• News, February 26th GOV PRAISES TOUGHER DRILLING REGS DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado's new air pollution curbs on the oil and gas industry are the nation's strongest. The new rules include the nation's first statewide limits on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. They also call for infrared cameras to detect air pollution at ...
  • Grand River Meals on Wheels March for Meals Campaign The Annual March for Meals fundraising campaign is just around the corner. Grand River is joining with the National Meals On Wheels of America Association in making a month celebration and fund raising focus for Grand River Meals on Wheels. This celebration will include A month long celebration of different restaurants “Rounding Up” for GRMOW. One ...
  • CDOT Partners with Local Band to Turn the Volume Up on Distracted Driving The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launches a statewide contest aimed at increasing awareness around the dangers of distracted driving. “Live Life in Slo Mo,” kicking off today and running through April, invites Colorado high school students to create a 60-second video depicting their own interpretation of what it means to live in the moment–free ...
  • News, February 25th GLENWOOD SPRINGS MURDER SUSPECT TO STAND TRIAL Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs restaurant owner Fredy Cabrera will be tried for 1st degree murder.  The 39 year old El Jebel man has been in the Garfield County Jail since being arrested last summer for gunning down and killing his teenage daughter’s boyfriend, 21 year old Douglas Menjivar late on ...
  • 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 ...