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Shawn Geerdes, 48, was con­victed this week in con­nec­ton with the shoot­ing death of a mar­i­juana grow op­er­a­tion part­ner by an El­bert County jury, ac­cord­ing to the district at­tor­ney’s of­fice. Geerdes, of Agate, also was con­victed of sec­ond-de­gree ar­son and of set­ting a wild­fire.

A car set on fire in Jef­fer­son County sparked a wild­fire on Sept. 20, 2015, and emer­gency re­spon­ders found a body in the trunk.

The body, later iden­ti­fied as Ja­son Dosa, 44, of Parker, had been shot five times.

Geerdes is sched­uled to be sen­tenced Sept 5. He faces a manda­tory min­i­mum sen­tence of 96 years in prison if found to be a ha­bit­ual of­fender.

Heavy rains washout roads, cause mud­slides.

Heavy rains on Fri­day caused mud­slides and road washouts in Garfield County.

Tor­ren­tial rains fell at about 6 p.m. just north of Ri­fle, ac­cord­ing to the Garfield County Sher­iff’s Of­fice. The slides and washouts moved heavy de­bris and rocks.

Colorado Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion crews are working to re­open Colorado 325 be­tween Ri­fle Gap and Colorado 13.

Gree­ley man gets 24 years in 30-year-old case.

A 57-year-old man was sen­tenced on Fri­day to 24 years in prison for at­tack­ing a woman in a Gree­ley al­ley more than three decades ago.

Rusty Barn­hart re­ceived the max­i­mum sen­tence on a sec­ond-de­gree kid­nap­ping con­vic­tion, “the only pos­si­ble charge due to the statute of lim­i­ta­tion on sex as­saults,” ac­cord­ing to the Weld County District At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

In 2014 two DNA hits were con­nected to Barn­hart and a co-de­fen­dant Ino­cen­cio Trevino, whose case is sched­uled for trial in Au­gust.

In­jured ea­gle re­cov­ers at rap­tor cen­ter.

fe­male golden ea­gle is re­cov­er­ing from a leg in­jury at a Colorado rap­tor cen­ter, and the cen­ter di­rec­tor hopes the bird can be re­turned to the wild soon.

The Na­ture and Rap­tor Cen­ter of Pue­blo says the bird was brought in Wed­nes­day with a soft-tis­sue in­jury to her left foot. Rap­tor Cen­ter Di­rec­tor Diana Miller says Fri­day the ea­gle is feel­ing much bet­ter.

Miller says the cen­ter treats six to 10 in­jured ea­gles a year.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Bill Vo­grin says fish and game of­fi­cer Ben­jamin Meier found the in­jured ea­gle on the ground be­side a south­ern Colorado high­way in a rain­storm Tues­day night.

Woman dies in Clear Creek tub­ing ac­ci­dent.

A 48-year-old woman died Fri­day af­ter she fell off her in­ner tube when it flipped in Clear Creek near Golden.

Golden fire­fight­ers were on scene within two min­utes of the 12:45 p.m. 911 call and pulled her from the wa­ter and started CPR, Golden po­lice said.

The woman was taken by am­bu­lance to St. Anthony Hos­pi­tal in Lake­wood where she died, po­lice said.

Den­ver man sen­tenced to 6 years for sex as­sault.

A Den­ver man was sen­tenced on Fri­day to six years in prison for sex­ual as­sault.

Joseph Martinez, 33, was con­victed in May for a June 29, 2015, sex as­sault, ac­cord­ing to the Den­ver

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