• WEDNESDAY NEWS, JUNE 15TH Western Slope–A fire weather watch is in effect through tomorrow afternoon. The National Weather Service says a combination of dry fuels, hot temperatures and sustained gusty winds is increasing the fire danger in western Colorado. Rifle–Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter was on hand for yesterday’s grand opening celebration of the massive solar array at ...
  • Comments Sought on Proposed Emergency Services Consolodation The Burning Mountains Fire Protection District, the Glenwood Springs Rural Fire Protection District, the City of Glenwood Springs, and the Rifle Fire Protection District have begun explorations of opportunities to improve efficiencies through shared and cooperative services. As a result of the decision that WestCare Ambulance no longer provide ...
  • Dry Hollow Road Closure Garfield County Road 331- Dry Hollow Road will be closed from approximately 6 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011. The county road closure will allow for the installation of a pipeline across the county road. This work will occur approximately 1.1 miles North (5993 County Road 331) of the ...
  • MONDAY NEWS, JUNE 13TH Glenwood Springs–Eagle County and Basalt authorities are investigating the drowning death of a man in the Roaring Fork River. The man, who appeared to be in his 50’s, was found floating face down in the river late Sunday afternoon. Officials believe his death was accidental. Glenwood Springs–State and local officials ...
  • FRIDAY NEWS, JUNE 10TH Glenwood Springs–The rapid snowmelt was slowed down slightly yesterday thanks to cooler temperatures. Emergency officials say Garfield County isn’t out of flooding danger yet because there’s still a lot of snow in the backcountry. The Colorado River rose to nearly 11 feet on Tuesday. Glenwood Springs/Rifle–County health officials say the high water ...
  • THURSDAY NEWS, JUNE 9TH Glenwood Springs–1st Bank of Colorado is coming to Glenwood Springs. The Lakewood-based institution is currently negotiating a deal to buy the Glenwood Springs Post Independent building near 20th and Grand Avenue. Glenwood Springs–A Colorado wildfire preparedness fund will be replenished with money for the next two years thanks to a bill signed into law by Governor ...
  • TUESDAY HEADLINES, JUNE 7TH Glenwood Springs–Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was so impressed with a local Glenwood Springs company he took a tour. The Governor was in town yesterday to visit and honor Fiberforge, a thermoplastics manufacturing company on Devereaux Road. Fiberforge was recently recognized as a 2011 Colorado Company to Watch. Aspen–State health officials are warning ...
  • MONDAY NEWS, JUNE 6TH Glenwood Springs–Local rivers and streams are expected to peak later this week. Dozens of people living in flood danger areas have already stacked sandbags. Garfield County Road 217 and Rifle Mountain Park are both closed due to rising water. Rifle–Garfield County has reopened the fairgrounds to incoming horses and equine activities. ...
  • NEWS HEADLINES, JUNE 3RD Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs will have fireworks over Two Rivers Park on the Fourth of July after all. Mayor Matt Steckler announced at last night’s meeting that the local business community raised about nine thousand dollars to pay for the show. The city will come up with the other nine grand. Glenwood Springs–The ...
  • NEWS HEADLINES, JUNE 2ND Glenwood Springs–Local emergency officials are somewhat concerned about the snow melt and the rapidly rising rivers. An eight-page booklet on high water preparedness and safety is available free on line at the Garfield County website. The Roaring Fork River is expected to peak by the middle of next week. Roaring ...