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Firefighters suggest Christmas tree safety tips (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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? (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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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Court proceedings start for suspect in county embezzlement-case (14)

July 8, 2014 — 

Grand County Court Judge Ben McClelland has set former Grand County Building Department employee Brigid Irish’s trial-setting conference for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2014. The new date will give Irish’s defense …

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Fourth of July accident: Judge postpones ruling on Ackerman felony counts (15)

July 1, 2014 — 

The 14th Judicial District Judge Mary Hoak moved the date of arraignment for Lucas Ackerman on a second DUI charge to July 10, 2014. Last week, 14th Judicial District Attorney …

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D.A. to dismiss felonies for fatal July 4 Grand Lake collision (16)

June 24, 2014 — 

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — The 14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey announced he will move to dismiss all felony counts against Lucas Ackerman in relation to the July 4, 2013, …

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Photo: Police conduct K-9 training in Granby (17)

June 13, 2014 — 

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It Happened In Grand (18)

June 6, 2014 — 

Senior pranksters vandalize school, are identified Law enforcement responded to a fire alarm at Middle Park High School around 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, and found the building had …

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BRCR 841 near Tabernash closed due to washout (19)

May 29, 2014 — 

Rushing water from Meadow Creek has washed out the roadway on County Road 841 near Tabernash on Thursday evening, May 29. The road accesses the Hurd Creek area. Grand County …

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Two men charged with vandalism of BLM facilities (20)

May 26, 2014 — 

Two Kremmling men must each perform 100 hours of community service and pay up to $5,500 in fines for vandalizing Bureau of Land Management facilities at the Confluence Recreation Site …

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