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Sheriff’s Office probes unchaperoned teen dance
Sheriff’s Office probes unchaperoned teen dance

March 15, 2019

For the third time in the past two months, allegations have surfaced about alcohol and possible drug use by Aspen High School students. The latest incident occurred March 7 at a high school club party...


Aspen couple among families implicated in college bribery scandal
Aspen couple among families implicated in college bribery scandal

March 14, 2019

An Aspen couple are among the 50 people facing federal charges in the nationwide college-admissions cheating scandal that has ensnared Hollywood celebrities and corporate CEOs on both coasts. Gregory and Marcia Abbott — who, according to court...




Alleged Aspen jewelry thief faces Calif. charges
Alleged Aspen jewelry thief faces Calif. charges

March 7, 2019

A Russian woman extradited to Aspen last week in connection with a $95,000 jewelry robbery in 2017 also is wanted in California on burglary, theft and conspiracy charges, according to police documents. Mayya Kvek, 46,...


Defense rests on 11th day in Glenwood Springs murder trial
Defense rests on 11th day in Glenwood Springs murder trial

February 28, 2019

Defense attorneys for Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, 29, concluded their case Wednesday on the 11th day of the trial for murder of Blanca Salas-Jurado in October 2016. Olivo-Tellez informed the court Wednesday afternoon that he would not...


Glenwood Springs murder trial stretches on
Glenwood Springs murder trial stretches on

February 22, 2019

The prosecution’s case against Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, 29, stretched into a seventh day Thursday as the 9th District Attorney’s Office continued to present its evidence. Olivo-Tellez is accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of...


Judge again rules on ID issues in Olivo-Tellez trial
Judge again rules on ID issues in Olivo-Tellez trial

February 20, 2019

Ninth District Judge John Neiley again refused Tuesday to let prosecutors present evidence of the identification card belonging to Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, accused of murdering his estranged wife, Blanca Salas-Jurado in October 2016. The issue of...


Judge rejects call for mistrial in Olivo-Tellez murder trial
Judge rejects call for mistrial in Olivo-Tellez murder trial

February 14, 2019

Ninth District Judge John Neiley denied a request for a mistrial Wednesday morning and declined to recuse himself in the first-degree murder trial of Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, 29, who is accused of killing his ex-wife, Blanca...



Teen admits felony in plea deal
Teen admits felony in plea deal

February 5, 2019

A local high school senior will spend the next 18 months on probation after pleading guilty Monday to breaking into a local hotel to steal alcohol. Lucas Velasquez, 18, pleaded guilty to felony second-degree burglary...




Chilean suspects identified in Aspen jewelry robbery
Chilean suspects identified in Aspen jewelry robbery

January 2, 2019

Aspen police have identified three Chilean men as suspects in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollar’s worth of jewelry from the lobby of The Little Nell hotel last month. Three arrest warrant affidavits...