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CMC holds open houses on nursingGLENWOOD SPRINGS For those interested in a nursing career, Colorado Mountain College’s Roaring Fork Campus is holding two informational open houses about the colleges nursing program.The open houses will take place from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 4, and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 in the Calaway Academic Building at Spring Valley (3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs). Faculty members, counselors and financial aid advisors will be available to assist prospective students in the nursing application process.The application deadline for the fall 2008 nursing program is Feb. 1. The application is available and downloadable on the Internet at schools nursing program is now available at the colleges sites in Spring Valley, Breckenridge and Salida.For more information, please call 947-8257.

DUI Task Force on patrolEAGLE COUNTY State and local law enforcement agencies in Eagle County, including Basalt, have joined forces for the second consecutive year and will conduct saturation patrols to bust intoxicated drivers.The Gore Range DUI Task Force will be in operation through Jan. 19, patrolling various sections of the county, including Basalt, in the Roaring Fork Valley, and Avon, Vail, Edwards, Minturn and Eagle on the Interstate 70 corridor.The task force completed its first patrol effort on Nov. 23 and 24 in Basalt, Avon and Vail, resulting in 12 DUI arrests, 179 traffic stops, 39 citations and one arrest on a charge other than DUI.

Another suspected nabbed in burglary spreeRIFLE Glenwood Springs police received a hand from the Rifle Police Department Friday with the arrest of another of the 10 suspects sought in connection with a string of burglaries in Garfield County.Rifle police arrested Sean Egan, 19, at about 4 p.m., while he was at work in Rifle. Glenwood Police Chief Terry Wilson said authorities received a tip that Egan was working in Rifle. “He’ll be headed this way posthaste,” Wilson said about Egan making his way to the Garfield County Jail. “I’m glad we were able to get him off the streets so he won’t be able to victimize the community any longer.” Egan is the fifth suspect arrested in connection with a string of 38 burglaries since July 2006. In all, three arrest warrants were issued for Egan one Glenwood issued in the burglary cases last week and another related to an auto-theft charge separate from the burglaries. Carbondale police were working on obtaining a warrant for Egan in connection with burglaries there. (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)

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