• News, November 15th LAND BUYOUT REJECTED BY OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY Glenwood Springs–An offer of 50 million dollars to buy over 200 thousand acres in the Thompson Divide has been turned down by oil and gas companies Encana and S-G Interests. The Thompson Divide Coalition came up with the offer in hopes of preventing future oil and gas ...
  • News, November 14th STATE COMMISSION CONSIDERS SETBACK RULES, GROUNDWATER TESTING Undated–A standing-room-only crowd packed a hearing room in Denver today to lobby for tougher setback rules and groundwater testing for the oil and gas industry. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is considering how far drilling operations should be from homes, schools and other buildings in rural ...
  • News, November 13th COLORADO SEX OFFENDERS SOUGHT Undated–Sex offenders in Colorado are being sought in a statewide sweep. The U.S. Marshals Service is conducting “Operation Shepherd” which began at dawn last Friday. So far, 16 sex offenders have been arrested for various charges including failing to register, child porn and sexual assault. Three dozen law enforcement ...
  • News, November 12th ASPEN (AP) – A Pitkin County grant review committee is recommending giving just $500 this year to a rehabilitation center that cares for local orphaned black bears. A Silt-based wildlife foundation asked for $5,000. Pitkin County commissioners will meet Tuesday to review the grant committee's recommendations. Officials say the cubs were orphaned by euthanization of ...
  • News, November 9th Glenwood Springs–Closing off Four Mile Road to industrial truck traffic isn't enough according to a local conservation group. Members of the Thompson Divide Coalition are urging the Glenwood Springs City Council and the Garfield County Board of Commissioners to adopt a formal resolution opposing drilling of any kind in the area. Coalition members ...
  • News, November 8th Carbondale–KEEP YOUR HOMES AND CARS LOCKED UP IN CARBONDALE. THAT'S THE WARNING FROM POLICE AS THEY LOOK FOR A COUPLE OF THIEVES WHO'VE BEEN ON A TEAR LATELY, BREAKING INTO FIVE VEHICLES AND THREE HOMES AND STEALING WHATEVER THEY CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON. ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, THE CRIME SPREE BEGAN ON MONDAY WHEN A CAR WAS STOLEN FROM THE ...
  • Garfield County Unofficial Final Vote Totals Martin, Samson reelected. District Attorney still undecided.
  • Local Election Results Update 85% of the votes from Garfield County have been counted. As of now, the count stands as follows:   Garfield County Commissioner District 2 John Martin - 11,087 votes Sonja Linman - 10,173 votes   Mike Samson has been reelected as Garfield County Commissioner, District 3. Garfield County voted as follows: Mike Samson - 11,646 votes Aleks Briedis - 9,294 votes   District Attorney 9th Judicial District Martin Beeson - 10,996 ...
  • News, November 6th ELECTION DAY 2012 Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico expects her office to be counting votes until 1 or 2 o'clock tomorrow morning. She says with 75 percent of registered voters casting their ballots by mail, the lines at the polling stations shouldn't be too long. The polls close at 7pm. Garfield ...
  • News, November 5th DENVER (AP) – Most voters in Colorado cast their ballots before Election Day, but that may not mean an earlier evening for the state's ballot-counters. Colorado's elections clerks are braced for a tight presidential contest, a long night and even the possibility of recounts for close races. Some county clerks charged with tabulating the ...