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Embattled District Attorney Colleen Truden emerged relatively unscathed from a meeting with the Garfield County Commissioners Monday. Truden updated the commission on budget items and answered a question about employing her husband Fred Truden.Commissioner Trsi Houpt asked if Trudens husband was on the county payroll as has been alleged in recent newspaper stories. Truden said when she took office in January she needed the computers serviced and was told no one in the county was available until April.As a stop gap Fred provided limited services to meet our immediate needs. That was it, Truden said, adding that he was not on the county payroll but was paid and was issued a badge to get into the county courthouse after hours.Truden was questioned about her husband by the Pitkin County Commissioners last Tuesday and also told them he was not on the payroll but was hired to provide some computer services and also did volunteer work.
Polly Malehorn seldom finds positives in having multiple sclerosis, but she considers musician Chris Isaak’s song play list a memorable fringe benefit.I like to go to concerts at Red Rocks, and I sit in the front row for a lot of shows, said Malehorn, who has seen rock stars such as Neil Young, Don Henle and Natalie Merchant at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colo. I can get handicapped seating, so that goes to show theres a few perks in having MS. Ive collected a lot of guitar picks and my husband got one of Neil Youngs drummers sticks.For 22 years, Malehorn has suffered symptoms of MS, defined by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a chronic, unpredictable neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. The disease is not considered fatal, however there is no cure.
Last month Wes Burke traded teaching at Glenwood Springs High School, for diplomacy in Belarus and Lithuania.Burke visited the countries, officially, to help spread capitalism to the former Soviet Republics.But what Burke came away with is a sense of how dramatically since Belarus and LIthuania have transformed since Russia formally recognized thier indpendence in 1991. Burke saw a sense of entrepenuership, freedom and opportunity everywhere he went, he said.
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Facing the loss of five crucial games down the stretch due to COVID-19 quarantine rules, the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team’s postseason fate looked uncertain and totally out of the team’s control.