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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – After nearly two years of delays, accused thief Shawnee Ryan has pleaded not guilty in one of two cases against her.

On Monday, Ninth District Judge Denise Lynch set the case for a two-week trial Aug. 6-20. Ryan, 54, of Glenwood Springs, is represented by attorney Kathy Goudy of Carbondale. Ryan remains free on bond.

The trial, Goudy said, will deal with six charges of felony theft lodged against Ryan when she was arrested in May 2010. The arrest followed a year-long investigation into allegations that she had defrauded as many as 40 customers of her interior design business.



Ryan also is due in court again on March 1 for a hearing in a separate case stemming from her arrest in September 2010.

In the second case, Glenwood Springs police allege that while Ryan was free on bond in the first case, she violated the conditions of her bond by allegedly committing check fraud.



GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A mountain of evidence has delayed the case against Lisa Mack, a former Valley View Hospital employee accused of embezzling up to a quarter of a million dollars from the hospital and another employee.

The case was scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Feb. 14, but defense attorney Bill Schubert requested and was granted a delay until March 13 due to the volume of evidence handed over by prosecutors.

In a motion for a continuance, Schubert wrote that he recently received more than 700 pages of evidence, including detailed financial information that must be reviewed with the help of an accountant.

Mack, 42, is living in Texas while awaiting the outcome of the case against her.

State Rep. Roger Wilson will be holding a town hall meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 18, at Bonfire Coffee, 433 Main St. in Carbondale. Wilson will provide an update about the legislative session, then take questions from constituents.


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