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ASPEN ” A Carbondale man is facing charges that he threatened a co-worker with a carpet-cutting knife after the two got into a fight at a job site recently.
Aspen police arrested Elias Requeno Coca, 34, on July 26 on suspicion of menacing with a deadly weapon and assault after they heard the story of a fight between Requeno and his supervisor, Ben Warrington. The fight took place at a construction site at 460 Thunderbowl Lane.
According to Aspen police officer Dan Glidden, Requeno was supposed to show his supervisor around the site that morning, but Warrington showed up late, and the two men started arguing, swearing and then pushing each other around.
At some point Warrington told Requeno to leave the job site, and when Requeno stepped into his truck he opened the passenger window and started waving a carpet-cutting knife at Warrington, according to court documents. Warrington told police he had kicked Requeno’s truck as the man drove away.
Police arrested both men and charged Requeno with two counts of menacing and assault. Warrington was issued a ticket for damaging private property.
Requeno is to due in 9th Judicial District Court on Monday. He has been in jail since his arrest, on a bond of $2,500. (John Colson)
EAGLE COUNTY ” The group trying to recall Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi did not turn in the necessary 4,367 petition signatures by the end of July for the November election, said county clerk and recorder Teak Simonton.
If the petitioners wanted the issue on the Nov. 6 regular election ballot, the signatures would have been due July 27. For a special election toward the end of the year, the signatures would be due Sept. 17.
Simonton said it is hard to pinpoint a specific day for a potential recall election because there are so many variables and timetables that go into the recall process.
“It’s a very complicated process with fluid timelines, and there are a lot of different possibilities that can change drastically the direct path to a specific election date,” she said. ( Vail Daily)
FRISCO ” The town of Frisco lifted its fire ban Friday, but the rest of Summit County will remain under restrictions at least through this weekend.
Open fires are allowed in Frisco, but burn permits are necessary for igniting slash or other materials outside an enclosed fire circle.
“The fire danger is still moderate so people need to be careful if they’re doing any kind of open burning,” town spokeswoman Linda Lichtendahl said.
None of the other towns in Summit County, or the U. S. Forest Service, had lifted a fire ban as of Friday afternoon.
Restrictions in unincorporated Summit County will remain in place at least for the next few days. ( Summit Daily News)
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