• News, July 24th FIRES NEAR MEEKER STILL BURNING MEEKER (AP) — Crews are working to build more containment lines around two wildfires burning in northwestern Colorado. The Citadel Fire has burned 2.9 square miles about 40 miles northwest of Meeker since being reported Sunday. It's 10 percent contained. The East Tschuddi (ta-SHOE'-dee) Fire is 445 acres, about 20 ...
  • News, July 23rd GARFIELD COUNTY CHOSEN FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS PROJECT Glenwood Springs—Garfield County was chosen to take part in an important, year-long project to put alternative fuels for vehicles on the fast track.  CLEER, short for Clean Energy Economy for the Region, will be leading the pilot project known as “Refuel Colorado Fleets.”  Eight other counties were selected after ...
  • News, July 22nd COL ATTY GENERAL DISPUTES FEDS TAKING ENERGY FUNDS Grand Junction—Uncle Sam has no business taking energy lease money to pay down the federal budget deficit according to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.  Suthers says about 110 million dollars is being withheld from energy-impacted states like Colorado and Utah.  He says the federal government has no authority ...
  • News, July 19th COLORADO/TRI-COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT Denver—More Coloradans were in the unemployment line in June.  According to the latest figures from the state labor department, the jobless rate rose one tenth of a percentage point to 7 percent.  Nationally, the unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent.  Summer hiring helped boost numbers locally.  In Pitkin County, the unemployment rate dropped from ...
  • News, July 18th WEST NILE VIRUS WARNING FOR GARFIELD COUNTY Glenwood Springs—Protect yourself from mosquitoes.  Garfield County officials say several hot spots have been found where mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  A human case of the mosquito-borne disease hasn’t been reported in Garfield County for over 6 years but officials say now is not the time ...
  • News, July 17th OVERDUE HIKERS FOUND IN PITCO ASPEN (AP) — Six hikers missing on the Lost Man Loop trail near Aspen have been found safe. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office was called Tuesday after the hikers were reported overdue. They were found about midnight after they wandered off the trail. The sheriff's office said in a statement Wednesday ...
  • News, July 16th GARCO ASKS BLM TO EASE UP ON ROAN DRILLING RESTRICTIONS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) — Garfield County commissioners are seeking protection if any existing federal oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau northwest of Rifle are canceled. The county is trying to protect itself from having to pay back millions of dollars of federal mineral lease ...
  • News, July 15th GARFIELD COUNTY ADOPTS NEW LAND USE CODE Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners officially adopted a new and improved land use code.  After months of meetings and negotiations with citizens and the Planning and Zoning Commission, the board unanimously approved amended Articles 1 through 16 of the 2008 Land Use Code.  The primary goal of ...
  • News, July 12th ARMED MAN FOUND IN EAGLE COUNTY Dotsero—The armed and dangerous man trying to elude police in western Eagle County was caught this morning.  The 28 year old man, who’s name has not been released was taken into custody near Dotsero.  Authorities have not revealed why he was fleeing or what charges he faces.  GARFIELD COUNTY ARGUING ...
  • News, July 11th GOVERNOR HICKENLOOPER IN GLENWOOD FRIDAY Glenwood Springs—Education, health care, the economy…what do you want to talk about with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper?  He’ll be in Glenwood Springs tomorrow afternoon for a one hour chat with folks.  The Governor’s informal discussion begins at  1:30 in the Glenwood Springs council chambers. Space is limited and people are being ...