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A former associate director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness faces a preliminary hearing August 22nd on charges related to an incident in April in Southeast Utah. However, one charge against Rose Chilcoat and her husband, Mark Franklin, has been called into question. The couple is accused of shutting a gate on April 1st on state trust land between Bluff and Mexican Hat, Utah, preventing cattle from accessing a water hole. They face several charges, including attempted wanton destruction of livestock, a felony.

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KSJD’s Gail Binkly sat down with Mesa Verde public information specialist Cristy Brown and visual information specialist Kayla Eiler to find out more about the problem and what the park is doing to combat it. Click below to listen.

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A 28-year-old New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing and killing an 11-year-old girl after kidnapping her and her brother on the Navajo Nation in May of last year. In a release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico says Tom Begaye Jr. entered the plea Tuesday in Albuquerque under an agreement that requires him to serve a mandatory life term without the possibility of release. Begaye abducted Ashlynne Mike and her 9-year-old brother on May 2nd, 2016, and drove them to a remote spot a few miles from the Shiprock formation.

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On Saturday, a grand jury indicted 55-year-old Mark Redwine on charges of murder and child abuse. This was after a years-long investigation into the disappearance of his 13-year-old son Dylan outside of Durango. The case has attracted national attention. The Durango Herald broke the original story of Dylan Redwine’s disappearance in 2012.

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A criminal suspect reportedly assaulted two Montezuma County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday in the county courthouse. According to an incident report, 40-year-old Shane French has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault on a peace officer, as well as resisting arrest and failure to appear. The report says French was late for court and went upstairs, where he was told he had a warrant. He then reportedly returned downstairs, walked up to security Deputy Emery Brewer, and punched him in the face and groin. Brewer grabbed French as Deputy Dale Foote rushed over to help.

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