• 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 ...
  • Crews Make Fast Progress on Moffat County Fire Craig—The Boone Draw Draw Fire about 50 miles west of Craig seems to be settling down.  The fire, burning on BLM land began only five days ago but rapidly grew to nearly 8,700 acres.  Officials at the BLM Field office in Kremmling say crews have already achieved 80 percent containment despite hot, dry and windy ...
  • Wildfire Season Lingers Steamboat Springs—There’s no relaxing until a wildfire is 100 percent contained.  Firefighters near Steamboat Springs were reminded of that when a two-month old fire that 70 percent contained flared up again.  Aaron Voos with the Routt National Forest says the fire jumped containment lines Wednesday and came within a few miles of U.S. Highway 40.  ...
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir in Trouble Gunnison—The largest body of water in Colorado, Blue Mesa Reservoir west of Gunnison, is fast approaching historic lows this fall.  The Bureau of Reclamation says the reservoir, which feeds into the Colorado River is currently at 39 percent capacity.  Sandra Snell-Dobert, a spokeswoman for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park says the water ...
  • Tipton Pushes for Wildfire Prevention Funding Glenwood Springs—Now that fire restrictions have been lifted in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin County along with BLM and Forest Service lands, it’s time to think about wildfire prevention.  Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton says it’s also a good opportunity to discuss ways to redirect billions of dollars that are burned up every year fighting fires.  Tipton ...
  • Plans Unveiled for New Rifle Nursing Home Rifle—The E. Dene Moore Nursing Home in Rifle is recognized around the country as a top notch facility.  The problem is, it’s old and officials say it seems when a leak is repaired, another is sure to follow.  Grand River Hospital CEO Jim Coombs is thankful voters approved an 89.4 million dollar bond measure last ...
  • Rifle Nursing Home Plans Rifle—10 months ago, voters in Garfield County approved an 89.4 million dollar bond measure to replace the old, dilapidated E. Dene Moore Care Center and expand Grand River Hospital in Rifle.  Tonight, the Rifle City Council will get it’s first look at the plans for the new nursing home that will replace the 51 year ...