• 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, ...
  • News, November 29th VAIL MOUNTAIN ARSONIST SURRENDERS One of the three remaining fugitives in a string of ecoterrorism fires set on Vail Mountain, in Orego and California has surrendered to authorities. The U.S. attorney's office in Portland, Ore., said Thursday that 39-year-old Rebecca Jeanette Rubin turned herself in to the FBI at the Canadian border in Blaine, ...
  • News, November 28th OBAMACARE IN COLORADO DENVER (AP) – State health activists are meeting to discuss what Colorado needs to do now that the election is over and new federal requirements are a certainty. Democratic state lawmakers and advocates for the new law plan to talk Wednesday about where Colorado stands on implementing the law. Colorado unsuccessfully challenged the ...
  • News, November 27th BEESON NOT GIVING UP YET IN DA'S RACE Glenwood Springs- Pitkin County District Attorney Martin Beeson is asking for a recount of the November election after losing by 184 votes. Final election counts in Pitkin, Garfield and Rio Blanco counties on Monday showed Beeson trailing Democratic challenger Sherry Caloia. Beeson will have to pay for the ...
  • News, November 26th DENVER (AP) – Two Colorado companies have won contracts to thin national forests in Wyoming and Colorado, with some of the wood likely going toward heating homes. The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that the 10-year stewardship contracts will reduce help threats of catastrophic wildfires on at least 20,000 acres. Kremmling-based Confluence Energy won a $4.75 million ...
  • News, November 23rd BLACK FRIDAY/COLORADO Business was brisk but quiet around Colorado as shoppers headed out to take advantage of Black Friday deals An exception was a Walmart in Lakewood, where more than 100 protesters marched outside the store in support of the workers. Some held signs accusing the retailing giant of corporate greed and underpaying its workers. A union-backed group ...
  • Sports, November 22nd   BRONCOS RUNNING BACK ON IR   ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Willis McGahee has been placed on recallable injured reserve by the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos.  The Broncos (7-3) put their 31-year-old running back on the list Wednesday, meaning he can return to practice after missing the final six regular-season games and play in a game after missing two ...
  • News, November 22nd   GARCO BOARD DEBATES SETBACK RULES   Glenwood Springs—Just how close is too close when it comes to drilling rigs in neighborhoods?  That issue was debated by the Garfield County Board of Commissioners, lawyers and concerned citizens.  Members of the Battlement Mesa-based Grand Valley Citizens Alliance are calling for a minimum distance of 1,000 thousand feet ...
  • News, November 20th COLORADO/LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT Glenwood Springs–A few more people in Colorado found jobs last month. According to the latest report from the state labor department, October's jobless figure improved 1/10th of a percentage point from September to 7.9%. In the tri-county area of Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle, the job market weakened. In Garfield County, unemployment jumped ...
  • News, November 19th DENVER (AP) – The Bureau of Land Management is delaying the sale of oil and gas leases in a crucial watershed for metro Denver. The Denver Post reports that the BLM Friday delayed the sale of six leases in South Park, citing water resources, state parks, and visual factors among concerns that need further analysis. ...