• Aspen Skiing to pay nearly $109,000 to 300 workers following US Labor Department investigation Aspen Skiing Co. in Aspen has agreed to pay $108,796 in back wages and liquidated damages to 300 employees after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor found violations of the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. “Aspen Skiing Co. is one of the largest employers in this area. ...
  • RFSD Proposes Calendar Changes for Next School Year The Roaring Fork School District is considering some significant changes to its school calendar that would aim to increase student achievement and enhance professional development. A new partnership with the community-wide Cradle to Career Initiative by the Aspen Community Foundation and other community resources will support the proposed changes, allowing RFSD to offer expanded learning ...
  • Sheriff Lou Vallario Receives Patriot Award SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR SUPPORT OF OUR MILITARY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized for their support of military service members and their families. Specifically, Sheriff Lou Vallario, in the center of the photo, was a recipient of the “Patriot Award” presented by the National Chair of Employer Support of the ...
  • News, February 19th GARCO CLARIFIES STANCE ON THOMPSON DIVIDE LEGISLATION Glenwood Springs—Contrary to reports, Garfield County Commission Chairman John Martin has not urged Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton to support an effort to permanently ban drilling on the Thompson Divide.  County officials say Thompson Divide Coalition Director Zane Kessler took statements made earlier this month out of context and ...
  • News, February 18th SILT OFFICIALS SAY DRINKING WATER IS FINE Glenwood Springs—Officials with the town of Silt went before the Garfield County Board of Commissioners this morning and publicly stated that the town’s water is fit to drink. Mayor Pro-Tem Rick Aluise and Utilities Manager Jack Castle were responding to allegations from some citizens that the water is being ...
  • RFBRC Sponsors Rural Energy for America Program Grant Training Workshop Roaring Fork Business Resource Center sponsors a free training workshop for the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant application. The workshop will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Glenwood Springs on February 27, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. REAP can assist small businesses, farmers and ranchers with energy ...
  • News, February 17th GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY Glenwood Springs—Local and county offices will be closed today for the President’s Day holiday.  Garfield County Commissioners will hold their regular weekly meeting tomorrow morning at 8.  COMMUNITY MEETING ON INSURANCE RATE ISSUE TO BE HELD THIS FRIDAY Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Commissioners will hold a public meeting this Friday, February ...
  • Glenwood Springs teachers need volunteers Junior Achievement (JA) of the Roaring Fork Valley works with local businesses and organizations to match volunteers with local classrooms to teach programs on the topics of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to students in kindergarten through high school. Glenwood Springs teachers need volunteers who have just 30 minutes per week to spare…our elementary level ...
  • News, February 14th ‘WEE HOURS’ BAR BILL ADVANCES AT STATE CAPITAL DENVER (AP) – Bars could bars stay open past 2 a.m. under a bill moving forward in the Colorado House. Lawmakers advanced the bill Friday with an unrecorded voice vote, setting up a final vote next week to send the proposal to the Senate.  The proposal would let ...
  • News, February 13th VAIL (AP) – All the new snow in Colorado’s mountains that has raised the avalanche danger likely helped save the lives of two people whose car plunged down Vail Pass off Interstate 70 earlier this week. Fire Chief Mark Miller told the Vail Daily that 8 feet of snow acted as a cushion, likely preventing ...