• News RIFLE ELECTION RESULTS Rifle—Annick Pruett was the top vote-getter in Rifle’s municipal elections Tuesday.  The Community Relations Director at Grand River Hospital garnered 664 votes and will serve a 4-year term.  Incumbent councilman Joe Elliot was second in the race and will serve another four years along with the number finisher, former Garfield County Manager Ed ...
  • News NEW REPORT SHOWS DRILLING INCREASES WASTEWATER CONTAMINATION CROSSROADS, N.M. (AP) – The U.S. oil and gas production boom of the past decade has an unwanted side effect: Millions of gallons of briny wastewater have spilled onto land and flowed into waterways, often doing severe damage. An Associated Press analysis of state and federal record finds some ...
  • News GW COUNCIL MAY BAN SMOKING DOWNTOWN Glenwood Springs—Smoking in Glenwood Springs’ downtown commercial core may be banned soon. Last night the city council appeared to be reluctantly leaning in that direction.  The issue was brought before the council in response to a flood of complaints from citizens and business owners concerned about second hand smoke and ...
  • News THOMPSON DIVIDE PROTEST Glenwood Springs—Plans to do exploratory drilling in a popular recreation area near the Thompson Divide drew several protestors yesterday.  About 40 concerned citizens staged a peaceful demonstration with signs showing solidarity for preserving the divide and protecting it’s natural resources.  Houston-based SG Interests owns valid leases to drill in the meadow that people ...
  • News LLAMAS KILLED BY MOUNTAIN LIONS IN WESTERN COLORADO Grand Junction—Young, hungry mountain lions are on the prowl in Western Colorado and residents are being warned by wildlife officials to be cautious.  Three llamas were attacked by what is said to be a rare pack of juvenile mountain lions on the western slope.  Joe Lewandowski with Colorado ...
  • News IRONBRIDGE LAWSUIT GLENWOOD SPRINGS— Homeowners at Ironbridge are waiting to see if a judge will uphold $14 million in awards related to defects in the construction of homes on sinking soils. Recently a jury awarded close $7 million to 20 homeowners at the subdivision, determining that the developer, a Lehman Brothers subsidiary, was responsible for damage. ...
  • News SILT MAN INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER Glenwood Springs— Despite five months of intense mental health treatment, the Silt man accused of killing his father last December after a night of drinking and fighting is not competent to stand trial.  That’s the ruling from Garfield County District Judge James Boyd who based his decision on ...
  • News SMOKE AND HAZE TO LINGER IN COLORADO Undated—We may not see Colorado’s clear, blue skies until October according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.  Smoke from the horrific wildfires in the the northwest that has created a persistent gray haze from Grand Junction to Fort Collins is expected to hang around until the ...
  • News SMOKE FROM NW FIRES SPREADS, PROMPTS FRONT RANGE HEALTH WARNINGS Glenwood Springs—A health advisory has been expanded to the front range due to the smoke from the wildfires in the northwest.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says people with respiratory problems or a heart condition to remain indoors if the smoke gets heavy.  ...
  • News . GREATER SAGE GROUSE GRANT AWARDED TO NEVADA Reno, Nevada—A 2 million dollar grant to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the endangered or threatened species list has been awarded to Nevada by the Pentagon.  The money will help pay for habitat restoration under thousands of square miles of U.S. Navy training airspace.  Nevada Governor ...