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GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The old Sopris Restaurant outside of Glenwood Springs has a new life.

And David Edgar, the restaurateur who took over the lease Nov. 1, hopes his 25 years experience in the restaurant industry will help make the already unique property a popular spot for up- and downvalley folks alike.



“It’s a great location,” Edgar said Wednesday. “There is no place between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs to get a good meal.”

Edgar’s two sons, David Jr. and Derek, will manage the new Mexican restaurant named Dos Hermanos.




They hope to have it opened by the mid-December.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Jesus Hernandez de Jesus has more time to decide whether he’ll plead guilty to second-degree murder or face a first-degree murder charge at trial.

Hernandez de Jesus, 33, was expected to enter a plea Wednesday in Glenwood Springs after previously waiving his right to a preliminary hearing to consider the plea offer. But public defender Tina Fang asked for more time for him to consider the offer and discuss it with his family.

Hernandez de Jesus is accused of shooting to death his 20-year-old nephew, Ricardo Navarrete Prudencio at the Ponderosa Cabins in West Glenwood Springs on June 25.

If Hernandez de Jesus pleads guilty to second-degree murder, he would face a possible sentence of 16 to 48 years in prison. If he goes to trial and is found guilty of first-degree murder, he could face life in prison or even the death penalty.

Hernandez de Jesus is expected to enter a plea on Dec. 10.


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