Dear Editor:I would like to thank the following legal professionals who visited my government and law classroom this semester at Basalt High School. I appreciate their willingness to take time out of their schedules to help teach our young people about their rights and responsibilities in our democracy. Basalt High School students are lucky grow up in such a supportive and informed community.Thanks to: Bart Johnson, Judge J.E. DeVilbiss, Judge Fred Gannett, Officer Penny Paxton, Mark Hamilton, Dan Shipp, Bruce Benjamin.Ben BohmfalkBasalt High School
Ex-deputy accuses Pitkin County jail’s health-care provider of negligence over assault, strangulation
A former Pitkin County deputy who was the victim of a violent attack by a jail inmate with a history of psychiatric episodes is suing a health-care provider for negligence over the incident.