• 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. ...
  • For Sale Specialized Tarmac Comp road bike. Red and white 54 cm all carbon frame. Shimano 105 components. Clipless pedals. Computer. Low miles and in excellent shape. $1000 OBO.   Also,   Kurt Kinetic Road Machine fluid indoor bike trainer, great shape, $150   Contact phone ...
  • NEWS, APRIL 5TH Aspen–The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the Western Slope due to dry, windy conditions. Pitkin County has issued a fire ban as well. Glenwood Springs–About a hundred people got a glimpse at the 11 alternatives being considered for the aging Grand Avenue Bridge during yesterday's open house. Glenwood Springs–Water rates ...
  • NEWS, APRIL 4TH Garfield County–Carbondale voters chose to uphold a ban on plastic shopping bags in yesterday's town elections while voters in Basalt were against a ban. As far as town trustee elections, the winners were in Carbondale, Pam Zentmyer, John Hoffman and Allyn Harvey. In Basalt, Jacque Whitsitt was elected mayor. ...
  • NEWS, APRIL 3RD Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Commissioners have decided to keep looking for a new county manager. Commissioners interviewed five finalists last week but felt none of them were the perfect fit. Glenwood Springs–Local authorities are warning of high fire danger in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. Garfield County Sheriff Lou ...
  • NEWS, MARCH 30TH Eagle–The man convicted of shooting and killing Carbondale Doctor Gary Bruce Kitching and wounding three others in a Vail bar over two years ago has been sentenced. Richard Moreau was given a sentence of life in prison without parole plus 80 years. Glenwood Springs–The five people vying to become Garfield County's new ...