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On Nov. 25 around 1 a.m., the Colorado State Patrol responded to a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. The crash occurred just east of the Grizzly Creek rest area at milepost 122. The 27-year-old driver, who hails from Summertown, Tenn., was not hurt. The truck was eastbound when it lost control and collided with the concrete median barrier, jackknifed across the eastbound lanes and collided with the guardrail. The highway was closed for more than two hours while crews cleaned up the mess. The highway was snowpacked and icy and the driver was cited for driving too fast for conditions. On Nov. 21, Silt police cited several more Silt-, New Castle-, and Rifle-area teens with underage drinking in connection with a party on Nov. 8. In addition, two employees of a Silt liquor store were charged Nov. 21 with allegedly selling beer and hard liquor to a 16-year-old youth who, in turn, provided it to other underage youths at the party. Clerk Marjorie T. Lyons, 65, of Silt was charged with selling alcoholic beverages to a minor and store owner and liquor license holder Sharon Marie Heil, 60, of Silt was charged with permitting the sale of alcoholic beverages to a minor. Silt police have also identified an adult who allegedly provided marijuana to underage youths at the same party. Charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor are pending. The case remains under investigation.-On Nov. 22, Silt police contacted two juveniles and reportedly discovered that they were under the influence of marijuana. While no drugs were found on the youths, a report of the incident was submitted to their respective probation officers.-On Nov. 23, a very upset resident contacted Silt police to report that the contractors working on an adjacent home had damaged her motor home and fence while pulling down a tree with a piece of heavy equipment. The resident estimated the damage to her property could be as high as $7,000. Larry Sipes, 59, of Grand Junction and Dana Lee Harvey, 49, of Glade Park were each issued summonses for the municipal offense of injuring or destroying private property. -On Nov. 23, Silt officers were asked to assist the Colorado State Patrol by stopping a REDDI vehicle heading into their jurisdiction on I-70. While the driver was turned over to CSP on DUI charges, Silt police also noted that an underage passenger had allegedly been consuming alcoholic beverages. Javier A. Rivera-Ponce, 20, of Durham, N.C., was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and released on a summons to a sober party.-On Nov. 23, two Glenwood Springs residents wanted on warrants turned themselves in to Silt police on Saturday. Jose Hector Delcid-Guevara, 26, was found to be wanted on a nationwide felony warrant for failing to appear on criminal impersonation charges. He posted his $15,000 bond with the aid of his bondsman and was released pending his new court date. In the second case, Brian Darrell Murphy, 23, had a felony warrant for failing to appear on charges of menacing with a weapon. He posted his $10,000 bond through his bondsman and was released pending his new court date.


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