• NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT Parachute—The Spring Creek 2 Fire near Parachute is now 90 percent contained. The fire that was sparked by lightning last Friday evening, remains at 621 acres thanks to wildfire crews securing fire lines and primary structures in the area. Four outbuildings, three vehicles and three trailers were ...
  • NEWS BODY FOUND IN CARBONDALE DITCH Carbondale—A gruesome discovery was made by children at a Carbondale park last night. The youngsters found a man's body floating in an irrigation ditch during a concert in the park. Authorities are trying to identify the man and the cause of death. SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE PROGRESS Parachute—Evacuation orders were lifted last night ...
  • NEWS LOCAL HOTEL PART OF NATIONWIDE COMPUTER HACK Snowmass—One local hotel was among 20 in the nation to be targeted by computer hackers who collected names, credit card account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. According to hotel operator HEI Hotels and Resorts, the Westin Snowmass Resort in Snowmass Village was the only property in Colorado ...
  • NEWS GARCO LANDFILL FUTURE OPERATIONS DISCUSSED Glenwood Springs—A professional firm may take over management of the West Garfield County landfill. The Board of Commissioners are considering an offer from Carbondale-based Heartland Environmental Services to take over the day-to-day operations. Larry Giroux with Heartland says it's a business plan to make the landfill more efficient, not ...
  • NEWS GW CANYON OPEN TODAY Glenwood Springs—Motorists got a pleasant surprise this morning from the Colorado Department of Transportation…Glenwood Canyon was not closed as scheduled. C-DOT crews were able to finish rockfall mitigation work during Wednesday's 6-hour closure of I-70 sooner than expected thanks to favorable conditions. Officials say a Blackhawk Helicopter was able to safely fly ...
  • NEWS DRIVERS GETTING TICKETS FOR TAKING CATTLE CREEK TURN OFF Glenwood Springs—Colorado State Troopers are writing a lot of expensive tickets to motorists trying to take the Cattle Creek exit off of Highway 82. Drivers hoping to take the Cottonwood Pass detour during the two-day Glenwood Canyon closure are brazenly going through the Cattle Creek road construction ...
  • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Six Colorado ballot measures ranging from presidential primaries to higher tobacco taxes have until the end of business Monday to try to get a place on November ballots. Monday is Colorado's deadline to turn in some 98,000 signatures for inclusion on ballots. ASPEN (AP) – Officials near Aspen are concerned about increased all-terrain ...
  • NEWS GLENWOOD RECREATION MASTER PLAN Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents are young, fairly affluent, athletic and lovers of all types of recreation according to a recent survey conducted by parks and recreation planning firm, Greenplay. The organization is currently in the throes of putting together Glenwood's Park and Recreation Master Plan. Project manager Mark Thatcher gave ...
  • NEWS BRESLIN MEMORIAL New Castle—This Sunday, family and friends will gather to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former longtime New Castle Mayor Frank Brelin at one of his favorite hangouts…Burning Mountain Park. Breslin died in his home this past Monday of natural causes at the age of 63. The dedicated family man, passionate musician ...
  • NEWS ALCOHOL AND DRUGS FACTORS IN DEADLY ROLLOVER Rifle—The driver killed in Monday's early morning rollover near Rifle had been drinking and using methamphetamine according to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire. 48 year old Robert Lashus of Parachute had an alarmingly high blood alcohol content of .226. Lashus' brother-in-law, 42 year old Branden ...