• Charges Filed in Connection with Deadly Missouri Heights Roll-Over Basalt—Grief counselors will be on hand this week at Basalt High School for students and faculty trying to cope with the death of Tyler Ribich. The 16 year old junior was killed Friday  night in a rollover accident in Missouri  Heights near Fender Lane and Highway 82.  The Colorado State Patrol is still investigating the ...
  • Department of the Interior is Considering Moving BLM Headquarters to the Western United States Washington, D.C.—Grand Junction may be in the running to be the new home of the Bureau of Land Management.   The U.S. Interior Department says it plans to choose a Western city as the new headquarters for its vast public lands holdings by the end of September. Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary Scott Cameron told Congress on Tuesday ...
  • Regional Housing Needs, Assessment Study Discussed by Garfield County Commissioners Glenwood Springs—Jobs are plentiful, housing is not.  That about sums up a recent housing study and needs assessment that encompassed the region stretching from Battlement Mesa to Aspen to Western Eagle County.  David Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Denver-based Economic and Planning Systems conducted the study. He says the region is generating more demand for ...
  • Results of Regional Housing Survey to be Unveiled Glenwood Springs—There's a major shortage of housing in the tri-county region according to the results of a recent study. The findings will be presented tomorrow morning during a special work session with the Garfield County Board of Commissioners. The study and needs assessment was comprehensive and looked at every community from Battlement Mesa to Avon ...
  • Victims of Fiery Crash Identified Lakewood—The four people killed last week when a semi slammed into stopped traffic on eastbound I-70 near the Colorado Mills Shopping Center were all men from Colorado.  The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified them as 61 year old Doyle Harrison of Hudson, 67 year old William Bailey of Arvada, Miguel Arellano of Denver and 69 ...
  • Regional Battles Over Greater Sage Grouse Las Vegas, NV—The federal government's plan to drill for oil and gas in a remote section of northeast Nevada may be challenged in court by conservationists who claim it will harm the habitat of the Greater Sage Grouse.  The Center for Biological Diversity is threatening a lawsuit if the plan gets the green light from ...
  • Colorado Reinsurance Bill in Trouble DENVER (AP) – Colorado Senators Bob Rankin and Kerry Donovan are working frantically on a bill to cut rural health insurance premiums by having the state help private insurers. But the reinsurance bill has been drastically changed. The reinsurance bill faces tough odds with the session scheduled to end May 3. If it passes the ...
  • Former Colorado University Football Coach Going to Jail BOULDER (AP) – A former assistant football coach for the University of Colorado has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.  Joe Tumpkin was sentenced in Broomfield District Court on Thursday after he pleaded guilty in February to misdemeanor assault. Tumpkin and his attorneys declined to comment following the sentencing hearing ...
  • Potential Legal Battles Loom Over Oil & Gas Bill DENVER (AP) – Opponents of a new Colorado oil and gas law that puts public safety ahead of production are dropping an attempt to overturn it this year. They said Thursday that they may try in 2020. They had planned to ask voters this November to repeal and replace the law, but the Colorado secretary ...
  • Horrific, Fiery Crash Closes I-70 in West Denver LAKEWOOD (AP) – A truck driver blamed for causing a deadly pileup involving over two dozen vehicles near Denver has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges. Lakewood police spokesman Ty Countryman said today  there's no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in Thursday's crash on Interstate 70. He said investigators are looking at ...