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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Garfield County sheriff’s deputies arrested and jailed Michael Anthony Denman, 44, of Apple Tree Mobile Home Park on the night of Dec. 12, on charges of burglary, trespassing, harassment, resisting arrest and other alleged violations, in connection with an incident involving some of Denman’s neighbors that night.
Denman was released from jail on Dec. 13 after he paid a bond of $18,000, according to jail officials.
He is due in court in January to face a total of nine counts, including three felonies.
Initial reports indicated that deputies believed Denman was armed as authorities tried to talk him into leaving his home and surrendering. But an arrest affidavit filed in court on Tuesday contained no information concerning a weapon being found.
Colorado House District 61 Rep.-elect Roger Wilson, D-Glenwood Springs, has been appointed by House Minority Leader Sal Pace to the Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, and the Economic and Business Development Committee.
Wilson said he was eager to share his knowledge on water and land-use issues, which he said are crucial to the district and to the state.
“I’m excited to be on a committee that reflects our history and is a key economic component to the district I serve,” he said in a prepared statement. “I’m also proud to serve on the committee whose interests have so much to do with the future growth of this state.”
Wilson was elected in the three-way race for the District 61 seat in the Nov. 2 election over the incumbent, independent candidate Kathleen Curry of Gunnison, who had to run as a write-in candidate, and Republican Luke Korkowski of Mt. Crested Butte.
On Tuesday, Pace, D-Pueblo, announced the Democratic committee assignments for the coming legislative session that opens on Jan. 12. Democrats hold 32 seats in the House, while Republicans regained a slim majority after the Nov. 2 election with 33 seats.
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A restriction on outdoor water use for Glenwood Springs city water customers is in place Saturday night until 8 a.m. Monday following heavy weekend rains over both the Grizzly Creek and Lake Christine burn scars.