• New Oil and Gas Rules in Consideration DENVER (AP) – Colorado regulators are considering proposed new rules for oil and gas pipelines in Colorado after a fatal explosion last year blamed on leaking gas. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opened two days of hearings Monday on regulations for installing, testing and shutting down lines that carry oil and gas from ...
  • Snowpack in Colorado DURANGO (AP) – A weekend storm brought some light snow to the dry mountains of southwestern Colorado. The snowpack in the southwestern corner of the state was listed at 25 percent of average Monday. The state overall is at 57 percent. National Weather Service meteorologist Megan Stackhouse says another storm set to move into Colorado ...
  • Aspen Cyclist Leaving For Spain ASPEN (AP) – Professional cyclist Tejay van Garderen says he is leaving Colorado to move to Spain. The Aspen Times reports van Garderen and his wife and former professional cyclist Jessica Phillips are moving from Aspen to Girona in northeast Spain. Since most of van Garderen’s races are in Europe, the cyclist says the move ...
  • Atlantic City Casino Sold to Colorado Developer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The Florida developer who is selling a closed Atlantic City casino says he grew frustrated at what he called an anti-business climate in New Jersey that he says imposes burdensome regulations. In a transaction announced Monday, Glenn Straub sold the former Revel casino to Colorado developer Bruce Deifik (DYE’-fick) for ...
  • Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Fallen Douglas County Deputy Highlands Ranch—Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario and several of his deputies attended this morning’s memorial service for Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish. The 29 year old husband and father of two girls was gunned down in a New Year’s Eve ambush-style attack at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch.  Hundreds of people waving American flags ...
  • Roaring Fork Watershed Snowpack Way Down Carbondale—The Roaring Fork Watershed continues to lag behind average levels for this time of year. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the SWE or Snow Water Equivalent on McClure Pass is 13 percent of normal while the basin itself is only 55 percent of normal. One year ago, ...
  • Bad News for Colorado River Supplies Las Vegas—We may be enjoying sunny, winter days but it’s bad news for the Colorado River Basin. The first forecast of the year from the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City paints a bleak picture for the seven western states that rely on the Colorado River. Experts say the Colorado is only expected to ...
  • Criminal Charges for Driver in Double Fatality Near Rifle Rifle—The man behind the wheel in last week’s deadly rollover crash north of Rifle that claimed the lives of two local men is facing criminal charges.  40 year old Cody Christopher made his first appearance in Garfield County court yesterday where he was formally charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, assault and DUI.  36 ...
  • Garfield County Men Killed in Crash North of Rifle   Rifle—Two local men were killed in a car crash late Thursday night on a remote road north of the Rifle Correctional facility.  According to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, 41 year old Trent Johnson of Glenwood Springs and 36 year old Matthew Smith of Rifle died at the scene of the accident at ...
  • New Colorado Laws Undated—If you were earning minimum wage in Colorado in 2017, you just got a hefty raise as of yesterday. Thanks to a new law that went into effect with the new year, Colorado’s minimum wage went from $7.18 an hour to $10.20 an hour. It’s the first step in a plan approved by voters to ...