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The four finalists for Glenwood Springs' chief of police include one who oversaw the aftermath of a deadly shooting earlier this year and another who was recently placed on paid leave.

 

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The Glenwood Springs Police Department has noted that shoplifting is on the rise, just in time for the holidays.

The Glenwood Springs City Council postponed another decision on whether or not to conclude its contract and lease with the Glenwood Center for the Arts. That’s after a four month investigation into the center’s financials uncovered about $20,000 in unauthorized spending. Producer Christin Kay and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discuss.

Glenwood Center for the Arts will remain open

May 12, 2017
Aspen Public Radio News

The Glenwood Center for the Arts board of directors voted Tuesday to remain open in a limited capacity in the midst of financial turmoil.

City responds to Glenwood Center for the Arts closure

Apr 29, 2017
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Last week, the Glenwood Center for the Arts announced its plans to close amidst finance troubles. On Friday, the City of Glenwood Springs issued a response.

Glenwood Center for the Arts to close

Apr 27, 2017
Aspen Public Radio News

The Glenwood Center for the Arts announced, on Thursday, it will close in May.

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The state Senate is currently debating a bill that would require law enforcement officers in Colorado to be U.S. citizens.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

On any given night in Glenwood Springs, police officer Levi Blount could deal with meth addicts or stop-sign-runners, and there’s a decent chance both will ask where’s he from.

Valley Roundup for Nov. 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Crimes associated with methamphetamine are making headlines in newspapers up and down the valley. But whether that indicates an uptick in crime is unlikely.

 

 Garfield County sheriff’s deputies: Accused meth dealer shoots up woman’s car

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Nov. 18, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

There have been some unusual arrests lately, fueled by meth. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup to discuss this growing epidemic are Jason Auslander, crime reporter for the Aspen Times, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.

 

 

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m. today on Aspen Public Radio news.

 

A Glenwood Springs man may have tried to murder his family this past weekend. Byron Gardner, 41, is facing an attempted first degree murder charge and two counts of child abuse.

Glenwood Springs man pleads guilty to child pornography

Jan 20, 2016
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The US Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Glenwood Springs resident Luis Alfonso Aragon Gallegos has pleaded guilty to twenty-two counts of creating child pornography.

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Glenwood Springs charity leaders took small steps towards addressing concerns about homelessness. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher has this look at how businesses are reacting to a gathering held earlier this week.

Pilot, passenger healing well after plane crash

Sep 28, 2015
Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

  Two men are recovering well after a plane crash in the Roaring Fork Valley on Sunday. Pilot Benoit de la Vaissiere was flying with a friend, when he had engine trouble just south of Glenwood Springs.

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The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says pilot Benoit de la Vaissiere and passenger Dmitre (last name unknown) were in the plane at the time of Sunday’s crash.

Spending some time with Glenwood’s homeless

Sep 19, 2015
Elise Thatcher

Homelessness is a big topic in Glenwood Springs. This summer, the town’s Police Department and social service providers reported an uptick in transients spending the warmer months in Glenwood. Aspen Public Radio visited one spot where people can get a free hot meal.

 

Valley Roundup 9-18-15

Sep 18, 2015

 

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Andy Stone, former editor and columnist for the Aspen Times, and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

Elected officials are considering giving themselves a 10 percent raise; they could go as high as 30 percent if they choose.

Glenwood beefs up police patrols to tackle vagrancy

Sep 2, 2015

  Glenwood Springs police are trying out something old. The department is beefing up foot patrols in order to better handle a growing problem with vagrants downtown. 

A former Garfield County employee is going before a judge this morning. Robin McMillan is charged with stealing from the Clerk and Recorder’s office. The District Attorney’s office says she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her work. McMillan faces a class three felony of theft of one hundred thousand dollars up to a million dollars. She’s also charged with a class five felony for embezzlement.

Your Morning News - December 4th, 2014

Dec 4, 2014

Big Bike Race Comes Back to Aspen

Aspen will be included in the USA Pro Challenge once again.The route for the 2015 cycling race was announced live on Denver’s 9news this morning. The race starts on August 17th in Steamboat Springs and moves through Arapahoe Basin and Copper before it arrives in Aspen. From Aspen, the cyclists head to Breckenridge.

Aspen has hosted the race several times. In August of this year, it started in Aspen/Snowmass.

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If you live in Glenwood Springs, and bear gets into your trash, the police will give you a warning. If it happens again, even a few times, you might get a small fine. But that could change after recommendations from the city’s Police Department. Officials are considering cracking down on people letting bears eat their garbage. The move comes after an unusually high amount of bear and trash problems in the last year. APR’s Elise Thatcher talks with Chief Terry Wilson.