• HELICOPTER CRASH KILLS 3 NEAR SILT Silt—Three people were killed late this morning when a helicopter crashed near County Road 331 south of Silt.  According to information from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the DBS Helicopter out of Rifle, was doing some power line inspections along Dry Hollow Road when it clipped a line and crashed about a mile and a ...
  • Annual Puffer Week Drives Home Need for Auto Theft Awareness Denver, Colo. (Jan. 27, 2014) — Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT) and Colorado Auto Theft Investigators (CATI) once again team up for this year’s “Puffer Week,” slated for Jan. 27–31. The weeklong statewide awareness and enforcement push aims to educate the public about the risks, dangers and heightened crime associated with auto theft, specifically “puffers” – cars left ...
  • New Land Use Code Amendments Encourage Greenhouses (Aspen, CO – January 27, 2014) Beginning February 1st it will be easier to build a greenhouse in Pitkin County and local officials hope that translates into more local food production. Land Use Code Regulations have been amended to provide exemptions for greenhouses from floor area calculations and the site plan review process. “We hope that ...
  • Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Head-OnCollision The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy on Highway 93, north of West 64th Parkway. At 10:05 a.m., the deputy was traveling in the left northbound lane on his Harley-Davidson patrol motorcycle, entering a sweeping curve.  A 2004 Saturn Vue SUV was traveling southbound through the curve ...
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Holds Naming Contest for its Newest Ride GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2014) — There’s a new attraction coming to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park this spring that will swing riders up, up, up, around and around, and out over Glenwood Canyon. The Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is holding a contest on its Facebook page to come up with a name ...
  • News, January 23rd GOVERNOR SUPPORTS WILDFIRE PREVENTION BILLS DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed support for legislation that's been introduced to combat wildfires, including tax incentives for mitigation and funding to buy better equipment for firefighters.  But the Democratic governor indicated he's not ready to support more aggressive suggestions from Republicans who want a state-owned aerial firefighting ...
  • News, January 22nd ASPEN PLANE CRASH VIDEOS EXAMINED Aspen—A chilling, heart-wrenching video of the fatal private jet that crashed at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport nearly three weeks was released today.  The grainy, black and white security video is from five infrared cameras and shows the Canadair CL-600 bouncing once on the runway, going back in the air for a ...
  • Colorado income tax filing season begins Taxpayers are advised to start planning and organizing their records now for the income tax filing season. Don’t put off planning and filing until April. Starting early can save you time if you realize you need to obtain additional records. Then file quickly, easily and securely through any of several Colorado income tax electronic filing ...
  • YOUTHZONE NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK Glenwood Springs , CO — YouthZone has joined forces with other teens and scientists across the United States as part of “National Drug Facts Week” (NDFW).  The week-long health observance, organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, takes place Monday, January 28th through Sunday, February 3rd.  ...
  • Skimmer Found on Local ATM ASPEN, CO – 1/20/14 – At approximately 5:50pm on January 20, 2014 the Aspen Police were dispatched to Aspen Wells Fargo branch for a heat sensor alarm. Upon arriving on scene the responding officers noticed something suspicious about one of the ATMs and requested a detective to assist with further investigation.   After surveying the ATM officers ...