• NEWS, APRIL 23RD CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) – Conservationists are criticizing a proposed settlement with two natural gas companies accused of rigging auctions of four gas leases on federal land. Gunnison Energy Corp. and SG Interests were accused of agreeing in 2005 not to compete against each other in the auctions. Conservation groups call the $275,000 settlement a “wrist slap.” DENVER (AP) – A Colorado ...
  • NEWS, APRIL 20TH Glenwood Springs–The historic Colorado River Water Cooperative agreement that was unveiled a year ago is close to being finalized. Glenwood Springs city attorney Karl Hanlon says all the major stakeholders hope to sign the agreement by this summer. Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs city council unanimously approved over a dozen conditions to pave the way ...
  • NEWS, APRIL 19TH GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Mesa County commissioners in Colorado are urging federal officials to extend a comment period on a plan for oil shale development on public land. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has proposed slashing the amount of land potentially available for oil shale development in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado from a total of about 2 million ...
  • NEWS, APRIL 18TH Glenwood Springs–The snowpack in Colorado is getting worse. Despite last week’s snow and rain, local water experts say the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Basins are now hovering around 36 percent. Aspen–The legal battle between former Aspen mayoral candidate Marilyn Marks and the city is now headed to the Colorado Supreme Court. ...
  • NEWS, APRIL 17TH New Castle–The man who jumped into the Colorado River yesterday morning to get away from the New Castle police is believed to have drowned. The man, said to be in his late 20’s, jumped into the icy, cold river after crashing in a stolen pick up truck. Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners ...
  • Colorado House Debating Budget DENVER (AP) – Colorado House lawmakers are beginning to tinker with an $8 billion spending plan to try to add funding to pet projects that will likely not pass before the budget is approved. Lawmakers will be debating the state’s general fund for next year on Wednesday. They’re expected to debate nearly four dozen amendments, ...
  • Grand Junction Trooper Had “Very Little” Fourth Amendment Training GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – An investigator says a Colorado state trooper charged with fatally shooting a suspect told him he had little training in the constitutional requirements for searches. Ivan “Gene” Lawyer is charged with criminally negligent homicide, assault, trespass and other charges in the 2010 death of 31-year-old Jason Kemp. Lawyer and another trooper went ...
  • Lightning-Caused Fires Fire crews are chasing several lightning-caused fires from Silt to Canyon Creek tonight. So far most of the fires appear to be small in size. Officials have not issued any evacuation orders and have not provided any additional information. National Weather Service Radar appears to indicate storm activity subsiding, although a High Wind ...
  • NEWS, APRIL 10TH Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Commissioners unanimously agreed to a resolution, denouncing the Bureau of Land Management’s limited access plan for oil shale research and development in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The vote came after a three hour public hearing that was mostly critical of the county’s stance. Pitkin County–The Carbondale Fire Department responded to a ...
  • NEWS, APRIL 6TH Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council voted 4 to 2 to waive over 470 thousand dollars in fees for developers of the 60-unit affordable apartment complex in Glenwood Meadows. Glenwood Springs–Water rates are going up 4 percent in Glenwood Springs. City officials say the rate hike is necessary because sales continue to fall. ...