• Fire Officials Say This Could The Busiest Season in 5 to 6 Years Fire officials are expecting a busy wildfire season in Colorado this year after an abnormally dry winter. Colorado's fire management director, Mike Morgan, said Friday that this summer could be the worst wildfire season since the deadly and destructive seasons of 2012 and 2013. Based on its experience in those years, Gov. John Hickenlooper says ...
  • Republican Candidate Protests Challenger's deadline submission Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman is protesting challenger Walker Stapleton's decision to compete at the party's state assembly this weekend. Coffman sent a letter Thursday to state party attorney Scott Gessler insisting that Stapleton missed an April 2 deadline for declaring he would seek to qualify for the June primary at Saturday's assembly.
  • Grand Junction Trustee Resigns A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses. Palisade trustees are the licensing authority for the town's marijuana businesses and therefore cannot hold a marijuana license.
  • Avalanche Victim Identified Longtime Mountain Rescue Aspen Member Killed Aspen—He saved hundreds of lives during his 30 years as a member of the elite Mountain Rescue Aspen team.  57 year old John Galvin was killed in Sunday afternoon's avalanche after being slammed into a tree outside the boundaries of Aspen Highlands.  Galvin and a friend were ascending the Maroon ...
  • Garfield County Sends Letter Caerus Over Road Closure Garfield County Sends Letter Caerus Over Road Closure Glenwood Springs—Caerus Oil and Gas will be getting a letter from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners regarding the company's intention to close access to some prime recreational wilderness along Divide Road.  Caerus recently bought Encana's interests in the area on the Roan Plateau and cited ‘worker safety' as ...
  • Mountain Rescue Aspen Member Dies In Avalanche ASPEN (AP) – A member of a Colorado mountain search and rescue team died in a weekend avalanche outside the boundaries of the Aspen Highlands ski resort. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says two skiers were using climbing skins to ascend through an area called Maroon Bowl on Sunday when they were caught in an ...
  • Colorado Mining Company Considering Bankruptcy BILLLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A Colorado-based coal mining company with mines in Montana and Wyoming says it is considering bankruptcy protection after seeing demand drop and dealing with more than $1 billion in debt. Westmoreland Coal Co. said in its recently filed annual report that it may seek bankruptcy protection, or that an involuntary petition ...
  • Names Of Crash Victims Released STERLING (AP) – Officials have released the names of four members of a Michigan family who died in a crash with a semitrailer in Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol identifies the adult victims as Thomas Toth and Christina Daskas-Toth while a school principal identified the other two victims as their daughters, 11-year-old Sophia and 8-year-old ...
  • Denver Post Seeking New Strategy DENVER (AP) – The Denver Post Editorial Board is asking its hedge fund owner to rethink its business strategy or sell the newspaper to owners who will support the newsroom. The newspaper ran the editorial Sunday, a day before more than two dozen staff members will be laid off. It charged the New York City ...
  • Methane Ruling CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – A federal judge in Wyoming has ruled that energy companies do not have to comply with a signature environmental rule from the Obama era involving methane waste. Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled Wednesday that Bureau of Land Management regulations curbing the burning of excess gas from wells, as well as more labor-intensive ...