• B.L.M. Resource Advisory Council Nominations Silt—If you’re qualified and have the time, you could help shape future management plans for public lands in the west.  The Bureau of Land Management is reopening nominations for the influential Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC).  David Boyd with the BLM field office in Silt says during the first round of nominations last spring, they ...
  • Transfer Trail Rollover Death Glenwood Springs—The young man who was killed Monday in a late night rollover accident on Transfer Trail was a lifelong Garfield County resident as well as an admired outdoorsman and rafting guide.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says 25 year old Ethan Turner died at the scene just north of Glenwood Springs.  According to reports ...
  • I-70 Closed Through Glenwood Canyon At 9:00 PM, all lanes of traffic are open. I-70 is closed both directions in Glenwood Canyon due to an accident near Hanging Lake Tunnel. Westbound is closed at mile marker 133 (Dotsero) and eastbound is closed at mile 116 (Glenwood Springs). There is no estimate on reopening the road.
  • Basalt Apartment Evacuation Order UPDATE 10/2/18 6:00 PM: The Basalt Library will close at 7:00 tonight. Residents who need a place to stay will be able to stay in the auxiliary gym at  Basalt High School until 7:00 AM. Pets are not allowed in the high school, but are being accepted at the Aspen Animal Shelter until 8:00 tonight ...
  • I-70 Closed due to Shot Fired from Vehicle Glenwood Springs—A Utah man was taken into custody Monday afternoon for allegedly firing a gun from an SUV while heading east on I-70 between Glenwood Springs and No Name.  According to eyewitness statements,  43 year old Ryan Johnson was a passenger in a Ford Expedition when just before 1 o’clock, he fired a single round ...
  • CMU Football Player did not Commit Suicide Grand Junction—Colorado Mesa University football player Brett Ojiyi did not commit suicide according to investigators.  The 21 year old student-athlete from Los Angeles died from a single gunshot wound to the chest according to Mesa County Coroner Dean Havlik.  The fourth year running back died last Saturday at a home near the CMU campus.  Based ...
  • Comcast Outage Attributed to Hit and Run Glenwood Springs—A hit and run accident between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale late Monday morning left a couple thousand people in the Roaring Fork Valley without cable television, cell service and the internet for about six hours.  According to reports from Comcast, roughly 25-hundred customers in the valley were affected by the outage as well as ...
  • Spring Creek Arsonist to be Tried Denver—The Denmark man charged with arson in the Spring Creek Wildfire will stand trial.  A judge has ruled that Jesper Joergensen will be tried for 141 counts of arson.  That number represents the homes and buildings destroyed by the third largest wildfire in Colorado history. Authorities arrested Joergensen on June 28th after he told police ...
  • End of the Line for Crime Stoppers of Garfield County Glenwood Springs—“McGruff the Crime Dog” is calling it quits in Garfield County.  Due to a general lack of interest from local police departments and the explosion of social media, the Garfield County Chapter of Crimestoppers is pulling the plug.  The once-thriving chapter disbanded in the late 90’s only to revived for one last go-round in ...
  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Back in Effect Friday 9/21 Update: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect, or will go back into effect for all unincorporated land in Pitkin and Eagle Counties as well as land managed by the White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management. In addition, most municipalities plan to begin enforcing stage 1 restrictions. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario ...