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Man who struck family in Grand Lake Fourth of July highway accident sentenced to one year in jail

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:25pm
Lucas Ackerman has received a one-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to a second DUI offense in relation to the July 4, 2013, accident that left one man dead and four others injured. The 14th District Court Judge Mary Hoak also sentenced Ackerman to two years of supervised probation with an additional suspended sentence of one year. “There is nothing I can do here to replace Greg Wesley,” said Hoak before sentencing on July 10. “There is nothing I can do here to make things better.” Hoak gave Ackerman the maximum sentence for a second DUI offense. Emotional trial Lucas …

Middle Park Medical clinics restore failed server

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:41pm
KREMMLING – Middle Park Medical Center’s information technology team and outside IT partners restored the clinics’ server to full functionality Friday morning, July 11, after the server failed and compromised access to patient records, according to information released by the medical center. The failure affected three of MPMC’s clinics in Kremmling, Granby and Walden. Clinic staff contacted all patients whose appointments need to be rescheduled, and medical center officials said patient safety and confidentiality were maintained during the outage. The server failure did not affect other hospital services, including emergency departments in Kremmling and Granby, officials said. …

Guest Column: D.A. explains reason for dropping felony counts in 4th of July Ackerman case

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:33pm
One year ago, a collision occurred along U.S. Highway 34 between Granby and Grand Lake resulting in one man’s death and serious injuries to his wife and two of their children. Lucas Ackerman hit the family as they were attempting to cross the road on foot. He was initially charged with a single count of Vehicular Homicide, three counts of Vehicular Assault ­— all felonies — as well as one count of DUI (a traffic misdemeanor), and two counts of Child Abuse for having his own uninjured children in his vehicle while driving under the influence (both misdemeanors). I write …