• 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. Wednesday and made significant runs through sagebrush and grassland. Three people were forced to leave the ...
  • 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 – two pilots and a passenger – were aboard the plane, but no injuries were reported. Bingham says ...
  • 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 fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday for the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA), which Christie chairs. Afterward, he’ll ...
  • 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 kids. Caleb Dean is  a singer/songwriter, born in the heartland state of Indiana and raised in ...
  • 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 are no fires burning locally, currently there are no active wildfires anywhere in Colorado. Temperatures are ...
  • 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 are unpredictable however attacks are very rare.  They say there is no need for alarm ...
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  • RIFLE ALUMNI ‘PUT PADS ON’ ONE MORE TIME RIFLE (7/16/14) – Every senior high school athlete has heard “the speech.” Before the final game of the season, the coach will say something like, “This is the last time you’ll get to wear the uniform… You’ll never be with these guys again…” For several Rifle grads, preparing to play in the Alumni Football Game against ...
  • Smoke in the Air is from Pacific Northwest Fires GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Numerous wildfires in Utah and the Pacific Northwest have produced significant smoke that has drifted into western Colorado. There are no large wildfires in western Colorado at this time. While some agricultural burns are occurring in the region, none are large enough to ...
  • Robert Woods named 2014 River Conservator Roaring Fork Conservancy honors Robert Woods as the 2014 Robert Billingsley River Conservator at the 15th Annual River Rendezvous July 15, 2014 (Basalt, CO)— Roaring Fork Conservancy was honored to name Robert Woods as the 2014 Robert Billingsley River Conservator during the 15th Annual River Rendezvous which took place on July 9, 2014. “It was a ...