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Rocky Mountain National Park rangers locate Trail Ridge Road ‘hiker’ (1)

January 29, 2015 — 

Jay Starr Jr., 34, of Cohoes, N.Y., led Rocky Mountain National Park rangers and other searchers on a multi-day goose chase along Trail Ridge Road, which the man told park …

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BLM plans to burn slash piles south of Parshall (2)

January 20, 2015 — 

The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn 75 slash piles of lodgepole pine now through February if weather conditions are favorable. Fire personnel burned 35 …

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Photos: Firefighters save house on Lake Granby (3)

January 20, 2015 — 

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Photos: Skier triggers avalanche near Berthoud Pass (4)

January 18, 2015 — 

These photos show an avalanche west of Berthoud Pass above Current Creek that a skier triggered Saturday afternoon, Jan. 17. Grand County Search and Rescue responded to the incident just …

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Brigid Irish makes first District Court appearance (5)

January 13, 2015 — 

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Brigid Irish, accused of misappropriating more than half a million dollars in Grand County Building Department funds, was in District Court for the first time Monday …

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Texas woman suspected of stealing $451,755 from Grand County ranch (6)

January 8, 2015 — 

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday, Jan. 7, in District Court for 46-year-old Elizabeth Carmichael on suspicion of felony theft, according to a statement from …

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Grand County snowmobile accidents bookend Christmas (7)

December 30, 2014 — 

Christmas wasn’t so merry for a few Grand County visitors who were involved in snowmobile accidents last week. Both accidents occurred on the Grand Lake Trail System and resulted moderate …

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Firefighters suggest Christmas tree safety tips (8)

December 18, 2014 — 

In 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 230 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees. Home Christmas tree fires caused an average of six …

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Rocky Mountain Park murder suspect pleads not guilty (9)

November 25, 2014 — 

A man charged with the first-degree murder of his wife in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), Harold Henthorn, pleaded not guilty last week in federal court. Henthorn is charged with …

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Brigid Irish headed to District Court (10)

November 18, 2014 — 

Brigid Irish, the sole defendant in the case of $500,000 stolen from the Grand County Building Department, was back in Grand County Court on Monday afternoon. Irish and her legal …

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Rocky Mountain National Park homicide? (11)

November 6, 2014 — 

First Degree murder charges were filed Wednesday against a Highlands Ranch man in the death of his wife in Rocky Mountain National Park in 2012. Harold Henthorn has been charged …

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Suspect in Grand County Building Dept. case waives right to hearing (12)

November 4, 2014 — 

The ongoing legal tribulations of Brigid Irish continued on Monday, Nov. 3, when Irish appeared by phone with her attorney in Grand County Court before Judge Ben McClelland for a …

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Prime suspect named in RMNP vandalism case (13)

October 30, 2014 — 

The National Park Service (NPS) is investigating a string of vandalism cases first reported to the agency on Oct. 20, including an incident in Rocky Mountain National Park. In a …

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Robinson sentenced to 10 years in million dollar burglary case (14)

October 23, 2014 — 

William Congr Robinson has been sentenced to 10 years prison in the Colorado Department of Corrections, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of …

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Berthoud Pass avalanche system delayed until 2015 (15)

September 25, 2014 — 

The installation of an avalanche trigger system on Berthoud Pass will have to wait until next spring, officials say. Though the U.S. Forest Service approved and permitted the project earlier …

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High speed chase suspect appears in Court (16)

August 21, 2014 — 

In the early morning hours of May 6, Brian Unger, 26, of Longmont, led Grand County law enforcement officers on a half-hour long high speed chase, according to court documents. …

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Considerations in reducing wildfire risks in Grand County (17)

August 21, 2014 — 

Everything you do involves some measure of risk. Living in Grand County comes with great benefits, but with that comes the risk of wildfire. Risk cannot be eliminated but it …

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Authorities investigate injury accident near City Market in Granby (18)

August 18, 2014 — 

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle injury accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 40 at the intersection leading into the Granby City Market area. On Fri. Aug. 15, …

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UPDATED: Wildfire south of Granby fully contained (19)

July 29, 2014 — 

9:32 a.m. — The “553 fire” near Cottonwood Pass is fully contained. Light rain assisted fire crews in keeping the blaze around 1 acre in size, according to a press …

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Man who struck family in Grand Lake Fourth of July highway accident sentenced to one year in jail (20)

July 10, 2014 — 

Lucas Ackerman has received a one-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to a second DUI offense in relation to the July 4, 2013, accident that left one man dead and …

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