different circumstances on Capitol Peak this summer, so experts […]

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Beware of local door-to-door magazine scam, sheriff warns

July 25, 2017 — The Grand County Sheriff's Department is warning citizens to be wary of a possible magazine sales scam that has already duped at least two local residents. A group of individuals, described between the ages of 17 to 20, on Saturday reportedly began soliciting magazine sales […]

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Wildland fires: Inside an investigation

July 24, 2017 — Behind every wildfire is a mystery: How did it start? Was it human-caused? And, if so, who's responsible? The recent Peak 2 Fire in Summit County, which forced hundreds of residential evacuations and a $2 million bill for emergency services, was found to be the […]

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News from our neighbors: Man arrested after claiming to be former NFL player

July 18, 2017 — A 25-year-old man attempted to usurp the identity of a well-known former NFL receiver Friday in a bid to purchase more than $18,000 worth of merchandise from Louis Vuitton in downtown Aspen, police said in court documents. Mervin Cabe of Miami told employees at the […]

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Irish out of prison, still in custody

June 1, 2017 — Brigid Irish is out of prison, but is still in custody. Irish was released April 19 from the La Vista Correctional Facility in Pueblo and was transferred to the Garfield County Community Corrections facility in Rifle. She is currently being held as an offender in […]

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Fourth trespassing charges brought against Clifford Anderson

May 2, 2017 — Troubles continued last week for a Winter Park man following an encounter with law enforcement that led to his fourth trespassing-related arrest since late 2016. On April 27 at around noon, a Colorado state trooper noticed a man standing next to his garage on County […]

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Copper Mountain Resort sex assault trial ends in jury stalemate

April 4, 2017 — A sexual assault case from 2014 ended with a hung jury on Monday, demonstrating the difficulty of adjudicating complex sex assault cases — particularly when alcohol is involved. Prosecutors will decide whether or not to re-try the case at a status conference scheduled for next […]

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Clear Creek coroner: Loveland Ski Area ski patrol mishandled dead skier’s body

March 29, 2017 — There wasn't much to see by the time a Clear Creek County sheriff's deputy arrived on the scene of a skier death at Loveland Ski Area on the morning of March 24. Earlier that day, however, snowboarder Mary Radke witnessed a sight that shook her […]

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As heroin ODs rise, Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin agencies consider antidote

March 26, 2017 — Heroin is running rampant across the United States. Though it has been slower to arrive in Garfield and neighboring counties, local law enforcement agencies are putting measures in place to be ready when it does. "We continue to see heroin much more than I ever […]

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The human factor: Mistakes happen in the backcountry

March 23, 2017 — "Yeah, but a mistake is a mistake even if you get away with it." – Ed Viesturs I first heard of the human factor at the Summit County Avalanche Seminar a dozen or more years ago. The speaker in the advanced track spoke about how […]

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Shooting, driving simulator offered at Coffee with a Cop

March 21, 2017 — Members of Grand County law enforcement and community policing organizations are hosting a community meet and greet session with the public this week at the Granby Town Hall. The first night of the event, called Coffee with a Cop, was held Tuesday March 21. A […]

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Public safety briefs: Craig man dies after rollover accident west of Kremmling

March 17, 2017 — Linsmayer burn violation case continued to March 27 The court proceedings of Christopher Linsmayer have been continued once again. Linsmayer was scheduled to appear in Grand County Court before Judge Nick Catanzarite on Monday March 13 on a burn permit violation stemming from an incident […]

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Charges filed in third trespassing-related case for Cliff Anderson

March 15, 2017 — The legal troubles for Winter Park resident Clifford Anderson continue to mount. On Tuesday Feb. 28, the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed additional criminal charges against the 59-year-old male related to an alleged attempted trespassing incident. Anderson is already facing criminal charges in two […]

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Menacing moose tranquilized, removed from Breckenridge Nordic Center

March 14, 2017 — Officers from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Breckenridge Police Department successfully tranquilized and relocated three adult moose from Breckenridge Nordic Center on Sunday, March 12, after reports that the animals had been threatening skiers. The move came on the heels of a viral video […]

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Grand County police blotter: An unwanted package in Grand Lake

February 26, 2017 — Feb. 22 10:16 a.m. Report of a reckless driver in a red Ford Explorer in the Parshall area. 10:54 a.m. Authorities called to Beaver Village Condos on reports of a subject trying to break into cars. 11:36 a.m. Colorado State Patrol informed local authorities of […]

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Grand County police blotter: Burned food at Granby senior center draws fire fighters

February 23, 2017 — Feb. 21 12:44 a.m. Verbal warning given to parties engaged in verbal dispute in Granby area. 8:39 a.m. Ambulance called to Granby area on report of a 70-year-old man conscious and breathing suffering from kidney stones. 8:48 a.m. Ambulance called to Grand Lake area on […]

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Anderson charged in second trespassing case

February 7, 2017 — A pair of criminal cases involving Winter Park resident Clifford Anderson will soon be headed back to court. Anderson is scheduled to appear for arraignment before Grand County Court Judge Nick Catanzarite on Monday, Feb. 13, on two criminal trespassing cases and one traffic case, […]

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Parker Seeman pleads guilty

February 7, 2017 — The criminal court proceedings for Parker Seemann of Winter Park have come to a close. On Thursday, Feb. 2, Seemann, 22, accepted a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Attempt to Commit Second Degree Burglary. Seemann was sentenced to 4 1/2 […]

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