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: The Garfield County Sheriff brings in nonprofit NecroSearch to assist with the Johler murder investigation in Canyon Creek | Carbondale budget problems force immediate layoffs | How often will you be summitting 14ers when you’re 86? | 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.Sunlight Mountain Resort severs ties with 24 Hours organizerSays event failed to pay use fee from 2009 race.9.Johler murder investigation continuing in Canyon CreekGarfield County Sheriff’s Office returns to crime scene with help from nonprofit NecroSearch. 8.Budget crunch forces immediate Carbondale layoffsOne part-time, four full-time workers laid off Monday; town to impose wage and benefit cuts, furlough days in 2010.7.Investigators hope to bring closure to murder case in Garfield CountyInvestigators wrapped up their work shortly after noon Sunday at an apple orchard where a dismembered body was discovered in June.6.Old?! She’s still reaching her peakDorothy Snearly bags her 23rd fourteener at age 86.5.Will too many dispensaries saturate the local market?Maybe, but not yet, say owners of medical marijuana businesses.4.Four arrested, suspected of string of burglaries in SiltTwo adults and two juveniles were arrested over the weekend for allegedly breaking into more than a dozen vehicles and one residence in Silt in the early morning hours of Oct. 24.3.Garfield County Sheriff explains new Search and Rescue criteriaVallario clarifies volunteer application requirements via e-mail newsletter.2.Director of Silt-based West Care ambulance quitsSudden move throws ‘transition’ into turmoil. 1.Damon Burnell SmithDamon Burnell Smith of Glenwood Springs passed away unexpectedly on October 21, 2009 in a tragic accident up Cattle Creek.

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