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Garfield County Commissioner Says Progress Made in D.C.

Rifle—Garfield County’s issues and challenges were put before some “movers and shakers” in the nation’s capitol last week during the annual National Association of Counties Conference.  It remains to be seen if any actual moving and shaking will occur. Garfield … Continue reading

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No Booze on RFTA Buses

Glenwood Springs—It’s last call for drinkers on RFTA buses. Starting June 9th, alcohol consumption will be prohibited on all RFTA buses. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to ban booze. It’s an idea that has been tossed … Continue reading

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Colorado Spring Runoff Looking Bleak

Glenwood Springs—Unless the month of March brings snow to Colorado and a lot of it, spring and summer runoff is going to be a big disappointment. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, not … Continue reading

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Prescription Burns Planned

Glenwood Springs—From Gypsum to Meeker to Aspen, thousands of acres of BLM and forest service land will be burned this spring.  Over the next several weeks, weather permitting, the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit will conduct … Continue reading

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Rifle City Manager Resigns

Rifle—The City of Rifle is once again looking for a new city manager.  After three short months on the job, Jim Nichols shocked the council and staff last night during a private, closed-door meeting to announce his resignation.  As of … Continue reading

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Garfield County Forced to Refund Encana

Glenwood Springs—Encana Oil and Gas made a nearly six million dollar accounting error about four years ago. Garfield County and other local taxing districts however have to pay for that mistake. According to reports from Garfield County, Encana overpaid 5.7 … Continue reading

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Caucuses Set for Tuesday

Garfield County—Tomorrow begins what is expected to be a contentious, lively mid-term election year. It’s caucus day in Colorado when the two major political parties choose their delegates for next month’s party assemblies.  Given the hot, political climate and the … Continue reading

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KMTS Basketball: Coal Ridge, Glenwood Boys Bow Out at Home

PEACH VALLEY (3/3/18) – The home court advantage wasn’t enough as the Coal Ridge Titans, ranked third in the 3A state basketball playoffs, having won twelve straight and gone undefeated through the Western Slope League season, lost the regional championship … Continue reading

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Colorado River Firefighter Files Discrimination Lawsuit

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A local firefighter has filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing her employer of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Jennifer Taylor, who works for Colorado River Fire Rescue, which serves the New Castle through Rifle area, … Continue reading

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Green River to Front Range Water Pipeline Proposed

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man has brought back a disputed proposal to pipe water from the Green River watershed several miles to Colorado’s Front Range. Aaron Million of Fort Collins has filed for a water right with … Continue reading

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