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Aspen girl speaks out in video about alleged rape

October 16, 2018 — A 16-year-old local girl who says she was raped by two Aspen acquaintances has brought the #MeToo movement directly to the heart of the Upper Roaring Fork Valley. Paige Quist posted a two-and-a-half-minute video to YouTube late last week in which she says she wants

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Glenwood Springs Council clashes over proposed vacation rental moratorium

October 16, 2018 — Glenwood Springs City Council is set to conduct a first reading Thursday night of an ordinance that would potentially place a moratorium on vacation rentals by owners, known as VRBOs. According to recent correspondence between Glenwood Springs Community Development Planner II Hannah Klausman and council

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Garfield Sheriff says Prop 112 would be devastating

October 16, 2018 — With ballots going out to voters this week, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario took the opportunity to focus his bimonthly Facebook forum, Just the Facts, on Proposition 112 and the potential impacts it could have on area law enforcement agencies. Meanwhile, supporters of the measure

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Amendment 75 aims to close loophole in Colorado’s campaign finance law

October 16, 2018 — Editor's note: The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, in conjunction with other Colorado Mountain News Media publications, is running a series of stories on the statewide measures that are on the Nov. 6 ballot. These stories are intended to help explain the ballot questions. Ballots are

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Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit

October 16, 2018 — DENVER — An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to protect public health from the hazards of drilling. A lawyer for the

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Trump warns Honduras over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

October 16, 2018 — ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala — U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop a caravan of some 2,000 migrants, even as they resumed their northward trek through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. Despite having walked the entire

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to open Friday, Loveland Ski Area follows on Saturday

October 16, 2018 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open for the 2018-19 ski and snowboard season on Friday, the first ski area in the country to open seven days a week for this winter season. The Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9 a.m., giving skiers

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Photo: Demon crashes through the Bulldogs’ line

October 16, 2018 — A Glenwood Springs Demon freshman football player charges through the defending Palisade Bulldogs during Monday evening's game at Stubler Memorial Field. The Demons came up just shy of a win and lost to the Bulldogs 15-14.

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Garfield County Clerk & Recorder candidates sound off — Bonnie McLean: Better oversight needed

October 16, 2018 — As Garfield County clerk, I will restore integrity, professionalism and accountability to the clerk's office. As many of you know, a few years ago there were three prosecutions for embezzlement in the Clerk's Office. One would have been too many. Procedures should have been put

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Garfield County Clerk & Recorder candidates sound off — Jean Alberico: Experience matters

October 16, 2018 — I am seeking re-election as your Garfield County clerk & recorder. Experience matters, and I am the candidate that has the job knowledge and expertise to oversee or perform the many duties of the County Clerk & Recorder. When I ran for this office in

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Diane Dunbar McKee (December 2, 1943 — October 9, 2018)

October 16, 2018 — Diane Dunbar McKee, died on October 9, 2018, at the age of 74. Diane was born on December 2, 1943, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Kenneth Glenn and Lucille Zook Dunbar. She was raised in Meeker, Colorado ,with her older brother, Keith. Diane attended school

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Muriel Mae Stewart (December 9, 1921 — October 7, 2018)

October 16, 2018 — Muriel Mae Stewart, 96, of Rifle, passed away October 7, 2018. Memorial Services will be held on October 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rifle Funeral Home. Muriel was born at the home of Floyd and Lula Miles of Antlers, Colorado, on December 9,

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Gary M. Atkinson (August 26, 1956 — October 7, 2018)

October 16, 2018 — Gary Atkinson passed away at his home on the night of October 7th, 2018. Gary, devoted and beloved husband and father, was born on August 26, 1956, in Melton Mowbray, England. Despite his upbringing on the other side of the pond, Gary found his home

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Nellie LaJoy (March 8,1934 — September 28, 2018)

October 16, 2018 — Nellie LaJoy, a long time Carbondale resident, passed away on September 28th. Nellie felt blessed to be loved by her family and friends and to live in this amazing place. Nellie was born in Glen Cove, N.Y., to Joseph and Anna Douso. She was the

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Occupant in camper trailer injured, driver arrested after Highway 82 crash Monday

October 16, 2018 — A 61-year-old male was seriously injured Monday evening when the camper trailer in which he was riding behind an SUV rolled over as the rig was attempting to make a turn from Colorado Highway 82. The driver was arrested for vehicular assault and felony charges

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Open house Tuesday to discuss truck parking on Glenwood Springs’ Highway 6

October 15, 2018 — The public is invited to join Colorado Department of Transportation project officials for a public open house Tuesday to discuss proposed alternatives to commercial vehicle parking on U.S. 6 in West Glenwood. Two sessions will be held at the former Zale's store location in the

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Glenwood Dermatology opens on Grand Avenue

October 15, 2018 — In 2004, when dermatologist Dr. Karen Nern, MD, was asked to perform a skin cancer screening in Vail, never did she know what it would lead to. "Everybody I saw said, 'You should open a practice. We really need you up here; we really do

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Photo: Grazing away the day near Dry Hollow Road

October 15, 2018 — The vibrant fall colors adorn the trees along the Colorado River as a herd of cattle graze near Dry Hollow Road early last Friday evening near Silt.

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