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Vice president of CASA's board, Resa Hayes, explains how she has seen the non-profit evolve since it's establishment in our community in 2011. A volunteer CASA does not need a specific skill set to provide assistance to a child or children in need. 

Each volunteer for CASA of the Ninth is assigned to one family, or CASA, to offer support in and out of the courtroom for the child or children involved in an abuse or neglect situation. CASA of the Ninth believes they are giving these child much needed support.

Vegas cops looking at robbery suspects

Mar 21, 2017

The young men facing multiple felony charges for allegedly robbing a convenience store in Carbondale are being investigated by Las Vegas Police. Carolyn Sackariason reports.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Oct. 14, 2017

Oct 14, 2016

As election day draws near, valley residents are hearing a lot from candidates running for local offices, as well as reading commentary on the opinion pages of the local newspapers.

Governor selects judge for valley and beyond

Oct 5, 2016

Governor John Hickenlooper has selected a new judge to serve in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

 

The number two person in the Ninth Judicial District has been tapped to serve as a district court judge. Anne Norrdin, who has been in the DA’s office for more than eight years, will replace judge Daniel Petre, who retired last week. She will be based out of the Garfield County courthouse and will serve that county, as well Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties.

Embezzzler faces re-sentencing Sept. 1

Aug 13, 2016

The woman who embezzled nearly a half of a million dollars from a local government faces re-sentencing next month. As Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports, the cash she had stashed away could affect how long she remains in prison.

Longtime local judge retiring

Jul 18, 2016

A long-standing local judge is stepping down from the bench.

 

Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Daniel Petre is retiring. He ascended the bench in 2004, overseeing criminal and civil cases in Pitkin, Garfield and Rio Blanco counties.

According to judicial performance evaluations, his peers have in the past ranked Petre favorably in judicial demeanor — describing him as fair, compassionate and thorough.

Carolyn Sackariason / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County District Court Judge Gail Nichols is having a big week. She turned 65 on Monday and she's retiring from the bench on Friday. 

The second in command in the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is taking a new job and leaving a big hole to fill. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

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On February 10th, law enforcement responded to a domestic violence call at a residence near Parachute. They discovered a woman whose face was bloodied from being struck repeatedly. Later, the suspect - her husband - was shot to death by authorities after a high speed chase on Interstate 70. The fatal incident was one of two in Garfield County in February, where domestic violence played a role. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the problem of domestic violence is growing in parts of our region.