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The last time Helen Mytty spoke with her daughter, Dana, she asked the 17-year-old what color jacket she wanted from China Town in San Francisco.She said red.Several days later, the petite teen with sandy brown hair was gone.Helen, her husband, Ruben, and Danas 12 siblings arent sure about the circumstances behind Danas disappearance. All they know is that she hasnt called and its been an extremely long week filled with worry.You go over this line of anger to anxiety. You feel so helpless, said Helen, as she sat on the back porch of her Missouri Heights home. Im not mad, but Im scared because I dont think she knows how mean and wicked this world is.Danas 27-year-old brother Doug said she stayed the night at a friends house in Basalt on Thursday, Aug. 18. An anonymous tipster called the Mytty home Wednesday and said he didnt want to be a narc, but saw her at the Telluride Mushroom Festival with a male from the El Jebel area similar in age to Dana.Thats all the information the Mytty family has on Danas whereabouts.
Dressed in a bright red, high-security prison uniform, Loy Dean Vondette, 43, made an appearance in Garfield County District Court Wednesday afternoon to hear the charges being filed against him in at least one of his criminal cases.A convicted sex offender, Vondette is no stranger to the courtroom. He was convicted of two cases of sexual assault in 1993 in Garfield County and served six years in prison.His most recent charges stem from an incident in Rifle that occured on July 30, 2005 when he tried to coax two young girls into his car as well as a harassment case in Eagle on Aug. 4, when he propositioned a policeman’s wife for sex. He was out on a $25,000 bond for the Rifle incident at the time.Vondette was arrested again on Aug. 10 by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and remains in jail on a $100,000 bond.
After a strong season last year, area prep cross country runners are striving for more in 2005. And with 14 returning state qualifiers returning this year, the outlook is good for better performances across the board for area teams this year.Im excited about both our teams, said Joe Mollica, Glenwood Springs High School coach of the Demons boys and girls teams, which had a whopping 26 runners turn out for practice.Mollicas equally pleased with the teams work ethic.These kids are working as hard as they can. Thats all a coach can ask, he said.The Demons girls qualified as a team to the state 4A meet for the first time in school history in 2004. Four members return in senior Morgan Hill, juniors Amanda Alberico and Morgan Vernie plus sophomore Sharaya Selsor, whose back running in full stride after being sidelined during track season with a leg injury.This years girls team should be fortified by the addition of Selsors younger sister, Kathrina an incoming freshman, who ran at the national Junior Olympics meet in Indianapolis this summer with the Glenwood Springers youth track club.
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