• News, December 13th WESTBANK SHOOTER TRIAL POSTPONED Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs man who got into a shootout with a Garfield County Sheriff's Deputy a year ago at a Westbank home won't bge tried in court for a while. The trial for 62 year old Craig Dance was supposed to begin today but was postponed by District Judge James ...
  • News, 12-12-12 GARCO COMMISSIONERS APPROVE WASTE TRANSFER STATION Glenwood Springs–After some 8 hours of public testimony and acrimony, the controversial waste transfer station on Catherine Store Road was unanimously approved the Garfield County Board of Commissioners. The board's approval of the Mountain Roll Offs Incorporated project outside of Carbondale came with at least two dozen conditions to ...
  • News, December 11th DRILLING REGS DEBATED DENVER (AP) – Colorado gas-and-oil regulators are debating new rules for water quality and drilling near homes. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will not make a final decision on water quality testing until January at the earliest. The rule would require water-quality testing before and after a well is drilled and ...
  • Recreational Marijuana Now Officially Legal DENVER (AP) – Using marijuana for recreational use is now effectively legal in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper declared a voter-approved marijuana legalization amendment as part of the state constitution on Monday. It was the last procedural step needed for the amendment to take effect. The drug became legal in Washington state last week. Hickenlooper tweeted his declaration and announced ...
  • News, December 7th GW CITY COUNCIL ENDORSES GRAND AVE. BRIDGE PLAN Glenwood Springs–Despite the protests of some angry citizens, the Glenwood Springs City Council unanimously endorsed C-DOT's alternative to build the new Grand Avenue Bridge. Several members of the group, “Citizens to Save Grand Avenue” said a new bridge is a waste of taxpayer money that would be better ...
  • News, December 6th HOLIDAY PARTIERS WARNED Undated–Thousands of Coloradans are expected to attend Christmas parties over the next two weekends and law enforcement officials will be looking for drunk drivers. Statistics show the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for impaired driving. 2010 was an especially bad year on Colorado's roads as 48 ...
  • News, December 5th GARCO SENDING OIL SHALE PROTEST LETTER TO BLM Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners officially decided to send a strongly worded letter to the Bureau of Land Management protesting the agency's plans for oil shale research and development. With Mike Samson absent, Commissioners John Martin and Tom Jankovsky agreed to send the letter upon ...
  • Sports, December 3rd   DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns, including one to defensive tackle Mitch Unrein, to help the Denver Broncos wrap up the AFC West with a 31-23 victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The Broncos (9-3) won their seventh straight and the Tampa Bay (6-6) loss clinched the NFC South for Atlanta, which ...
  • News, December 3rd DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials say health care reform has given them the power to curb insurance rate hikes. Those curbs helped the state block a 24 percent increase request by Cigna.  Cigna wanted to raise rates for individual health policies in 2013 by 31 percent in several mountain counties in a way the state ...
  • News, November 30th HOME BURGLARIES ON THE RISE IN WEST GARCO Rifle–There's been a sudden spike in home burglaries and break-ins in the past couple of weeks in Silt, New Castle, Peach Valley and Grass Mesa. The Garfield County Sheriff's Office is warning people to keep their doors and windows locked when they leave. In many cases, ...