• Local Philanthropist Dies Carbondale—There may not be a venue large enough in the Roaring Fork Valley to hold a memorial service for Jim Calaway.  The man, whose familiar name can be found on many buildings and institutions around the valley died Wednesday at his home in Carbondale. His wife Connie was at his side.  The humble, unassuming Texas ...
  • Officer Involved Shooting in Rangley Rangely—A suspected car thief was shot and killed by law enforcement officers last night in Rangely.  According to reports from the 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team, officers with the Rangely Police Department and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the report of a stolen vehicle in town.  When the officers and deputies spotted ...
  • West Rifle Standoff Update Rifle—The standoff between a man and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office All Hazards Response Team that shut down I-70 between West Rifle and Rulison for over three hours actually involved three other men.  According to the latest reports, the man who ended up going to jail, 38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid and another man, ...
  • Garfield County is Searching for a New County Fair Coordinator Rifle—Garfield County is looking for a new Events Coordinator for the annual summer fair. After four very successful years at the helm, Doreen Herriott resigned recently to pursue another career opportunity. Assistant County Manager Fred Jarman says they’re not wasting any time trying to find her replacement.  He says a number of qualified candidates has ...
  • The Suspect Arrested in Tuesday’s Standoff, Facing Attempted 1st Degree Murder Charge Rifle—The man involved in Tuesday’s three and a half hour stand off with the county swat team near Rulison is being charged with attempted first degree murder and second degree assault.  38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid was booked into the Garfield County Jail yesterday after finally surrendering to authorities on Webster Hill between West ...
  • Judge Rules that there is enough Evidence to try Alleged Murderer DENVER (AP) – A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to try a man on charges that he killed three homeless people in a Denver parking lot. Police and prosecutors said Friday that Maurice Butler was pursuing a drug debt owed him by a couple. They said GPS data from an ankle monitor showed ...
  • 9 Year Old Boy is Trying to Appeal Town Law SEVERANCE, Colo. (AP) – A 9-year-old Colorado boy is trying to get rid of his town’s ban on snowballs, a law on the books since its founding nearly a century ago. When elementary students visit town hall in Severance, the mayor and town board members tell them about the law and also say they have ...
  • Officials investigate reports of a Small Aircraft Harassing Elk GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials say they are investigating reports that a small, single-engine aircraft harassed a herd of elk in the north-central portion of the state. The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports witnesses told authorities they saw the aircraft make two low passes over the herd near the community of ...
  • Oil & Gas Company to Search for deposits under a Colorado City LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – A petroleum company plans to search for oil and gas deposits underneath a Colorado city. Crews from Anadarko Petroleum plan to place seismic sensors in areas around the east side of Loveland. Trucks belonging to the company will then vibrate the ground.
  • Colorado Man Dies in Snowmobile Accident STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – A 24-year-old northern Colorado man was killed in a weekend snowmobile crash. Routt County officials say Hayden Savage died Saturday when his snowmobile veered off a county road and crashed into a stand of trees.  Under-Sheriff Doug Scherar says Savage was not wearing a helmet.