• NEWS NEW MEADOWS APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON HOLD Glenwood Springs—Groundbreaking on 97 new apartment units at Glenwood Meadows will have to wait a while longer.  Last night, the Glenwood Springs City Council, with newly sworn-in members Shelly Kaup, Jonathan Godes and Rick Vorhees, decided to continue the lengthy discussion until the next meeting.  Richard Myers with the Texas-based ...
  • NEWS SNOWMASS SUMMER PROJECTS APPROVED Carbondale—A bigger restaurant and improved fiber optics are two of the projects planned for this summer at the Snowmass Ski Area.  Today the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District gave final approval to the 2017 projects that also includes a new facility for the ski patrol at the top of Sam’s Knob.  The popular Sam’s ...
  • NEWS ANOTHER GARCO EMPLOYEE GUILTY OF EMBEZZLING Glenwood Springs—For the third time in five years a Garfield County employee is caught stealing.  Alicia Macias pled guilty to embezzling $18,000 while working for the Clerk and Recorder’s Office from 2011 to 2015.  As part of her plea for felony embezzlement, another count of felony theft was dropped.  The ...
  • Smoke in the Air Today from Controlled Burn Federal Fire managers are conducting a controlled burn today in the area of West Divide Creek. Smoke is visible throughout the Colorado and Roaring Fork Valleys. The intent of today’s burn is to improve wildlife habitat within the project areas, with an emphasis on enhancing mule deer and other large game winter and transition range forage.
  • Glenwood Man Dies in UTV Crash A Glenwood man is dead following a tragic accident involving a “Utility Task Vehicle” or UTV Saturday north of Rifle. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the victim, 53-year-old Todd Sellie, was riding a 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat side-by-side near the nine mile mark on JQS Road Saturday afternoon ...
  • Carbondale Barn Total Loss Following Fire Carbondale firefighters responded to a structure fire on Goose Creek Lane near County Road 100 just before noon today. According to Mike Wagner with the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, firefighters found a barn fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The barn collapsed a short time later. Wagner says the fire was contained to ...
  • GLENWOOD SPRINGS ELECTION RESULTS GLENWOOD VOTERS LIKE KAUP, GODES FOR COUNCIL AT -LARGE Shelly Kaup             811 votes Charles Willman      724 votes Jonathan Gorst       201 votes Rick Davis                198 WARD 2 Rick Voorhees       unopposed WARD 5 Jonathan Godes                    272 Amber ...
  • NEWS LITTLETON MAN KILLED IN ROLLOVER NEAR NEW CASTLE New Castle—The man who died in Sunday’s rollover accident near New Castle was identified as 65 year old Christopher Timmes of Littleton.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Timmes died of blunt force injuries and determined the crash was an accident.  Timmes was wearing a seatbelt.  According to ...
  • NEWS RIFLE MAN SOUGHT IN MURDER OF SON-IN-LAW Rifle—The Rifle Police Department along with county and state authorities are looking for the man suspected of shooting and killing his son-in-law Wednesday night outside a North Rifle apartment building.  An an arrest warrant for first degree murder has been issued for 45 year old Michael Francis Montgomery in ...
  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Shooting Suspect Rifle Police and others are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred Wednesday night near Wamsley Elementary School. According to Rifle Police Chief Tommy Klein, dispatchers received a call reporting shots fired in the 2600 block of Acacia Avenue (near the Dearfield Park Subdivision) just before 8 o’clock. When officers arrived, they found the victim, 28 year ...