Colorado Bureau of Investigation

  The jury trial for a El Salvadoran man continues in Glenwood Springs Thursday and likely through much of next week.

Carbondale Police Department

  Serious crime has gone up in Carbondale over the last year and a half, including the armed robbery at a retail store earlier this week.

18-year-old Andres Carrillo-Delara is being held on a $25,000 dollar bond at the Garfield County jail, after an hours-long incident on Tuesday.

Elise Thatcher

  The town of Carbondale breathed a sigh of relief yesterday/Tuesday after law enforcement resolved a standoff.

A Glenwood Springs man may have tried to murder his family this past weekend. Byron Gardner, 41, is facing an attempted first degree murder charge and two counts of child abuse.

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The Advocate Safehouse Project is the only resource in the Roaring Fork Valley that provides housing for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. This weekend the Glenwood Springs-based nonprofit hosted Luna Fest, a film festival of short films by, for, and about women. The goal was to spread awareness about domestic abuse in the valley.

The US Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Glenwood Springs resident Luis Alfonso Aragon Gallegos has pleaded guilty to twenty-two counts of creating child pornography.

Aspen Police Department

Law enforcement and a local attorney have cut a deal for a troubled postal worker. 57-year-old Mauro Emilio Pennini is being held in a federal immigration center in Denver, where he’s in the process of being deported.


Elise Thatcher

  Three adult males have been formally charged with robbing a Carbondale marijuana shop.  The men appeared in court Wednesday.

  Carbondale’s police department is searching for leads in a major burglary case. About $45,000 in equipment was stolen from Carbondale Wagner Rents.

Elise Thatcher

  Four males are suspected of carrying out-- or helping with-- Monday’s armed robbery at a Carbondale marijuana dispensary.  On Tuesday, a judge doubled bond for two of men to $200,000 each. One is recently from Brooklyn, New York, and the other from Palm Springs, California.

Carbondale Police Department

Three men and a juvenile are facing multiple felony charges after holding up a Carbondale marijuana store yesterday. The charges are felonies for aggravated robbery of a controlled substance and complacency to commit aggravated robbery of a controlled substance. There’s also a class one misdemeanor of false imprisonment.

  District Attorney Sherry Caloia is cracking down on fraud. She’s hired and trained an investigator who’s focused on sniffing out embezzlement and other white collar crime. Caloia is no stranger to the issue. Before she was District Attorney, an employee at her private practice stole tens of thousands of dollars in the late 2000’s, and also used Caloia’s office to launder money from the Town of Marble.

Patrick Fort

An Aspen man has decided to change his plea regarding federal weapons charges. Mauro Emilio Pennini had pleaded not guilty to two charges, after getting caught with a loaded gun, ammunition and several knives in his locker at Aspen's post office. Now his Grand Junction attorney has alerted the court that Pennini would like to plea differently.

  A new Colorado law might make life a little safer in the Roaring Fork Valley. If someone is caught driving drunk for the fourth time, a new statewide law makes a that a felony offense.

Aspen Police Department

An Aspen man is being held without bond in the Grand Junction area. He faces charges after illegally having a gun at Aspen’s Post Office, where he was an employee. A Grand Junction magistrate denied fifty-six-year old Mauro Emilio Pennini bond on Thursday, saying he poses a danger to people in the Aspen area.

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Basalt officials are working with the District Attorney’s office regarding a pending marijuana business deal in that town. Officials are trying to figure out what business arrangements may be behind a Craigslist ad that appeared late last month. It was for marijuana "medical and recreational permits and license for sale."

YouTube/Christine Tinner

  A woman who caused a fatal accident on Highway 133 last summer is raising questions about her sentence. Christine Tinner must complete 360 hours of community service as part of her punishment for accidentally killing one person and injuring another in a car crash.

Aspen Police Department

  An Aspen resident faces federal charges after being caught with a stash of weapons at the town’s post office. 56-year-old Mauro Emilio Pennini already faces local charges. Now the Department of Justice is prosecuting Pennini. Earlier this month he was busted for stockpiling knives, a handgun, ammunition, and handcuffs at Aspen’s post office.


Basalt’s police chief is on a mission to make sure his department is meeting the community’s needs. Town Council heard about the beginning phases of that effort earlier this week. Chief Greg Knott is taking input from community members on how Basalt police can improve.