• NEWS, MAY 25TH Carbondale–A fire ban has been instituted in Carbondale by Fire Chief Ron Leach. The fire ban affects private property and will be in effect until further notice. Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Attorney Andrew Gorgey has accepted the job to be the full time County Manager. Since January, Gorgey has done double-duty but decided ...
  • NEWS, MAY 24TH DENVER (AP) – Colorado forecasters are coping with fire and ice heading into the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service says snow showers in the mountains will be ending this morning, with accumulations of less than an inch leaving some highways slick. A fire weather watch is posted starting tomorrow for areas west of the Continental Divide. DENVER (AP) – ...
  • NEWS, MAY 23RD Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Sheriff’s office is being accused by the American Civil Liberties Union of inadvertently reporting domestic violence victims to federal immigration authorities. Sheriff Lou Vallario calls the accusations “slanderous.” Basalt–Former Basalt High School teacher Lauren Redfern will not face sexual assault charges stemming from her intimate relationship with a ...
  • NEWS, MAY 22ND Glenwood Springs–The search continues for a new manager for Garfield County. Commissioners yesterday, directed the staff to begin the second round of searches for a new manager. During the first go around, California-based executive headhunting firm, Peckham and McKenney came up with 8 strong candidates but none were considered the right ...
  • Grass Fire Burned Mostly Cattails A grass fire this afternoon burned between 4 and 5 acres of cattails just outside Silt. Highway 6 was closed for a time due to thick smoke in the area. Burning Mountains Fire Chief Brit McLin says the fire is believed to be human-caused, but the exact cause is still under ...
  • Reward Offered for Information Regarding Bank Robbery Suspect The Glenwood Springs Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Garfield County are looking for information about the bank robbery that occurred at the US Bank located at 802 Grand Avenue at 1:40 p.m. on April 27, 2012. The suspect was described as a white male 5\’10”tall, 170 lbs, wearing a dark colored ...
  • NEWS, MAY 16TH Hot Sulphur Springs–The Colorado River Cooperative Agreement was signed yesterday during a ceremony in Hot Sulphur Springs. Governor John Hickenlooper was on hand for the signing that marked a new era of collaboration between Denver Water and the Western Slope. Basalt/Denver–The Basalt woman who was about to be deported back to her ...
  • NEWS, MAY 14TH Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Sheriff’s office will hold a public meeting tomorrow to address concerns about naked men lurking around the trails in the Carbondale area. The meeting will be held at the Carbondale Fire Station at 5:30. The meeting will also include a personal safety presentation. Denver–State Lawmakers have ...
  • NEWS, MAY 11TH Silt–The lawsuit filed by former Silt Mesa residents against two oil and gas companies has been tossed out of court. Bill and Beth Strudley accused antero Resources, Frontier Drilling and Calfrac Well Services of contaminating the air and water near their home and made them very ill. A Denver district dismissed ...
  • NEWS, MAY 9TH Carbondale–The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District has two new board members. In a special election last night, Robert Emerson and Louis Eller were elected to four year terms. Silt–The Bureau of Land Management is reviewing whether a land swap in the Roaring Fork Valley is in the public interest. The swap ...