• Onlookers Causing Trouble for Firefighters Motorists wanting to catch a glimpse of a fire burning between Rifle and Rulison are causing trouble for fire crews trying to battle the flames tonight. Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says members of the public are being asked to avoid County Road 320 if possible.  Additional traffic from onlookers has apparently been ...
  • NEWS JOHN MARTIN TAKES GOP PRIMARY Glenwood Springs—John Martin’s quest to win an unprecedented sixth term on the Garfield County Board of Commissioners continues after last night’s primary victory. Martin captured just over 73 percent of the vote to handily defeat Republican challenger Aron Diaz. Martin thanked Diaz for running a positive, issue-focused campaign and now looks ...
  • NEWS STILL NO ID OF DROWNING VICTIM Glenwood Springs—Foul play has been ruled out by Garfield County authorities in last weekend’s death of a middle aged man who was found floating in the Colorado River. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says the body had been in the river for several days before it was discovered by ...
  • NEWS GARCO APPROVES FUNDS FOR ‘SANE’ PROGRAM Glenwood Springs—An important rape investigation program is being restored to Garfield County and the rest of the 9th Judicial District. The once dormant program known as ‘SANE’ standing for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, received a $2,500 grant from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners this morning. District Attorney Sherry ...
  • NEWS UPDATE: WESTERN U.S. WILDFIRES COLORADO Firefighters are clearing brush and wetting grass on the edges of a forest near the Colorado-Wyoming border where a blaze has burned 8 square miles. Crews are concentrating on keeping the flames from about 40 nearby vacation homes. So far, only a few small structures have burned. Officials have ...
  • NEWS ASPEN CHAIRLIFT SHOVER LEGALLY INSANE Aspen—The man who shoved a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands in January, has been deemed legally insane by a state psychiatrist. 32 year old Thomas Proesel has already pled not guilty of first-degree assault for pushing a 28 year old snowboarder off the Loge Peak Lift. The snowboarder ...
  • NEWS SPECIAL BENCH DEDICATION TO HONOR PARACHUTE BABY Parachute—The memory of the baby girl who was allegedly beaten to death by her father one year ago today will be honored tonight in Parachute. Local officials will gather with community members to dedicate a special bench at Cottonwood Park in the name of Sarah Ogden. A committee has ...
  • NEWS DEADLY RAFTING ACCIDENT ON ROARING FORK Aspen—A commercial rafting accident on the Roaring Fork River claimed the life of a man late this morning. According to early reports, the man fell out of the boat twice while going through the class 4 rapid section called the Slaughterhouse near Stein Park. At least four of the ...
  • NEWS GARCO/CSU EMISSIONS STUDY RESULTS COMPLETE Glenwood Springs— A three-year study of air pollution from Garfield County fracking wells found the highest rate of emissions came just after fracking was completed. The research presented today to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners didn’t measure the effects on human health, but it will help state officials devise such ...
  • NEWS RIVERS PEAKING, LOCAL AUTHORITIES WARN OF DANGERS Glenwood Springs—Local rivers and streams are flowing high and strong and authorities are a little concerned. According to the latest stream flow report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the Colorado River at Glenwood Springs is over 18,000 thousand cubic feet per second, well over the mean of 11,000 cfs. ...