• NEWS LITTLETON (AP) – Residents have been asked to stay inside and some schools have been placed on tighter security as authorities investigate a report of shots fired. Deputies are searching the area in and around a shopping center Friday morning but the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said it hasn’t been able to confirm yet whether ...
  • Hanging Lake Management Plan Adopted by Forest Service Glenwood Springs—After nearly six years in the making, the Hanging Lake Area Management Plan is being adopted and implemented by the White River National Forest. Officials decided to go with Alternative 2, which will  limit daily capacity on the increasingly popular trail to 615.  The maximum number will be enforced year-round through a fee-based reservation ...
  • Oil and Gas Commission Director Steps Down Denver—The head of one of Colorado’s most influential government boards has resigned. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Matt Lepore plans to return to the private sector effective March 2nd. Julie Murphy, the Assistant Director for Energy and Minerals at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources will step in as the new director of ...
  • Colorado Flu Season Winding Down DENVER (AP) – The state epidemiologist says the influenza season in Colorado likely has peaked. State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy says the record will likely fall before the end of February, but plenty of flu is still going around. The Denver Post reports that the state is on a record-setting pace.
  • Colorado Lt. Governor Coming to Roaring Fork Valley for Affordable Housing Town Hall Carbondale—Colorado’s affordable housing problem is sending Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne on a three day Affordable Housing Town Hall tour across the state that will include a stop in Carbondale. Lynne is looking for feedback from citizens to “tackle the skyrocketing costs of housing across the state.” The Lt. Governor’s town hall meetings will conclude on ...
  • Colorado Springs High Schools Add Security After Threat Rumors Colorado Springs—Two high schools in Colorado Springs beefed up security and postponed activities after rumors of threats were discovered today on social media.  Additional security and police officers were sent to the campuses of Widefield and Harrison high schools today even though the threats were not considered credible.  Authorities say the rumors are most likely ...
  • Chemical-Filled Bottles Found Near Area Rivers Law enforcement officials are warning area residents about plastic bottles filled with an unknown liquid that have been turning up around local rivers. According to Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, over the last week, several bottles, usually containing a blue or purple liquid and a paper-like substance were found by residents of ...
  • Delayed Opening Today at CMC Rifle Campuses Because of inclement weather, Colorado Mountain College Rifle campus and Downtown Rifle Academic Center are closed until noon today. To confirm whether your afternoon or evening class is scheduled at CMC Rifle, please call the campus snowline at 970-625-6990.
  • El Paso County Deputy Hailed a Hero by Family Colorado Springs—The family of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick, who was killed in a shootout with a car thief two days ago, says they are grieving the loss of a hero and a “truly wonderful man.”  Family members say the 34 year old Flick reacted selflessly to protect the public and fellow law ...
  • Garfield County Supports Roan Drilling Project Rulison—A major natural gas drilling project on the slopes of the Roan Plateau received the blessing of Garfield County. After assurances that the visual impacts of 63 wells near Rulison will be minimal, county commissioners voiced their full support for Terra Energy Partners’ plan. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the positive economic impact over the next ...