• NEWS RIFLE MAN SOUGHT IN MURDER OF SON-IN-LAW Rifle—The Rifle Police Department along with county and state authorities are looking for the man suspected of shooting and killing his son-in-law Wednesday night outside a North Rifle apartment building.  An an arrest warrant for first degree murder has been issued for 45 year old Michael Francis Montgomery in ...
  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Shooting Suspect Rifle Police and others are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred Wednesday night near Wamsley Elementary School. According to Rifle Police Chief Tommy Klein, dispatchers received a call reporting shots fired in the 2600 block of Acacia Avenue (near the Dearfield Park Subdivision) just before 8 o’clock. When officers arrived, they found the victim, 28 year ...
  • NEWS SUTEY RANCH LAND EXCHANGE FINAL Carbondale—Two major pieces of property near Carbondale now belong to the public. The final documents were entered into the official record transferring the 557 acre Sutey Ranch north of Carbondale and the 112 acre Haines Parcel along Prince Creek south of Carbondale to the Bureau of Land Management.  BLM Acting Field ...
  • New Castle Structure Fire Colorado River Fire Rescue crews are currently fighting a structure fire near the east of River Frontage Road (near mile marker 102 on Interstate 70). The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says the structure is an old building containing lots of tires, which are causing a large amount of black smoke. Eye witnesses familiar with the area ...
  • NEWS HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSES REVISED DRILLING SETBACK RULE Denver—It may be temporary, but for now it’s a win for schools and a blow for Colorado’s oil and gas industry. Last night, following more than six hours of testimony, the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee voted 6 to 5 for a bill requiring drilling sites to be ...
  • SNOWMASS SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROJECT MOVES FORWARD Snowmass/Glenwood Springs—Summers will never be the same at Snowmass Ski Resort. Today the White River National Forest released a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision for the Snowmass Multi-Season Projects that will add a mountain coaster, zip line, zip line canopy tour, a ropes challenge course as well as new and realigned ...
  • NEWS STATE TRYING TO KEEP TAX DOLLARS FOR ROADS, SCHOOLS Denver—Health care, roads and schools in Colorado need money more than taxpayers. That’s the gist of a Republican-sponsored bill that would allow the state to keep more of the tax revenue it already has for such needs under TABOR, The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The measure, sponsored ...
  • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A state Senate committee has passed a bill to modernize Colorado’s Open Records Act – but left intact a provision that could prove troublesome for the legislation. The Appropriations Committee voted 4-3 Tuesday to refer the bill to the Senate floor for debate. But it kept an amendment subjecting the state judiciary ...
  • NEWS HEALTHY LOCAL SNOWPACK Glenwood Springs—Spring runoff should be abundant in Colorado.  Locally, the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is 151 percent of normal.  A year ago, it was a paltry 87 percent.  According to this week’s measurements from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the snow water equivalent (SWE) at Schofield Pass is a robust 46 percent ...
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