Author Archives: Ron Milhorn

USDA Rural Development

Glenwood Springs—With tax revenues expected to decline in the coming years, Garfield County is going to be hard-pressed to fund every program and project that comes along.  Fortunately, there’s help through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Sallie Clark is the … Continue reading

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Senior & Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption

Glenwood Springs—Time is running out for Garfield County senior citizens to get a big break on their property tax bills. Thanks to Referendum A, passed by Colorado voters in 2000, 50% of the first $200,000 of actual value of a … Continue reading

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Avalanche Debris could add to the Bark Beetle Problem

ASPEN (AP) – Avalanche debris in Roaring Fork Valley could attract the forest-destroying bark beetle, but White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams says there’s little the agency can do to mitigate the threat. Heavy snowpack unleashed a series of … Continue reading

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4th of July Marks the End of Ski Season

FRISCO(AP) – Officials with the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area  has ended the ski season with an Independence Day celebration. Ski area spokeswoman Katherine Fuller says the final day drew thousands of skiers and snowboarders to the resort on Thursday, officially … Continue reading

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Nine People Rescued from Poudre River

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Firefighters say they rescued nine people from the Poudre River in northern Colorado after getting reports of rafters in trouble. The Poudre Fire Authority said eight people were rescued off a small island in the river … Continue reading

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Grand Junction Fire Caused by Youth With Illegal Fireworks

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Authorities in western Colorado say an illegal firework set off by a juvenile started a brush fire that briefly led to the evacuation of seven homes. The fire burned about 9 acres in Connected Lake State … Continue reading

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Flooding Danger on Local Rivers

Redstone—A flood advisory is in effect for the Crystal River near Redstone. The National Weather Service issued the advisory yesterday as the river, flowing at more than twice the mean at 2,100 cfs, is currently over the four foot bank. … Continue reading

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Another Rafter Lost on Colorado’s Rivers

FORT COLLINS (AP) – A Colorado man is missing after being thrown from his raft on the Poudre River. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old David L. Smith of Fort Collins was rafting with a 46-year-old man and his … Continue reading

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Experienced Racer Looses his Life on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A prominent motorcycle racer has died after he crashed near the finish line of an event he had won four times. 36 years old  Carlin Dunne of Santa Barbara, California died Sunday at the 97th Broadmoor … Continue reading

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Colorado Paddle Boarder Swept Away over the Weekend

BUENA VISTA(AP) – A man who was paddle boarding on Colorado’s Arkansas River is dead after being swept away in the swift water. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Michael Robert James of Boulder fell off his paddle board … Continue reading

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