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A Glenwood Springs woman who killed one Grand Junction teenager and injured another in an alcohol-related crash in 2004 has been sentenced to one year in jail.Amy Milyard, who was living in Fruita at the time of the accident, pleaded guilty to several lesser charges under an agreement reached with the Mesa County District Attorney. Milyard pleaded guilty to four criminal counts, including careless driving, driving while impaired, careless driving causing death or injury, and criminally negligent homicide.For criminally negligent homicide, the most serious of the offenses, Milyard received a deferred sentence of four years under her plea arrangement. She also faced two counts of child abuse, but those were dismissed.Milyard was driving on Redlands Parkway in Grand Junction under the influence of alcohol on July 11, 2004, with her husband and two young children as passengers, when her vehicle crossed the median and hit another vehicle head-on, killing 18-year-old Danielle Harrison.Woman dies of injuriesA New Castle woman died of injuries sustained in a June 27 head-on collision.Suzy. J. Puff, 57, died on June 28. The car Puff was driving collided with a 30,000-pound fuel truck on County Road 335.The driver of the truck was not injured.There will be a memorial service for Puff at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Small fire containedA small wildfire that was started by lightning was 100 percent contained last night in the Beaver Creek area south of Rulison.According to the Bureau of Land Management, the blaze burned nine acres, and rain was a great help in keeping the fire from spreading. There were several other small fires that were started by lightning strikes that are being watched.
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Garfield County proceeds with $87,250 bid to clean up Glenwood-area homeless camps, illegal dump site
Garfield County will move ahead with an $87,250 contract to clean up a privately owned hillside property east of Walmart in Glenwood Springs that for multiple years has served as a homeless encampment.