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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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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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