Tag Archives: Grand County

Shooting in Grand County

District Attorney 14thAn officer involved shooting in Grand County yesterday has left one man hospitalized and three law enforcement officers on paid administrative leave as an outside party conducts an investigation. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the Snooty Coyote Liquor Continue reading

Karzen Promoted in District Attorney’s Office

District Attorney 14thThere’s been a promotion in the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Matt Karzen has been promoted to Assistant District Attorney, effective today. The position is considered the number two spot in the office. Karzen had served as Chief Deputy District Attorney in Routt County since February of 2014. He Continue reading

Grand County Fire Sparked by Target Shooting

grand county sheriffA more than 500 acre wildfire in Grand County was sparked by target practice at a shooting range. That’s according to Grand County deputies, who say the blaze started at around noon yesterday at the Byers Canyon Shooting Range. As of yesterday evening, the fire had burned about 568 acres. There have been no Continue reading

Boat Donated to Grand County for Water Rescues

grand county sheriffGrand County is getting a boat to patrol and help with rescues on Lake Granby following the death of a swimmer over July 4th weekend. Boulder County resident Richard Paquette says he was watching the news about the search for 31-year-old Christopher Mullinex when he got the idea to donate his 1991 Boston Whaler. Grand Continue reading

Road Work Continues in Northwest Colorado

C-DOTRoad work continues on State Highway 9 in Grand County, as crews continue a wildlife mitigation project. Those looking to travel in that direction should know that delays of up to 45 minutes can occur. The project was shut down over the 4th of July weekend, Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Warn About Vehicle Collisions

colorado parksWildlife are on the move again – deer and elk are migrating to their summer habitats, and that means they will be crossing highways in higher numbers. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and and other statewide organizations make efforts each migration season Continue reading

Memorial Services Held for Deputies

BARKEYA memorial service was held Saturday for an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was killed in a crash in Grand County. Officials had a procession of public safety officers from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office to the YMCA where the services were held. Authorities say 30-year-old Alycia Riggs was killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Continue reading

Grand County Woman Dies in Crash

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001Colorado State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 34 in Grand County yesterday morning. Troopers say a 2008 Nissan Titan pickup failed to negotiated a curve on a snow-packed road. The truck lost control in the curve and began sliding sideways into the oncoming lanes. A 2003 International straight Continue reading

Whitewater Park Project Underway Near Kremmling

whitewater parkThe Colorado River is getting a second whitewater park for kayaking and board surfing, this one near Kremmling in Grand County. Kayaking play parks have sprung up across the West, but the region’s largest waterway has only one engineered kayaking park. That’s the popular Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park. The Gore Continue reading

Gore Canyon Project Approved in Grand County

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has authorized the proposed Gore Canyon Whitewater Park at the Pumphouse Recreation Site on the upper Colorado River. Grand County submitted a right-of-way application to build the feature across the full width of the river upstream of the Continue reading

Udall Proposes Expansion of Federal Land in Summit County

forest-service-signSenator Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, has asked the public to weigh in on his proposal to grab more land for the federal government.  Udall’s proposal would extend the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest by 90 acres in Grand County. Udall says his proposal would Continue reading

Lucas Ackerman Sentenced To One Year Of Jail For DUI

court-300Today, the Grand County District Court sentenced Lucas Ackerman to one year in the county jail following his plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol the collision a year ago that killed one and injured four.  The Court also sentenced Mr. Ackerman to serve two years of probation, to complete 120 hours of community service, to alcohol treatment, Continue reading