• Possible Suicide at Grizzly Creek Glenwood Springs—Garfield County authorities believe the person found dead in the icy waters of the Colorado River near the Grizzly Creek rest area committed suicide.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a body found in the river around 10 o’clock Saturday morning.  Attempts to revive the individual were unsuccessful.  Garfield  County Coroner Robert Glassmire ...
  • Silt Town Board to Discuss River Preserve Silt—A water infrastructure easement deed is expected to be approved by the Silt Board of Trustees at tonight’s meeting.  The resolution would allow the town to build a temporary construction easement and a permanent irrigation easement on the Silt River Preserve.  The town wants to have an irrigation line from the Loesch and Crann ditch ...
  • Rifle Weed Regulations Approved on 2nd Reading Rifle—Marijuana will soon be available in Rifle for something other than medicine. The city is taking steps to make sure it can be sold for recreational use.  On second reading, with a somewhat tempered, less-than-enthusiastic vote, the city council approved amending the licensing and regulations of marijuana businesses.  The amendment allows retail weed to be ...
  • Colorado State Patrol Involved in Fatal Shooting CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating after a Colorado State Patrol officer fatally shot someone at the scene of a one-vehicle crash in western Colorado. The CBI says the shooting happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday on State Highway 135 just south of Crested Butte. Officials have not said ...
  • Fatal Crash in Fort Collins FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Police in Colorado say two people have died in a crash involving a suspicious truck that fled from officers. Fort Collins Police Department spokesman Brandon Barnes said the driver of the suspicious truck was arrested at the crash location. Barnes said police were investigating a report of a suspicious truck ...
  • Skiers have Options DENVER (AP) – Holiday skiers have more options in Colorado. Snowmass Ski Area, Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Telluride Ski Resort all opened for the season Thursday. Steamboat Resort opened Wednesday with up to 60 acres of terrain, the most on opening day since 2014.  Sunlight Mountain Resort opened this  morning.
  • Governor-elect will stay Home DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis says he and his family will live in their Boulder home most of the time instead of moving into the Governor’s Residence in Denver.  Polis will spend the night at the official residence if needed when the Legislature is in session. Polis, a Democrat, would be the first ...
  • Christopher Watts Convicted DENVER (AP) – Prosecutors say a Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife and smothered their two young daughters. Christopher Watts received three consecutive life sentences without a chance at parole on Monday, nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke’s comments on how Watts killed his ...
  • CU Senior wins Rhodes Scholarship BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A University of Colorado senior is the first woman from the school to win a Rhodes scholarship and the first Sikh-American to be selected for the honor. Serene Singh of Colorado Springs was one of 32 American students selected to study at Oxford University by the Rhodes Trust on Sunday. The ...
  • Denver Suburb Acquires Water Rights AURORA, Colo. (AP) – A Denver suburb has finalized an unusual deal to acquire water from an inactive gold mine. Aurora city officials said Friday the $34 million deal gives the city the rights to about 1,400 acre-feet of water a year from the London Mine outside Alma, about 100 miles to the west. An ...