• Garfield County Commissioner Says Progress Made in D.C. Rifle—Garfield County’s issues and challenges were put before some “movers and shakers” in the nation’s capitol last week during the annual National Association of Counties Conference.  It remains to be seen if any actual moving and shaking will occur. Garfield County’s ambassador was Commission Chairman John Martin.  He says he was able to bend the ...
  • No Booze on RFTA Buses Glenwood Springs—It’s last call for drinkers on RFTA buses. Starting June 9th, alcohol consumption will be prohibited on all RFTA buses. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to ban booze. It’s an idea that has been tossed around by the board for a couple of years but things came to a head ...
  • Colorado Spring Runoff Looking Bleak Glenwood Springs—Unless the month of March brings snow to Colorado and a lot of it, spring and summer runoff is going to be a big disappointment. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, not much has changed in the last week. Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is currently ...
  • Prescription Burns Planned Glenwood Springs—From Gypsum to Meeker to Aspen, thousands of acres of BLM and forest service land will be burned this spring.  Over the next several weeks, weather permitting, the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit will conduct prescribed burns in Garfield, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Eagle Counties.  Among the largest planned burns ...
  • Rifle City Manager Resigns Rifle—The City of Rifle is once again looking for a new city manager.  After three short months on the job, Jim Nichols shocked the council and staff last night during a private, closed-door meeting to announce his resignation.  As of now, no specific reasons have been given for the mutually-agreed to separation nor have the ...
  • Garfield County Forced to Refund Encana Glenwood Springs—Encana Oil and Gas made a nearly six million dollar accounting error about four years ago. Garfield County and other local taxing districts however have to pay for that mistake. According to reports from Garfield County, Encana overpaid 5.7 million dollars in property taxes in 2014. Unfortunately, by the time the error was discovered, ...
  • Caucuses Set for Tuesday Garfield County—Tomorrow begins what is expected to be a contentious, lively mid-term election year. It’s caucus day in Colorado when the two major political parties choose their delegates for next month’s party assemblies.  Given the hot, political climate and the divide between the two parties seemingly growing larger, the Democrats are expected to fight hard ...
  • KMTS Basketball: Coal Ridge, Glenwood Boys Bow Out at Home PEACH VALLEY (3/3/18) – The home court advantage wasn’t enough as the Coal Ridge Titans, ranked third in the 3A state basketball playoffs, having won twelve straight and gone undefeated through the Western Slope League season, lost the regional championship game to No. 14 Denver Manual, 80-77. After a closely contested opening quarter, the Thunderolts, behind ...
  • Colorado River Firefighter Files Discrimination Lawsuit GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A local firefighter has filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing her employer of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Jennifer Taylor, who works for Colorado River Fire Rescue, which serves the New Castle through Rifle area, says she has been subject to pornography and gender-related insults. Taylor also says she has been restricted ...
  • Green River to Front Range Water Pipeline Proposed GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man has brought back a disputed proposal to pipe water from the Green River watershed several miles to Colorado’s Front Range. Aaron Million of Fort Collins has filed for a water right with the state of Utah for the project, which would involve diverting water from the Green River ...