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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A 41-year-old New Castle man is in custody facing several charges including sexual assault on a child.Ronald Gray was taken into custody late Sunday in Mesa County after the sheriff’s office received a tip from a resident.Gray’s picture and information had been distributed in local media outlets and was posted on Garfield County Crime Stoppers bulletin on Friday.The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for Gray since early July. He was last spotted in the Rifle area prior to his arrest on Sunday.Gray was sought for the following charges: sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse, three counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, three counts of enticement of a child and one count of attempted sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – There will be an eastbound traffic lane change on Interstate 70 at the No Name Tunnels later this week.Work to rehabilitate the tunnel lining east of Glenwood Springs is progressing on schedule, and eastbound traffic will be switched on Tuesday night, Aug. 5.Currently, the left lane (or inside lane) is closed as crews work over the inside lane. Crews will begin to switch traffic around midnight, and intend to have this completed by 8 a.m. on Wednesday. (Concrete barrier work for the lane shift will continue on Wednesday night and into Thursday.) Motorists are strongly advised to drive slowly and stay alert for shifts in lanes and crews working. The project involves removal of the tunnel lining (which consists of porcelain-painted metal), repair of existing cracks, and the replacement of lining with approximately 60,000 square feet of four-inch-by-four-inch ceramic tiles. Work will also include guardrail replacement in the tunnels.


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