• News, March 28th   COLORADO BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS   DENVER (AP) – Next year's budget for Colorado has passed the state Senate with funding increases for public schools, higher education, and money for construction projects at colleges and state buildings. The budget passed Thursday on a 19-15 vote. All Republicans voted no. Republicans say budget spending is growing faster than the state ...
  • News, March 27th   EXPERTS TO CLEAR UP MYTHS ABOUT GRAND AVE. BRIDGE   Glenwood Springs—“The Grand Avenue Bridge: Myths, Realities and Opportunities.” That’s the subject of next week’s town hall meeting being put on by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.  A panel of experts will be on hand to discuss the details of the new bridge,  dispel some of ...
  • News, March 26th SIERRA CLUB HOSTING GLENWOOD EVENT Glenwood Springs–Protecting lands and watersheds from energy extraction and water diversion will the focus of a three hour public meeting tonight at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The Sierra Club will host the event and a line up of experts including Shane Davis and Delia Malone of the Sierra Club's Rocky ...
  • News, March 25th   TIPTON VISITS GARCO   Glenwood Springs—Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton gave the Garfield County Board of Commissioners an update on his efforts to bring jobs back the area.  The Cortez Republican says he’s gaining support for a bill to boost hydroelectric power projects and a measure that proposes to balance the federal budget by 2023 without ...
  • News, March 22nd   GLENWOOD SPRINGS JOINS THOMPSON DIVIDE OPPOSITION   Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council voted 4 to 3 last night to send a letter to the Bureau of Land Management expressing it's concerns about potential drilling in the Thompson Divide.  The letter, to be drafted and signed by Mayor Matt Steckler, will address additional heavy truck traffic through ...
  • News, March 21st BODY FOUND AT ASPEN HIGHLANDS SKI AREA Aspen–Authorities in Aspen believe they have found the body of Jeff Walker. The longtime resident and wine connoisseur was reported missing two weeks ago but massive search efforts were unsuccessful. Yesterday a snowboarder found a body, in clothes that Walker was last seen wearing, in an out-of-bounds ...
  • News, March 20th MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) – Colorado authorities are looking for a dark-colored “boxy” car seen near the house of the state's head of Corrections Department who was shot to death when he answered the door. The vehicle's engine was running and a witness reported seeing one person driving away in the car. Tom Clements was shot ...
  • News, March 19th   UNDERGROUND OIL SPILL NEAR PARACHUTE   Parachute—Crews continue to contain and clean up an underground oil spill near Parachute Creek.  Officials with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources say the spill, which was discovered 11 days ago, has not reached the creek.   As of yesterday, 129 barrels of natural gas liquids had been recovered.  So far, officials ...
  • News, March 18th COLORADO JOBLESS NUMBERS IMPROVE DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says the state's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in January from December's 7.6 percent. The agency said Monday that employers in Colorado added 7,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2.3 million jobs, according to ...
  • News, March 15th C'DALE TRUSTEES NOT PLAYING NICE CARBONDALE – Several members of the Carbondale Board of Trustees are promising to be nice and defuse tensions that have resulted in sharp exchanges of opinion. The trustees have met twice with Elyce Ackerman-Casselberry, northwest regional manager for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, in efforts to mediate their differences. ...