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    • Cause of Graham Mesa Elementary Illnesses Still Unknown RIFLE, CO – The Garfield Re-2 School District and Rifle Fire Protection District continue to investigate the events of Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Graham Mesa Elementary. Measures that have been taken thus far include: • On September 1, Garfield Re-2 maintenance staff conducted inspections of all areas of the school for carbon monoxide, carbon ...
    • NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2ND Rifle–Graham Mesa Elementary School in Rifle will remain closed today while the fire department tries to find the source of a suspicious odor that sent nearly two dozen people to the hospital yesterday. 22 students and a teacher were treated for dizziness and shortness of breath after the odor was detected just before ...
    • NEWS, SEPTEMBER 1ST Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council will get a progress report on efforts to build a new performing arts center during a 5 o'clock work session. The council will also get an update on the Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative at 6. The regular session begins at 7. Glenwood Springs–The Labor Day ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 31ST MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado logger who cut off all of the toes on his right foot after he was pinned by a logging machine says he was afraid it would take hours to find him and he might die. Jon Hutt says he used a 3-inch pocketknife to sever his toes from the machinery about a half ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 30TH Glenwood Springs–Hotel rooms were scarce in Glenwood Springs during the month of July. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, the occupancy rate was almost 81 and a half percent. That's the highest rate in three years. Aspen–The Glenwood Springs man who stole a monk's pain pills at the ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 29TH Glenwood Springs–The Colorado Reapportionment Commission got an earful of comments from local leaders concerned about the new political district boundaries being proposed. The Commission held a public meeting this past weekend and received several negative comments about New Castle being moved from District 61 to the newly created 63rd. Redstone–It has been nominated as ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 26TH Garfield County–Dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide gas have been discovered around oil and gas rigs owned by Noble Energy. State regulators say the emissions are being dealt with and there is no danger to the public. Denver–Air pollution from oil and gas drilling will be the subject of public hearings this fall being conducted ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 25TH Carbondale–The one thousand foot spacing requirement between medical marijuana businesses in Carbondale will remain in place. After a angry debate between trustees Frosty Merriott and Ed Cortez, the board voted 4 to 2 to keep the rule in effect. Merriott wants to cut the distance requirement in half. Rifle–The Wall Street Journal ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 24TH EARTHQUAKE-COLORADO DENVER – Southern Colorado residents assessed damage to homes and businesses Wednesday from a magnitude-5.3 quake, the state's biggest since 1967, as officials warned that minor aftershocks were expected for weeks. In the former coal town of Valdez, Dean Moltrer, co-owner of Purgatoire Valley Construction, said he wasn't waiting for the Las Animas County building inspector to document any wrecks. He ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 23RD Glenwood Springs–The Congressional redistricting debate comes to Glenwood Springs this weekend. The state reapportionment committee will hold a public forum Saturday afternoon at 1 at the Garfield County Administration Building. Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners finalized some important land use language yesterday in the 20 year comprehensive plan. The consensus among experts is the plan ...

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