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Fraser man faces felony menacing, domestic violence charges following Saturday incident

August 20, 2018 — A Fraser man is facing a series of charges related to a Saturday incident where it was reported a woman was being held at gunpoint by her boyfriend, according to police. Matthew Denman, 34, of Fraser is facing multiple charges including felony menacing, criminal mischief,

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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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Three sought in Bocco fire; Sheriff’s Office wants to question them after witnesses saw them speeding from the area

June 17, 2018 — WOLCOTT — The 415-acre Bocco Mountain Fire is 100 percent contained, but three people the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office wants to question are not — at least not yet. Detectives with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office want to speak with a group who were seen

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Kremmling police work to identify vehicle occupants after brief pursuit last week

June 10, 2018 — A brief police pursuit in Kremmling last week ended shortly after it began and has left law enforcement officials from the town working to identify multiple subjects who fled from authorities Thursday night. At approximately 11 p.m. Thursday night two officers from the Kremmling Police

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Emergency Response Team called to Winter Park Highlands Saturday morning

June 10, 2018 — Reports of an intoxicated male party with a handgun led Middle Park's Emergency Response Team to be called out early Saturday morning but the incident ended peacefully several hours later without any arrests. At approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning deputies from the Grand County Sheriff's

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Man arrested after Sunday high-speed pursuit near Tabernash facing slew of charges, had outstanding warrants

April 16, 2018 — A high-speed pursuit in eastern Grand County, which reached speeds in excess of 80 mph, ended early Sunday evening with a Brighton man in custody facing a litany of charges. Jared Macias, 29, of Brighton was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including vehicular eluding creating

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Grand County Sheriff’s Department purchases new drone with FLIR system (with video)

April 8, 2018 — Earlier this year the Grand County Sheriff's Department purchased a new unmanned aerial system, more commonly referred to as a drone. The drone, a DJI Matrice 210, is the third drone the department has purchased over the last several years and represents are marked step

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Suspected pipe bombs found during traffic stop near Grand Lake

March 21, 2018 — A late night traffic stop on Highway 34 last Saturday turned out to be anything but routine after local law enforcement officials discovered suspected explosives and other items suspected of being bomb making parts inside the vehicle of a Grand Lake man. Shortly after 11

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Wave of debit card fraud prompts concern from local citizens

March 4, 2018 — Grand County citizens in the Fraser Valley are keeping a close watch on their bank accounts this weekend after citizens began reporting fraudulent cash withdrawals on their accounts connected to ATMs along the Front Range. According to full time Fraser resident Zach Garner the issue

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Abandoning a campfire in Colorado could carry up to six months in jail under proposed law

February 19, 2018 — Leaving a campfire unattended in Colorado could soon be punishable by up to six months in jail under a bill in the state legislature that aims to stamp out an increasingly common source of wildfires. The measure, which sailed through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on

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Grand County police blotter, Jan. 25-29: Biting hands; stealing snowmobiles

January 29, 2018 — FRIDAY, JAN. 26 Crash — It was reported at around 7:30 p.m. that a three-vehicle head-on collision occurred at or around mile post 242 along Highway 40 near Winter Park. Colorado State Patrol was notified of the incident. It was soon after reported there was

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Highway 40 reopens after shelter in place alert issued to area residents

January 24, 2018 — US Highway 40, between Granby and Tabernash, has been reopened and one individual is in police custody after a segment of the roadway was briefly shut down Wednesday evening due to law enforcement activity. Details on what led to the incident were scant early Wednesday

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Rifle PD gets new drug pups — who will be trained to ignore marijuana

October 22, 2017 — As he enters the twilight of his career, Tulo, the Rifle Police Department's drug-sniffing dog, will get to watch his successors grow into the role that has put him among the most famous canines on the Western Slope. Thanks to fundraising by New Castle's 12-year-old

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Man dies following Wednesday shooting at Bear Valley Inn in Craig

October 9, 2017 — CRAIG — One man is dead and his wife is in jail following a shooting Wednesday at Bear Valley Inn in Craig. The couple had been drinking heavily and “messing around” with a rifle — which they reportedly believed was not loaded — in their

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Four men arrested with 120 pounds of marijuana in Rifle, allegedly from a nearby mountain grow operation

October 8, 2017 — A regional drug task force arrested four men found with about 120 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday in Rifle. A couple of the men said they were working at a grow site somewhere in the mountains. A Rifle police officer on patrol spotted an SUV

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Grand County deputies, Kremmling chief testify in excessive force trial

October 5, 2017 — DENVER — Members of the Grand County Sheriff's Office and Kremmling Police Chief Scott Spade testified Thursday in the civil trial of Robert Mark Smith vs. Kremmling, marking the trial's fourth day before a jury. The court also heard from the woman who asked police

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Raid nets 2,700 marijuana plants in illegal growing operation near Redstone

October 1, 2017 — For the third time in five years, federal agencies have raided an illegal marijuana-growing operation in the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest. Law enforcement officials from multiple agencies began efforts Thursday to eradicate a pot patch in the Crystal Valley approximately

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