• Clean Up Continues Near Parachute Parachute– Two recent leaks from oil and gas facilities near Parachute has crews busy doing clean up.  A buried natural gas gathering line owned by Bargath,  ruptured last week north of Parachute.  Williams says its surface water monitoring results indicate it has stopped contaminants from continuing to reach Parachute Creek.  According to the Colorado Oil and ...
  • Fewer Students Enrolled in Colorado Public Schools DENVER (AP) – Colorado public schools recorded their smallest increase in student numbers in nearly 30 years. According to figures released by the state department of education 1,256 more preschool through 12th grade students were counted in October 2018 than the previous year for a total statewide enrollment of over 911,500 students. The increase from the ...
  • Teacher & Father of Two Killed in Monday's Avalanche Aspen—The man killed in an avalanche on Monday morning near the Markley Hut in the Castle Creek Valley has been identified as Arin Trook.  The California native and Stanford graduate was well-known for his love of the outdoors and passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge of environmental science.  Trook was in his sixth year ...
  • Deadly Pitkin County Avalanche Aspen—An avalanche killed someone this morning outside of Aspen.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, the victim,who's name, age and hometown have not been released was caught in the slide near the Markley Hut.  At an elevation of over 10,000 feet, the Markley Hut area sees a high number of avalanches. The ...
  • December Unemployment up Slightly in Colorado Denver—Colorado's jobless rate finished the year with a small increase. According to the state labor department, unemployment rose two-tenths of a percentage point from November to December to 3.5 percent.  Officials say the slight increase is due to a combination of factors; the number of people actively participating in the workforce increased by over 9,000 ...
  • Glenwood Springs Voters will Decide Fate of Street Tax Glenwood Springs—Will Glenwood Springs be able to fix it's cracking, bumpy, aging streets?  It will be up to the voters to decide in April. Last night the Glenwood Springs City Council voted to place a proposed 3/4 cent sales tax increase on the ballot. Former council member Kathryn Trauger serves on the Financial Advisory Board ...
  • New Judicial District Proposed For Colorado DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers plan to push a proposal that would form a new judicial district, the state's first in more than half a century. The plan calls for carving a new jurisdiction out of the growing 18th Judicial District, which encompasses Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert counties southeast of Denver. The district contains ...
  • CU-Boulder Fundraiser Effort Underway BOULDER (AP) – The University of Colorado has announced its most ambitious fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $4 billion. The university has already raised more than $2 billion in the quiet phase of the campaign, which has been ongoing since late 2013. University officials say they have now made the campaign public to ...
  • Colorado Supreme Court Sides with Oil & Gas Industry Denver—It's a legal victory for Colorado's oil and gas industry and a bitter defeat for environmentalists.  In a unanimous decision this morning, the Colorado Supreme Court overturned a state court of appeals decision that said the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission should be compelled to consider public and environmental health before issuing a new ...
  • Rifle ‘Totalizer' Treats Tons of Sewage Rifle—Three billion gallons of sewage.  It's a disgusting image but it's a relief not a drop found it's way into the Colorado River from the city of Rifle since 2009.  The totalizer, at Rifle's Wastewater Reclamation Facility just rolled past the three billion gallon mark and the city is touting the milestone with some startling ...