Burglary nets $6,200 from South Glenwood home
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Local police are seeking information about a burglary that happened on March 15 at an undisclosed residence in South Glenwood Springs, according to the Garfield County Crimestoppers alert system.
Some time between 7:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. on that day, an unknown suspect or suspects broke into the home and stole approximately eight bottles of wine, a 52-inch Mitsubishi flat screen TV, a Wii gaming system with two controllers, and iMac desktop computer with wireless mouse and keyboard, a white MacBook laptop with case, a PC monitor, an electric teapot, an exercise heart monitor, a down comforter, two jewelry boxes containing about $1,500 in jewelry, roughly $300 in coins, $400 in cash, a U.S. Passport, a U.S. Navy commendation medal, military issue .45 cal. ammunition, a digital camera, two electric hair clippers, and an iPod with speakers and a charging dock.
The estimated total value of the haul is $6,200, and the burglars caused about $150 in damage to the home.
Tipsters can remain anonymous and, if their tip leads to the arrest or indictment of the suspect or suspects in this crime, can earn up to $1,000.
Call 970-945-1010 or go to http://www.garcocrimestoppers.com and click the “report a tip” tab.
Council seat, ballot question decided today
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Today is the last day for city of Glenwood Springs voters to cast ballots in the election for an at-large City Council seat and one ballot question.
As of Monday afternoon, 1,274 of the 4,425 ballots that were mailed to registered active city voters in mid-March had been completed and returned, according to City Clerk Robin Unsworth.
That represents an approximately 29 percent turnout with one day left to return ballots. Completed ballots may still be dropped off at Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. Eighth St., until 7 p.m. today.
City voters are asked to decide the lone contested race for an at-large City Council seat, between incumbent Stephen Bershenyi and challenger Lyle Beattie.
Also on the ballot is a single question, asking voter permission for the city to sell two parcels of land near the corner of Seventh Street and Colorado Avenue.
Garfield County has expressed interest in buying the parcels to combine with adjacent county-owned land for expanded parking. Voter approval would give the city permission to negotiate with the county.
Provencio named new deputy forest supervisor
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Heather Provencio has been selected as the new deputy forest supervisor of the White River National Forest, forest officials announced Monday.
Provencio is currently the district ranger on the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Ariz.
“I am delighted to welcome Heather to the White River National Forest,” Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams said in a press release. “She brings a wealth of experience on a wide variety of natural resource management issues and has demonstrated outstanding success working with communities and partners throughout her career.”
Provencio has been with the Forest Service for 22 years, working in a variety of positions including district ranger, acting forest supervisor in Oregon, and as a staff archeologist in the southwestern United States.
She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology from Northern Arizona University, and has significant experience in managing large, complex recreation programs.
“I am excited to join the White River National Forest,” Provencio said. “The White River is one of the flagship forests in the system, and I am eager to come to work with the communities and partners on the forest.”
Provencio is expected to begin her new post in early June.
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