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Garfield County Commissioners to Hold Quarry Meeting on Monday

Glenwood Springs—An important public meeting about the controversial quarry expansion plans in West Glenwood Springs is being held Monday night.  The location has been moved from the Hotel Colorado to Glenwood Springs Middle School.  The Garfield County Board of Commissioners … Continue reading

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New Oil & Gas Commission Director Discusses New Law

Rifle—Reasonable and necessary.  To many in the oil and gas industry in Colorado that term implies “you’re about to be punished but it’ll be fair.” To Jeff Robbins, the new director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, ‘reasonable … Continue reading

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Johnatan Godes, Shelly Kaup Elected Glenwood Springs Mayor, & Mayor Pro Tem

Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs City Councilman Jonathan Godes is now pounding the gavel as the new mayor.  Shelly Kaup is the Mayor Pro Tem.  After nominations and three rounds of council voting, Godes received four votes to Kaup’s three. Rick Voorhees … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanup Underway

Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents will be busy for the next few weeks cleaning out some of their old junk.  The annual spring cleanup begins today and zone by zone will run through May 17th.  One pickup load per residence can … Continue reading

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Silt Mayor Headed to Washington D.C. for Conference

Silt—Mr. Richel goes to Washington.  Silt Mayor Keith Richel will be in the nation’s capitol this week to talk about economic development. Richel was invited to take part in an Opportunity Zone conference by Deputy Intergovernmental Affairs Director William F. … Continue reading

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Colorado Opioid Crackdown

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s new U.S. attorney is encouraging law enforcement in the state to investigate opioid overdose deaths as homicides.  Jason Dunn is also digging into data on doctors and nurses who prescribe unusually large quantities of opioid painkillers, … Continue reading

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All Colorado Interstates are Now Open

DENVER (AP) – All major interstate highways in Colorado are now open to traffic. Colorado Department of Transportation crews have reopened the last stretch of Interstate 76 in the northeast corner of the state. I-76 and I-70 east of Denver … Continue reading

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First Bear of the Year to be Relocated

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials tranquilized and relocated its first bear of the year after they say it got into several trash cans and posed a threat to children at a day care center.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife … Continue reading

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“Bomb Cyclone” Leaves Thousands Without Power

(AP) – A blizzard has knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of people in the Northern Plains as a powerful storm system sweeps across the central U.S. Officials say about 28,000 people and businesses are without power in Minnesota … Continue reading

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Bureau of Land Management Prescribed Burns Planned

Silt—The Bureau of Land Management is planning to start a few fires in Western Garfield County and Eastern Mesa County.  When conditions are right, crews with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit will conduct prescribed burns … Continue reading

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