• 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 ...
  • Colorado’s Coroners Lobbying for Family Privacy DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s coroners are lobbying for a late-session bill that would remove autopsy reports on minors’ deaths from the state’s open records act. They cite a need to protect grieving families. And they say they want to prevent potential copycat suicides by youth who read about the deaths of other minors. Press organizations oppose the ...
  • Lamborn Files Lawsuit DENVER (AP) – A federal judge is hearing arguments in a last-ditch lawsuit filed by Rep. Doug Lamborn to get his name back on the Colorado GOP primary ballot. Lamborn has requested an injunction, requiring the congressman’s name to be placed on the June primary ballots. Judge Philip Brimmer began proceedings on Monday morning in Denver. Lamborn ...
  • Grass Fire Threatens Central Colorado Subdivision PARK COUNTY. (AP) – Authorities have ordered the evacuation of a central Colorado subdivision after a grass fire threatened some homes. Park County officials issued the mandatory evacuation order Sunday afternoon for the Ranch of the Rockies subdivision, which is about 75 miles west of Colorado Springs on the Park County border.  It was not immediately known ...
  • Social Security Office Moving The Glenwood Springs Social Security Administration office will relocate to 120 Midland Ave. Unit 140, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 on Monday April 30. We will continue to provide service to the community and surrounding areas under our current hours of operation: Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. ...
  • Amber Alert for Missing Grand Junction Girl UPDATE: The manhunt is over, Jody Haskins is reportedly in custody. He was located in the Rifle area this morning. Previous updates: The child in this Amber alert has been located. Her condition is not known, but she was found alive. Police say they are looking for Jody Haskin in connection to Raeanna Rosencrans’ disappearance. He is now ...
  • Lamborn Didn’t Qualify for Primary DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Supreme Court has ruled that six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn didn’t qualify for his party’s primary. The court ruled Monday that Lamborn’s re-election campaign didn’t collect enough valid voter signatures to make the party’s June 26 primary. It reversed a lower court ruling in a lawsuit that challenged the validity of voter ...