• Federal Mineral Lease District Spring Grants Announced GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A half million dollars will make a big splash to help build the new pool in Rifle.  The 9.5 million dollar project was the big winner of the spring grants announced by the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District. The grant will help Rifle offset the cost of the project that was given the ...
  • Three Democrats Vying For 3rd Congressional District Nomination EAGLE—Arn Menconi has been officially placed on the Democrat primary ballot to run for Congress.  The former Eagle County Commissioner and one time Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate managed to collect enough petition signatures according to Secretary of State Wayne Williams.  Menconi joins two other candidates on the Democrat ballot; former State Representative ...
  • Cattle Creek & Braderich Creek Prescribed Burns Should Happen Soon GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. –Pending favorable weather conditions, firefighters with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR) are expecting a window of opportunity within the next few days to a week to conduct prescribed burn operations for the Cattle Creek and/or Braderich Creek prescribed burns. The prescribed burns will each target up ...
  • Silt Election Shake Up Silt—There’s been a big change in the election results for the town of Silt.  TJ Tucker, one of nine candidates running for four open seats on the board of trustees initially ended up out of the running on election night with only 138 votes. After a recount, Tucker finished third with 246 votes. The 108 ...
  • Colorado Political Parties Making Big Decisions This weekend Colorado’s major party assemblies on Saturday will help shape who gets into the gubernatorial primaries on June 26. A surprisingly open Republican governor’s contest features candidates trying to court conservative delegates loyal to President Donald Trump. The Democratic contest is headlined by two candidates pledging a distinctly anti-Trump agenda. The Republican State Assembly will be ...
  • Fire Officials Say This Could The Busiest Season in 5 to 6 Years Fire officials are expecting a busy wildfire season in Colorado this year after an abnormally dry winter. Colorado’s fire management director, Mike Morgan, said Friday that this summer could be the worst wildfire season since the deadly and destructive seasons of 2012 and 2013. Based on its experience in those years, Gov. John Hickenlooper says ...
  • Republican Candidate Protests Challenger’s deadline submission Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman is protesting challenger Walker Stapleton’s decision to compete at the party’s state assembly this weekend. Coffman sent a letter Thursday to state party attorney Scott Gessler insisting that Stapleton missed an April 2 deadline for declaring he would seek to qualify for the June primary at Saturday’s assembly.
  • Grand Junction Trustee Resigns A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses. Palisade trustees are the licensing authority for the town’s marijuana businesses and therefore cannot hold a marijuana license.
  • New Castle Traffic Reconfiguration -Public meeting at the New Castle Community Center Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30. Staff will explain upcoming reconfiguration of traffic lanes on Main Street (Highway 6). The change involves reduction of traffic lanes to two, with a center turn lane and bike lanes on each side.
  • Avalanche Victim Identified Longtime Mountain Rescue Aspen Member Killed Aspen—He saved hundreds of lives during his 30 years as a member of the elite Mountain Rescue Aspen team.  57 year old John Galvin was killed in Sunday afternoon’s avalanche after being slammed into a tree outside the boundaries of Aspen Highlands.  Galvin and a friend were ascending the Maroon ...