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No charges for officers who shot, killed man in Rifle

November 5, 2019

The officers who shot and killed an armed Rifle man in August will not face criminal charges, 9th District Attorney Jeff Cheney announced Tuesday. Following a three-month investigation, the DA “concluded that no officer committed a criminal violation”...






Uncooperative, drunk motorist shuts road

October 26, 2019

Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies closed a county road for more than an hour Friday afternoon while negotiating with a Denver man pulled over on Highway 82 for speeding who refused to cooperate with them, an...







Ex-Woodbridge CEO gets 25 years for Ponzi scheme

October 17, 2019

Robert Shapiro, a former Carbondale-area resident and ex-CEO of the Woodbridge Group of Companies LLC, was sentenced in Florida on Tuesday to the maximum 25 years in prison for running a $1.3 billion real estate...



Rifle bank robbery suspect arrested in Denver hotel

September 27, 2019

A suspect in Tuesday’s robbery of the Bank of Colorado in Rifle was arrested in a Denver hotel Friday morning. Rifle Police spokesperson Robin Steffen said the suspect is linked to both the bank robbery...