• News, January 21st DENVER (AP) – More people tried to buy a gun in 2013 than in any other year in Colorado.Nearly 400,000 criminal background checks were processed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for gun purchasers. That's 16 percent more than in 2012, which also broke a record. In 2013 only 1.9 percent of those who applied ...
  • News, January 20th COLORADO NEWS DENVER (AP) – Marches, rallies and a rodeo are planned to mark Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in Colorado. People were marching in Denver's annual marade – a combination march and parade – from City Park to Civic Center today. Marches are also planned in Lafayette and at Colorado State University. The National Western ...
  • ROCKFALL WORK PROGRESSES ON US 550 SOUTH OF OURAY OURAY COUNTY – Technical climbers from Rigging for Rescue in Ouray assisted CDOT and Yenter Companies today by rigging a ropes path from the top of the steep slope down towards the highway. They will continue rigging tomorrow to reach the roadway below so that rock scalers from Yenter can continue bringing rocks down from ...
  • CELEBRITY CHEF HEADS UP FUNDRAISER EVENING TO FIGHT AGAINST CHILD ABUSE The Roaring Fork Valley’s local celebrity chef Susie Jimenez is again hosting Imagine 2, to benefit River Bridge Regional Center. Fans of the Food Network will recognize Susie as the runner-up from Season 7 of “Next Food Network Star.” Imagine 2 will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The Gathering Center at ...
  • CDOT PLANNING ADDITIONAL PEAK PERIOD SHOULDER LANE ON EASTBOUND I-70 IN MOUNTAINS Launching online public meeting to gather public input DENVER – Colorado Department of Transportation plans additional lane on I-70 Colorado Department of Transportation announced plans to build a Peak Period Shoulder Lane to help alleviate weekend and holiday congestion on eastbound I-70 between US 40/Empire Junction and the Twin Tunnels in Idaho Springs. CDOT has formed multiple teams of community representatives, special interest groups ...
  • ROCKFALL WORK PROGRESSES ON US 550 SOUTH OF OURAY OURAY COUNTY – A helicopter made two trips early this morning to drop crew members from Yenter Companies CDOT's geology department at the highest rockfall site (about 900 feet up). Yenter crews began placing anchors for their ropes and then started the process of bringing rocks down by hand with the use of 5-foot long pry ...
  • Colorado Agriculture Shines in Photo Contest Winners LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Winning entries in the sixteenth annual “Colorado…it's Agricultural” Photography Contest featured diverse crops, cattle drives, rodeo action, and the fact of the future of Colorado agriculture. “This year’s entries really showcased the spirit of Colorado agriculture,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  “Photographers from across the state sent us their ...
  • Parachute Branch Library regularly scheduled events/programs Please see below regularly scheduled events/programs at the Parachute Branch Library, 320 Sopris Ave. For other special events/programs, see the monthly calendar at:www.gcpld.org. Please E or call me with any questions, thx, Maura 970-963-2889 Monday Storytime, every Monday, 11 a.m., for preschool children who are learning to love to read with stories, music and activities, 970-285-9870, www.gcpld.org   The Good, The ...
  • News, January 17th PARACHUTE MAN’S MONTANA MURDER TRIAL PENDING Billings, MT.—Michael Spell, the Parachute man charges with killing a Montana teacher is back in jail after a lengthy evaluation to see if he’s mentally fit for trial.  Spell has been at the Montana State Hospital undergoing psychiatric tests since November.  The 24 year old Spell along with Lester Van ...
  • US 550 ROCKFALL WORK UPDATE Rockfall Update, Wednesday, January 16, 12:30 p.m.: US 550 over Red Mountain Pass remains closed due to continuous rockfall at MM 90, 2 miles south of Ouray; there is currently no estimate for a reopening of the pass though updates for travelers will be posted on CDOT's Traveler Information Site at:   www.cotrip.org. Today, January 16, a helicopter has made ...