• Suspect in Westbank Standoff Will be Advised of Charges Today Shots were fired late yesterday afternoon between a Garfield County Sheriff\’s Deputy and a man barricaded inside a Westbank home. No one was hurt and no hostages were involved during the two and-a-half hour standoff which ended when the suspect, 61 year old Craig Dance surrendered to authorities. Tanny McGinnis ...
  • Winter Weather Advisory issued December 13 at 3:14AM MST until December 14 at 6:00PM MST by NWS Winter Weather Advisory issued December 13 at 3:14AM MST until December 14 at 6:00PM MST by NWS
  • Winter Weather Advisory issued December 12 at 10:17PM MST until December 14 at 6:00PM MST by NWS Winter Weather Advisory issued December 12 at 10:17PM MST until December 14 at 6:00PM MST by NWS
  • No Injuries, Little Information Following West Bank Shooting 7:45 PM update: The suspect is in custody. Authorities indicate he was arrested without incident. Garfield County, Colorado: On Monday, December 12, 2011, at approximately 4:10 p.m., a Garfield County ...
  • COGCC “Fracking” Meeting Postponed Until Tuesday DENVER (AP) – Colorado regulators are close to deliberating on proposed new regulations for hydraulic fracturing. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday to vote on whether to require natural gas drillers to disclose all the ingredients in their fracking fluid. It’s also considering whether to give ...
  • State Patrol Accused of Favoritism DENVER (AP) – A Littleton family injured in a car crash involving the former Garfield County sheriff claims the officer got special treatment by the Colorado State Patrol. The family has filed a lawsuit in federal court that says troopers never checked former sheriff Verne Soucie for impairment after the 2009 crash and didn’t seek out ...
  • Colorado Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Today DENVER (AP) – Colorado public buildings will be lowering their flags to half-staff in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. Governor John Hickenlooper ordered the flags to be lowered from sunrise to sunset. More than 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded during the Japanese attack at the port in Hawaii on Dec. ...
  • Colorado Legislator: Home Buyers Should be Advised of Mineral Rights Ownership DENVER (AP) – A lawmaker representing a rural Colorado district wants to require that prospective home buyers be told whenever someone else owns mineral rights to the property. Republican Representative Marshal Looper of El Paso County says many people are unaware who owns those rights when they buy a house. Looper says many ...
  • Silt Historical Society Receives Money From County to Repair Headquarters The town of silt wants to cash in on history and tourism. Bill Smith believes the two go hand in hand. Smith approached the Garfield County Board of Commissioners this week to secure about 18 thousand dollars for repairing the aging, double-wide modular building that will serve as the town\’s historical society headquarters. Smith ...
  • NEWS, DECEMBER 6TH Durango/Aspen–Three of the victims in Saturday’s deadly plane crash near Silverton were employees of Alpine Bank. According to information provided by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and company officials, all four occupants of the plane were on their way from Durango to Aspen for an Alpine Bank Christmas party. The ...