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Silverthorne Armed Robber gets 8 Years
Twenty-one year old James Allen Ross, who admitted to robbing a Silverthorne 7-11 with a shotgun on June 29, 2011, was sentenced today, October 28th, to a total of eight years in prison. The sentence was the product of a guilty plea to armed robbery and menacing charges. Ross was arrested after a residential neighborhood manhunt, a harrowing police chase, and the defendant fleeing onto a mountainside.
Food & Baby Wipes Product Recalls
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday that 31,600 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin. The products being recalled have a best by date of August 9, 2015 are the 12-oz. boxes of “Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets.” and10.5-oz. boxes of “Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast.”
Nutek Disposables, Inc. has initiated a nationwide voluntary product recall at the retail level of all baby wipes that it manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings, because some packages may contain bacteria.
Learn to Fly Fish for Free
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting everyone to a free, fly fishing seminar, Saturday, Nov. 8 at Stagecoach State Park. Experts with Bucking Rainbow Outfitters, Steamboat Fly Fishers, Yampa Valley Anglers and Yampa River Outfitters will show anglers of all abilities how to fish with flies along the Stagecoach Reservoir shoreline during the fall season. The seminar begins at noon through 3 p.m. at the Keystone Day-Use Area limited mobility access ramp.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear but fly rods and other equipment will be provided depending on availability. The seminar will take place rain, snow or shine and the appropriate clothing is recommended. The event is free but a seven dollar daily or a $70 yearly state parks pass is required to enter the park. Anyone 16 and over must have a valid fishing license. Youth under 14 are encouraged to attend but must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information call Stagecoach State Park at 970- 736-2436 , visit on the web at www.cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/stagecoach or visit the park's Facebook page at Stagecoach State Park- Colorado State Parks.
Moose Loose in Vail Area
Moose have been reported recently in the Lionshead area along West Meadow Drive. If you see a moose, please do the following: Keep a safe distance, Do NOT approach a moose to take a picture, Move slowly, Keep dogs on leashes, Moose view dogs as predators, and your canine could cause a moose to fear for its life or safety and finally, Back off when a moose puts its ears back, rolls its eyes, makes any noise, or otherwise appears aggressive.
Hiker Sustains Critical Injuries on Mt. Royal
On Sunday, October 19th, around 4:30 p.m. the Summit Rescue Group responded to a report of an injured hiker at the top of Mt. Royal. The hiker had fallen 15 to 20 feet, landing on a pile of rocks, sustaining life threatening injuries. Flight for Life attempted to locate a landing zone, but was unable. The patient which required continuous advanced life support care had to be transported by a litter down to the bike path, where the helicopter could safely land and transport the patient to a hospital in Denver. No other information about the hiker was made available.
Parking Fines in Breck to Rise
It will cost you more in fines if you violate the time-limit parking in Breckenridge. Effective December 1st, fines for the first ticket will go to $30, instead of the current $20. The second ticket will cost you $50, the third will cost you $100. If you do not pay a parking ticket fine within ten days - the fine will double.
Copper Environmental Foundation Grant Cycle Now Open
Copper Mountain employees are excited to announce the opening of the 2014/2015 Copper Environmental Foundation’s grant cycle. The Copper Environmental Foundation focuses on providing funding for youth (ages 5-18) environmental programs for projects in Summit and Lake Counties.
Grant applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, to be considered for 2014/2015 grants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Steve Miller, president of the Copper Environmental Foundation, email@example.com, to discuss potential projects before submitting an application.
Eligible recipients include private or nonprofit organizations, government agencies or individuals. Past beneficiaries include High Country Conservation Center, Girl Scouts of America, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Summit School District. Proposed projects should have an aspect of environmental education and/or environmental action resulting in a positive impact on the environment. Projects that have the potential to be replicated or continued in future years are also strongly encouraged.
Applications can be downloaded at www.coppercolorado.com/environment. Completed applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submissions are only accepted by email.
Summit High School Sports
10/28 - The Boys' Soccer team came from behind twice to beat Kennedy in the second round of the state playoffs. They now advance to the "Elite 8" to play Classical Academy in Colorado Springs on Saturday.
10/31 - The Football team finishes the season on the road against Rifle.
11/01 - The Girls' Rugby team begin the playoffs at Chaparral High School on Saturday.
October proclaimed Conflict Resolution month
The Summit Board of County Commissioners proclaimed October to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County. In doing so, the BOCC joins with individuals and organizations across the county and state committed to civil and respectful ways of dealing with conflict, dispute and disagreement. Conflict Resolution Month is a statewide initiative that shines the spotlight on practices such as arbitration, mediation, restorative justice and non-violent communication, bringing greater awareness to dealing constructively with conflict.
The local District Attorney’s Office is attempting to eliminate the need for prosecutions whenever possible by using alternate dispute resolution techniques. Two often-employed techniques are a juvenile diversion program and dispute mediation. In disputes among neighbors, the District Attorney’s Office invites willing parties to sit around a table with a trained mediator in order to find common ground.
For more information on Conflict Resolution Month, visit www.conflictresolutionmonth.org.
Summit County Paramedic Wins State Award
Summit County Ambulance Service Paramedic Robert (Bob) Shedd has been award the 2014 C.J. Shanaberger Lifetime Achievement in EMS Award from the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado. Bob has been a part of taking care of more than 3,300 patients, logging 2,500 hours of time with them from 2000 to 2013. Since starting as a full-time employee in 1990, Bob has logged an estimated 300,000 miles in an ambulance.
"Bob’s dedication to the pre-hospital EMS field started with his time as a volunteer. He is a strong leader and is as caring and nurturing today as he was many years ago when he first started his career. His career is befitting of all aspects of the lifetime achievement award," said Jay Nelson, Deputy Chief of Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District in Breckenridge.
Eagle County to host Veteran's Open House
Eagle County Veteran’s Services Officers Pat Hammon and Tyson Ivie will host an open house in October to allow veterans and their families to meet them and receive information regarding veterans’ services and benefits. It will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in room 258 at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards.
Bob Herrera, State Veterans Service Officer for the Colorado Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, will conduct a formal presentation on veterans’ benefits at 3:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. In their roles, Hammon and Ivie assist veterans and their families with information regarding veterans’ rights and benefits, as well as with submitting claims for benefits and securing necessary documents for completing claims.
For more information, contact Pat Hammon at 970-390-4686
Bears on the move Looking for Food
Bears know that fall is approaching and they are starting to prepare for their long winter nap. That means bears are now constantly on the move looking for food, and many are finding their way into towns and residential areas. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds people throughout Colorado to take precautions to prevent conflicts with bears. Take bird feeders in at night, clean the BBQ grills and use bear resistant trash containers.
In the last few weeks there have been numerous reports of bear conflicts all over the state. In Aspen, a woman was injured by a bear that had been in an alley dumpster. In Crawford, a sow and her two cubs were rummaging in garbage, but a week later the sow disappeared and the two cubs had to be captured and taken to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife rehabilitation facility. Bears have been sighted in Keystone, Breckenridge and Silverthorne areas.
Summit School District Looking Good
The Summit School District received an “Accredited with Distinction” rating from the Colorado Department of Education on the recent release of the 2013-2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program scores. This rating is based on the district’s performance in student academic achievement, academic growth, the reduction in academic growth gaps between student groups, and postsecondary and workforce readiness. The District earned 81.5 out of 100 points or 81.5% overall on their One Year District Performance Framework. This is the first time Summit School District has earned an accreditation rating higher than, “Accredited.” The results from the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program show Summit School District students outperformed the state in grade level and content areas on the 2014 assessment.
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