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Mudslide Closes Midland Avenue in Glenwood

UPDATE:  The 8th Street bridge and the 27th Street bridge are open, however Midland Avenue remains closed at the location of the mudslide. A mudslide caused by heavy rain this afternoon has forced authorities to close Midland Avenue in Glenwood … Continue reading

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New Fire Burning in Northwestern Colorado

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – Firefighters are working to protect ranches and oil and gas facilities from the latest wildfire burning in northwestern Colorado. The 300-acre Elk Springs Fire started Saturday in windy conditions near a small ranching community of the … Continue reading

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Bear That Attacked Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Will be Euthenized

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – State wildlife officers plan to set a trap in the Aspen alley where a bear swiped at an off-duty sheriff’s deputy. The bear injured the abdomen and leg of Erin Smiddy early Sunday morning. She had … Continue reading

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Glenwood Woman with Broken Arm Rescued from Crown Mountain

Around 10:30 Thursday morning, Pitkin County authorities received a phone call from a woman who indicated she had broken her arm in several places while motorcycling on Crown Mountain near Basalt.  According to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, ten emergency … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burning and Growing near Maybell

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched about 5,000 acres in northwestern Colorado. Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Plane Skids off the Runway in Aspen

Authorities are investigating after a private jet skidded and spun off the runway while landing at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. County spokeswoman Pat Bingham says the Galaxy G200 spun off the runway at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Three people – … Continue reading

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Chris Christie in Aspen Tonight

DENVER (AP) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state’s GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders. Christie will be at a noon … Continue reading

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Centennial Park Concert Series Continues With Caleb Dean Band Friday Night

Friday, July 25th, Rifle’s Centennial Park Concert Series continues with the Country Western melodies of the Caleb Dean Band.  The free show starts at 7:00pm at the park’s pavilion, with food available for purchase and free mini golf for the … Continue reading

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Smoke Still in the air and Still no Local Fires

Once again today, western Colorado residents can see and smell smoke in the air. Fortunately, that smoke is coming from neighboring states and big fires burning in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Not only do federal fire managers say there … Continue reading

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NEWS, JULY 18TH

Glenwood Springs—Two dogs were attacked by a mountain lion Thursday morning at a home along Four Mile Road.  The dogs were treated by a local veterinarian and are expected survive.  Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife say the predatory cats … Continue reading

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