• Graduation Weekend in Garfield RE-2 & District 16 Rifle—The first big wave of high school graduates in Garfield County will receive their diplomas this weekend. District 16 in Parachute and the Garfield Re-2 district will officially send the class of 2019 off into the real world tomorrow.  Graduation ceremonies at Grand Valley High School get under way 10 am.  Ceremonies at Coal Ridge ...
  • Planning & Zoning Meeting Over New Bank Building Postponed Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new bank building on Grand Avenue won't be presented to the Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission next month after all.  According to the city, officials with ANB Bank asked that the June 25th meeting be moved to July.  A specific date has yet to be determined.  ANB is looking ...
  • RE-1 School District Salary Increases Explored Glenwood Springs—The Roaring Fork School District is among the most expensive places to live while teachers in the area are some of the of the lowest paid. That's a big reason the Re-1 district is pushing for higher salaries.  According to the district's Interest Based Bargaining team (IBB) the average salary is 15 to 20 ...
  • Lake Christine Wildfire Plea Deal Eagle—45 days in jail, $100,000 in restitution and 15-hundred hours of community service.  That was the sentence handed down to the couple who started the devastating Lake Christine Wildfire last summer.  23 year old Allison Marcus and 24 year old Richard Miller agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for starting the fire in ...
  • Colorado Pharmacist Gets Six Months for Selling Painkillers DENVER (AP) – A Colorado pharmacist who pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescription painkillers has been sentenced to six months in prison and must pay $55,000 toward state programs helping crime victims and addicts. Prosecutors say the financial penalty is the first of its kind in Colorado's federal court district and among the first nationally ...
  • Colorado Man Avoids Prison for Threatening Facebook Message DENVER (AP) – A plea bargain in Utah calls for a Colorado man to avoid a prison sentence for posting a Facebook message threatening to kill “as many girls as I see.” Other judges already have shown 27-year-old Christopher Cleary of Denver some leniency after he stalked and harassed a string of women and teenagers. ...
  • Late Spring Storm Hammers Front Range Undated—An unusually late spring snowstorm led to several canceled flights out of Denver International Airport this morning.  DIA received three inches of snow while some areas near Colorado Springs received over a foot.  The storm reportedly snapped tree limbs in and around Denver.
  • Glenwood Canyon Rock Slide Closes I-70 Glenwood Springs—A large rock slide closed both directions of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon this morning.  According to reports from the Colorado Department of Transportation, no vehicles were involved and no one was hurt when the slide occurred around 7:00 am just west of the Shoshone Power Plant.  The eastbound lanes are open, and the westbound ...
  • Cattle Creek Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Thursday EL JEBEL, Colo. –Pending favorable weather conditions, firefighters with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR) are expecting a window of opportunity tomorrow to conduct the Cattle Creek prescribed burn. The prescribed burn will reduce hazardous fuels and improve wildlife habitat on up to 1,800 acres of National Forest Lands. The Cattle ...
  • “Shrooms” now Decriminalized in Denver DENVER (AP) – Voters have made Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in “magic mushrooms.” Preliminary results show that the citizen-led initiative narrowly passed Tuesday. It makes the use or possession of psilocybin by people 21 and older the lowest enforcement priority for police and prosecutors.  Late Tuesday, the controversial ...