• Moose Encounters in Frisco FRISCO (AP) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say they have identified two people who appeared in a video and a photo either approaching or feeding moose in separate incidents in Frisco. The two incidents happened last weekend and quickly went viral on social media. The state wildlife agency says both incidents have been addressed ...
  • Forest Service Will Not Appeal Village at Wolf Creek Decision DURANGO (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has decided not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling to nix the controversial Village at Wolf Creek. The decision is a significant win for opponents of the proposed development and a possible major blow to developers. For about 30 years, the would-be developers have tried to build a ...
  • Hanging Lake Management Plan on Hold for Now Glenwood Springs—This summer it’ll still be first come, first served for visitors at the ever popular Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon.  The plan to start to charging a fee and shuttling tourists back and forth has been postponed by the White River National Forest until next year.  Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Aaron Mayville says ...
  • Rifle Burglary Suspect Arrested, Meth Found Glenwood Springs—A man suspected of several burglaries in Rifle was found holed up in a Glenwood Springs motel room with the stolen loot, drugs and a gun.  Rifle Police Officers executed a search warrant recently at the Affordable Inn with the help of the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team.   Officers found many of the stolen ...
  • Bad News for the Colorado River Denver—Grim is the word experts are using to describe this summer’s outlook for the Colorado River.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, very little snow fell during the month of April in the mountains that feed the Colorado.  Lake Powell is already down this year and will only see 43 percent of the ...
  • Prescribed Burn Today The Carbondale fire department is conducting a prescribed burn near Cerise Ranch between Carbondale and basalt until 1 today. Smoke will be visible. (The image here, taken from our camera on Red Mountain in Glenwood.)
  • Rifle Contribution to Department of Natural Resaourses Discussed Rifle—The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is hurting for cash and is asking local governments for a little help maintaining some of it’s recreation facilities.  The Rifle City Council talked about making a $300.00 donation to the DNR.  Interim City Manager Davis Farrar says the council needs to carefully consider the use of city funds ...
  • BLM Sage Grouse Environmental Impact Study Draft Released Silt—Feathers have been ruffled once again over the rare, odd-looking bird with the strange mating ritual; the Greater Sage Grouse.  Following the orders of U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Bureau of Land Management published a Draft Environmental Impact Analysis to change Colorado’s 2015 Resource Management Plan for the ground-dwelling bird.  David Boyd with the ...
  • Town of Silt Irrigation Schedule The Town of Silt has issued their irrigation schedule for 2018: Odd numbered houses: Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday Even numbered houses: Saturday, Monday, & Wednesday Please adhere to the watering schedule.
  • New Bird Lawsuit While Another is Put on Hold BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Environmental groups have started a new court battle over protections for an imperiled bird on Western U.S. public lands but called a truce in a separate lawsuit involving the bird’s smaller cousin. A lawsuit filed Monday claims the Trump administration ignored policies meant to protect the greater sage grouse when the government ...