• Flash Flood Watch in Effect Through the Night Weather systems are combining to draw moisture into Colorado, raising the risk of flooding in much of the state. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for nearly the whole state this afternoon and tonight. High and low pressure systems combined with typical summer monsoon moisture could cause 2 to 3 inches of ...
  • Call for Nominations-2014 Jackie Morales Distinguished Awards for Community Service The 2014 Jackie Morales Distinguished Awards for Community Service will be presented during the Twelfth Annual Festival las Americas, Sunday, August 24th, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. The awards are given to four local individuals who exemplify the spirit and dedication Morales demonstrated toward the well-being and care of the Latino community. Her inspiration and ...
  • Mudslide Closes Midland Avenue in Glenwood UPDATE:  The 8th Street bridge and the 27th Street bridge are open, however Midland Avenue remains closed at the location of the mudslide. A mudslide caused by heavy rain this afternoon has forced authorities to close Midland Avenue in Glenwood north of 27th Street.  There is no estimated time when the road will reopen.
  • New Fire Burning in Northwestern Colorado CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – Firefighters are working to protect ranches and oil and gas facilities from the latest wildfire burning in northwestern Colorado. The 300-acre Elk Springs Fire started Saturday in windy conditions near a small ranching community of the same name. It's burning just south of U.S. Highway 40 in grass, sage, pinion and juniper, ...
  • Bear That Attacked Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Will be Euthenized ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – State wildlife officers plan to set a trap in the Aspen alley where a bear swiped at an off-duty sheriff's deputy. The bear injured the abdomen and leg of Erin Smiddy early Sunday morning. She had to get stitches but Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras says the attack could have been ...
  • Glenwood Woman with Broken Arm Rescued from Crown Mountain Around 10:30 Thursday morning, Pitkin County authorities received a phone call from a woman who indicated she had broken her arm in several places while motorcycling on Crown Mountain near Basalt.  According to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, ten emergency responders from Mountain Rescue Aspen, Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District and the Pitkin County Sheriff’s ...
  • Wildfire Burning and Growing near Maybell CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched about 5,000 acres in northwestern Colorado. Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and made significant runs through sagebrush and grassland. Three people were forced to leave the ...
  • Plane Skids off the Runway in Aspen Authorities are investigating after a private jet skidded and spun off the runway while landing at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. County spokeswoman Pat Bingham says the Galaxy G200 spun off the runway at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Three people – two pilots and a passenger – were aboard the plane, but no injuries were reported. Bingham says ...
  • Chris Christie in Aspen Tonight DENVER (AP) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state's GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders. Christie will be at a noon fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday for the Republican Governor's Association (RGA), which Christie chairs. Afterward, he'll ...
  • Centennial Park Concert Series Continues With Caleb Dean Band Friday Night Friday, July 25th, Rifle’s Centennial Park Concert Series continues with the Country Western melodies of the Caleb Dean Band.  The free show starts at 7:00pm at the park’s pavilion, with food available for purchase and free mini golf for the kids. Caleb Dean is  a singer/songwriter, born in the heartland state of Indiana and raised in ...