• NEWS SEARCH CONTINUES FOR COOK IN PITCO Aspen—There’s still no sign of David Cook.  Despite sending in dozens of reinforcements and additional back country rescue teams from around the state, efforts to find the missing 49 year old Albuquerque man in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area have come up empty.  10 days ago, the former Marine set ...
  • NEWS ADDITIONAL CREWS LOOKING FOR MISSING CLIMBER  Aspen—The search for the New Mexico man who’s been missing in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area for over a week has intensified.  Search teams from around the state have been called in to help find 49 year old David Cook of Albuquerque.  The former Marine set out nine days ago ...
  • NEWS AMAYA MURDER TRIAL Eagle—While hiding under a truck from his crazed, older, gun-wielding cousin, an El Jebel teen talked to the 9-1-1 dispatcher the night of July 12th, 2014 moments after his parents had been gunned down in their home.  The young man, now 15, was the first witness called to the stand yesterday in Eagle ...
  • NEWS EL JEBEL DOUBLE MURDER TRIAL UNDERWAY El Jebel—More than two years have passed since an El Jebel man shot and killed his aunt and uncle in their home.  Today, opening arguments were heard in the double-murder trial of Williams Anderson Amaya.   Amaya has pled not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 12th, 2014 ...
  • NEWS GARCO ATTORNEY UP FOR JUDGESHIP Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Attorney Tari Williams may soon be sounding a judge’s gavel.  Williams of Carbondale is one of three candidates nominated to be the next judge for the Ninth Judicial District.  The other nominees are Anne Morrdin, also of Carbondale and Scott Turner of Denver. Current District Judge Daniel Petre ...
  • Huge Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation Found Near Rifle Rifle—A massive illegal marijuana grow operation near Rifle has been shut down by local and federal law enforcement agencies.  Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says 14 illegal Chinese immigrants, (12 men, 2 women) were also taken into custody and some three thousand marijuana plants were discovered.  Vallario says suspicions were raised when authorities noticed a large ...
  • NEWS VETERANS HEALTH CARE Denver—The suicide of a veteran awaiting treatment for PTSD at a Colorado VA clinic has the attention of Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner.  Gardner and fellow GOP Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin are both asking for an investigation into a whistleblower’s report about the circumstances surrounding the veteran’s death.  Gardner wants to know ...
  • NEWS BLEAK BUDGET OUTLOOK FOR COLORADO Denver—Garfield County’s impending budget challenges are symptomatic of what the entire state is facing in 2017.  Colorado revenue forecasts released today by legislative and economic analysts say a combination of factors are to blame for the bleak budget outlook, namely shrinking oil and gas revenues and court-ordered tax refunds to oil ...
  • NEWS HUNTER RESCUED NEAR SUNLIGHT Aspen—A Wisconsin man hunting near Sunlight Mountain had to be escorted back to his campsite earlier this week after a cold night in the back country.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, about 20 members of Mountain Rescue Aspen were called out to assist 55 year old Charlie Johnson ...
  • NEWS GARCO DEBATES PAY RAISES Glenwood Springs—Garfield County employees will see a little more in their paychecks next year but not as much as they had hoped for.  County Human Resources Director Dianne Hayes says the average merit-based pay raise around the state is 3.3 percent. She asking the county for a little less, somewhere between 3 ...