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Man found with 40 grams of meth pleads guilty to possession, intent to distribute

January 31, 2019 — HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Matthew Etten pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute methamphetamine, a class 2 Drug Felony. Grand County District Court Judge Mary Hoak set April 11 at 1:30 p.m. for his sentencing, according to the court. Etten

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Fewer DUI arrests in 2018 as CDOT copes with funding losses

January 6, 2019 — The number of motorists arrested for driving under the influence may have fallen this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean fewer drivers are taking to the roads while impaired, according to state officials. Each year the Colorado Department of Transportation rolls out The Heat Is

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Drug overdose deaths continue to rise, new CDC report finds

January 1, 2019 — As overdose deaths continue to rise, more are being attributed to the use of synthetic opioids, rather than prescription or heroin abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report in December 2017, the latest data available, detailing the growing number of drug

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1 defendant pleads guilty in Grand Lake burglary ring case

December 23, 2018 — Grand Lake's long simmer burglary ring case continues to progress through the court system in Grand County with one defendant pleading guilty in late November. MILES On Nov. 29, 25-year old Joshua Miles pleaded guilty to a single count of felony theft, a class six

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Does cannabis cost or pay? Study claims marijuana costs $4.50 for every $1 it generates

December 9, 2018 — Coloradans spend $4.57 to mitigate marijuana's effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study. Colorado Christian University's Centennial Institute scoured 2017 data to try to understand the economic and social costs of legal marijuana, said Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice president of public

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Judge Hoak denies request to reconsider Brandon Wilson plea agreement

November 19, 2018 — A motion to reconsider a plea agreement in an ongoing case related to a fatal car crash that occurred on Highway 9 in 2017 was rejected by District Court Judge Mary Hoak earlier this month. Hoak filed her ruling denying the request to reconsider on

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Court rules against Kremmling’s Robert Mark Smith in probation violation case

November 14, 2018 — Kremmling resident Robert Mark Smith's legal concerns deepened Wednesday afternoon after Grand County Court Judge Nicholas Catanzarite ruled that Smith had violated the terms of his probation earlier this year. Catanzarite's ruling came after nearly three hours of court proceedings Nov. 14, during which time

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Local authorities release additional details in last week’s fatal shooting

November 13, 2018 — Local investigators are still reviewing a fatal shooting incident that occurred last week in Grand County while cautioning that any final legal determinations could be months away. Centennial resident Ernest "Ernie" Ackerly, 43, was shot and killed Nov. 5 by one of his hunting partners

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UPDATED: Coroner IDs hunter killed in potential accidental shooting

November 5, 2018 — (Updated Tuesday, Nov. 6 with name of the deceased.) Local authorities are currently investigating a possible hunting accident Monday morning that resulted in the death of one man. Details on the developing investigation were sparse Monday, but officials from the Grand County Sheriff's Office confirmed

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Two suspects identified in Kremmling car burglaries

November 2, 2018 — Kremmling Police Department have identified two suspects in a string of car burglaries that occurred in Kremmling earlier this week. James Walter Russell, 23, and Brook Lynn Ewing, 21, both of Kremmling, were identified after officers followed leads in their investigation of 15 to 20

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Community and communication: Kremmling’s new Police Chief talks shop

October 15, 2018 — Kremmling's new Chief of Police Jamie Lucas has a particular philosophy when it comes to policing and it can be summed up in one word: listen. "My law enforcement philosophy would be listening," Lucas said. "Listening to the citizens needs on how they want me

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Court proceedings continued for burglary ring suspects

October 10, 2018 — Ongoing court proceedings surrounding a suspected burglary ring in the Grand Lake area continued last week with no substantive action. In late August local law enforcement officials arrested six individuals in connection to a case that involved a string of burglaries that occurred in the

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Court proceedings pushed in City Market theft case

October 10, 2018 — Court proceedings for Penny Sanchez Rivera, charged with a pair of felonies in connection to a Sept. 7 incident at City Market in Granby, got underway this week in Hot Sulphur Springs. Her first scheduled court appearance was Oct. 9 for an arraignment. Those proceedings

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Local man faces kidnapping, assault charges following September arrest

October 7, 2018 — A mid-September incident in Granby involving multiple individuals ended with one man in custody facing a slew of serious charges including kidnapping. On Sept. 16 shortly before 10 p.m. an officer from the Granby Police Department was dispatched to an address on Agate Avenue in

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Police arrest 6 in connection with more than 40 burglaries around Grand Lake

August 28, 2018 — Following almost a year of investigation, six individuals were taken into police custody and charged this week in connection with a string of burglaries and thefts in the Grand Lake area, according to local officials. The Grand County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday confirmed the arrests

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Fraser man faces felony charges after allegedly holding woman at gunpoint

August 20, 2018 — A Fraser man is facing a series of charges related to an incident Saturday when he allegedly held his girlfriend at gunpoint, according to police. Matthew Denman, 34, of Fraser is facing multiple charges including felony menacing, criminal mischief, obstructing communications and domestic violence following

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Granby hires new code enforcement officer

August 12, 2018 — A new face is patrolling the streets and alleys of Granby this summer now that the tenure Granby's new Code Enforcement Officer has begun. On July 30 Illinois native and former law enforcement officer Rich Carlson started in his new position as Granby's Code Enforcement

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Man hit by car early Sunday hospitalized with serious injuries

August 12, 2018 — GRANBY — A 26-year-old man was flown to Denver early Sunday morning, sustaining serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in Granby shortly after midnight. At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the man was walking in Granby, on the town's western end, when

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Summit County sees rash of high-end bike thefts; police open investigation

August 12, 2018 — Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating a string of high-end bike thefts that have taken place in Summit County over recent months. At least 23 bikes have been reported stolen in the county since early May and police believe the thefts may be linked

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Sheriff’s department returns to Hot Sulphur building after fire prompts restoration project

August 5, 2018 — Roughly eight months after a fire forced a late night evacuation of the Grand County Jail and the 911 Dispatch Center officials from the Grand County Sheriff's Department are back at work in their offices in Hot Sulphur Springs. On Nov. 6 last year a

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