Last week’s 10 most-read stories on |

Last week’s 10 most-read stories on

What stories hit it big on last week? Here’s a preview: New Castle restaurateurs open their doors to the needy for the holidays | Nineteen-year-old gas wells lacking proper permits are given the okay by Garfield P and Z | AND MUCH MOREFrom the joyous to the tragic, the Top 10 is a weekly recap of our best local stories. Check out the complete list and e-mail your favorite to

10. Aspen police now say woman’s death was probably accidentalA new autopsy report will recommend that the death of longtime Aspen resident Cheryl Ann Lurie was an accident, police said Monday.9. Thanksgiving for the homeless in New CastleRestaurateurs open their kitchens and hearts for the needy. 8. Glenwood Springs approves final permits to build wastewater facilityFederal legislation keeps project on hold.7. Garfield County planning and zoning gives the nod to Williams’ 19-year-old gas wellsWells have been operating without the proper permits since 1990.6. Silt blaze leaves ‘nothing to save’70-year-old woman and her 92-year-old mother now homeless.5. Glenwood’s playoff run ends with loss in quarterfinalsPotent Valor Christian passing attack keys 51-28 victory.4. GarCo Sheriff’s Department: Fatal RV fire under investigationPolice are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered in a recreational vehicle (RV) fire that occurred during the early morning hours Tuesday up Cattle Creek.3. Three charged in string of Rifle burglariesRifle Police arrested three men for allegedly having some connection with a string of burglaries at local churches and businesses since August.2. BearCat keeps Garfield County All Hazards Response Team members safe, undersheriff saysOne of the more controversial aspects of Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario’s two terms in office has to have started on the day he bought the vehicle known as the BearCat. 1. 6 teens injured in car accidentSix teenagers were hurt in a single-car crash on Interstate 70 near Rifle Tuesday afternoon.

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