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Garfield County

The Garfield County Recycling Center along Highway 6 in Rifle is closed until further notice. According to a press release issued by the county Thursday, biohazardous waste was illegally dumped at the site, forcing the closure.

New Castle Man Dies Saturday in Police Shooting

Jan 13, 2020

A 43 year-old New Castle man was shot and killed by New Castle Police on Saturday.  Click on the headline to read more.

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This month on Senior Matters, host Diane Johnson is joined by Carbondale Police Lieutenant Christopher Wurtsmith to provide advice on identifying and avoiding phone scams.

Garfield County Crimestoppers Ends After 32 Years

Sep 25, 2018

In an era of social media and surveillance, reporting a crime tip over the telephone has become obsolete. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about how Garfield County’s chapter of Crimestoppers is shutting down. Citizens can still pass information along to law enforcement in Garfield County through dispatch at 970-625-8095.

Since 2013, more than 6,700 court cases in Colorado have been hidden from public view . Thousands of those remain suppressed to this day. That’s the findings of a more than year-long Denver Post investigation.

"Toxic Bottles" Flummox Law Enforcement

Apr 5, 2018
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A Basalt man arrested about three weeks ago for allegedly throwing chemical-filled bottles into the Roaring Fork River was charged with six felonies Monday. Forty-three-year old Ricardo Parras-Membreno faces up to 36 years in prison if convicted of all six counts. But, law enforcement still doesn't know the purpose of the hazardous liquid inside the bottles. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Basalt Police Chief Greg Knott Monday for an update on the case.

The Eagle County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying three men suspected of making multiple fraudulent purchases throughout the Roaring Fork Valley over the holidays and during the past few weeks with stolen credit cards and PIN numbers. The suspects were seen by surveillance footage getting into a dark-colored minivan. The three suspects are seen in the photos as follows: one skinny male appears to be wearing a black hat, the second male is wearing a maroon jacket, and the third suspect is wearing a dark shirt covered by a jacket with an “8” or “18” on it, possibly a Broncos jersey.  If you have any information about these suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone at STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637).  If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,500 reward from the Crime Stoppers.

Denver-based Associated Press reporter Sadie Gurman published a major national investigation into police database abuse last week, along with AP's justice department reporter Eric Tucker. Officers across the country have routinely misused confidential databases to get information having nothing at all to do with daily police work, on romantic partners, neighbors and politicians.  

Carbondale was the scene of two reported assaults on women this summer. Some residents are angry that Town Trustees have yet to discuss or implement new precautions. Amy Hadden Marsh reports.