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Prosecution of Teresa Garcia, accused of felony-level theft, will be delayed for more than a month while her attorney digs through the evidence against her.Garcia, 54, of Carbondale, was arrested on April 23 and charged with theft for allegedly filing false insurance claims after reporting to police that her store, Regalos & Deportes, had been robbed twice in 2011.Her attorney, Bill Schubert, told Garfield County Magistrate Holly Strablizsky on Wednesday that he expected a “substantial” amount of evidence from the District Attorney’s Office, and that he needed at least six weeks to go through it all.Strablizsky continued the case until June 28, and placed it on 9th District Judge Daniel Petre’s docket for that date.Garcia is free on $10,000 bond.

A Threat Assessment Group (TAG) specialist from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a community education session on local gang issues at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 100 Wulfsohn Road Glenwood Springs. The presentation will cover what TAG is and does; why kids join gangs; identification of symbols, signs, graffiti and tattoos; and recent gang activity and associated impacts in the local area. There will be a follow-on question and answer session for concerned citizens, parents, guardians and teachers. This educational session is open to the public and is free-of-charge. Similar events have been highly beneficial in helping citizens better understand current gang trends and how to best address the threats in their neighborhoods, schools and communities.

The 2012-13 draft budget for Colorado Mountain College is available for viewing at any CMC location, or by going to the college’s website. To download the document, go to http://www.coloradomtn.edu, then choose the pulldown menus for “Communities & Friends” and then “Board of Trustees,” and then “Budget & Audit.” The college’s board of trustees is scheduled to vote on the proposed budget at its June 18 meeting at the Colorado Mountain College campus in Aspen, as part of its monthly rotation of meetings throughout the college’s 11 learning locations.


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