• NEWS DEADLY RAFTING ACCIDENT ON ROARING FORK Aspen—A commercial rafting accident on the Roaring Fork River claimed the life of a man late this morning. According to early reports, the man fell out of the boat twice while going through the class 4 rapid section called the Slaughterhouse near Stein Park. At least four of the ...
  • NEWS GARCO/CSU EMISSIONS STUDY RESULTS COMPLETE Glenwood Springs— A three-year study of air pollution from Garfield County fracking wells found the highest rate of emissions came just after fracking was completed. The research presented today to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners didn’t measure the effects on human health, but it will help state officials devise such ...
  • NEWS RIVERS PEAKING, LOCAL AUTHORITIES WARN OF DANGERS Glenwood Springs—Local rivers and streams are flowing high and strong and authorities are a little concerned. According to the latest stream flow report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the Colorado River at Glenwood Springs is over 18,000 thousand cubic feet per second, well over the mean of 11,000 cfs. ...
  • NEWS RIFLE BACK TO ODD/EVEN WATERING SCHEDULE Rifle—The on again, off again water situation in Rifle is once again back on. According to the latest information from city officials, car washes and lawn watering can begin immediately thanks to the installation of a new portable pump. However, there is a kink in the hose, so to ...
  • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Police have arrested the older brother of a 10-year-old boy who was fatally shot at an apartment complex in Aurora. Investigators said Tuesday the 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of negligent child abuse resulting in death and is being held at a juvenile detention center. The Denver Post reports Aurora police called ...
  • NEWS MAN HIT BY CAR IN CARBONDALE Carbondale—A man was critically injured after being hit by a car this morning while crossing Highway 133 at Village Road. According to reports from the Carbondale Police Department, the man was in the crosswalk when a westbound vehicle turning onto 133 from Village Road hit him. The pedestrian, who’s ...
  • NEWS GARCO PLANNERS DISCUSS GRAVEL PIT, SOLAR PROJECT Glenwood Springs—Gravel and solar energy projects come before the Garfield County Planning Commission tonight. The commission will first tackle a land use change permit for the Powers Pit just east of Carbondale at Highway 82 and County Road 103. Pit operators are asking for changes in the hours of ...
  • NEWS PET “RESORT” KENNEL GETS FINAL APPROVAL FROM GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new dog and cat kennel in south Glenwood Springs were upheld last night by the city council. The council’s 5 to 1 vote to affirm the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of “Dog Holliday’s Pet Resort” came after a lengthy ...
  • NEWS RIFLE WATER RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE Rifle—Outdoor water use has been partially restored in Rifle following the break of an intake pipeline from the Colorado River to the Graham Mesa water treatment plant. City officials say while the repairs aren’t as extensive as initially feared, there are still problems delivering the water at maximum capacity. ...
  • NEWS WATER RESTRICTIONS IN RIFLE Rifle—Rifle residents are under mandatory water restrictions after a pipeline that provides water broke. City officials say water may not be used for any outdoor purposes until further notice. There is no estimate when it will be repaired. Officials say there is a limited amount of water in the ...