• 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 ...
  • News RIFLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE’S FORUM TONIGHT Rifle—Seven candidates are vying for five open seats on the Rifle City Council.  Tonight, citizens will have the chance to learn more about those running for office and where they stand on various issues.  The candidates are Theresa Hamilton, Dana Wood, Annick Pruett, Aaron Flesch, Brent Buss, Joe Elliot and ...
  • News WASHINGTON (AP) – The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater. The inspector general's office said the investigation also will focus on the EPA's response to the Aug. 5 spill from the defunct ...
  • News ANIMAS RIVER SPILL DURANGO The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says significant progress is being made as water quality appears to be improving in a major Southwest river system that was contaminated by millions of gallons of toxic mine sludge. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Thursday that the latest testing results show improvements ...
  • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS BIKE MYSTERY Glenwood Springs—If your bicycle was stolen recently, the Glenwood Springs police department may have it.  20 bikes have been left around town in the last month but according to the Glenwood Springs Police Department, no thefts have been reported. Police Chief Terry Wilson says the department is trying to return the bikes ...
  • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS –Officials with the White River National Forest trying to deal with overcrowding at Hanging Lake by enforcing regulations while ensuring visitors still have good time. Forest Service spokesman Bill Kight says 80,000 people have made the hike to the lake already this year, up from 50,000 for the same period in 2014. Efforts ...
  • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say two people were injured when their car crashed into a cow on Highway 82 near the Catherine Store intersection. The Colorado State Patrol says the car hit the cow about half  hour before sunrise Tuesday. The cow was killed. Investigators say the 51-year-old driver from Basalt and a ...
  • Death Sentence Still on the Table for James Holmes CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has again declined to rule out the death penalty as it moves toward sentencing James Holmes. Jurors said Monday that Holmes' lawyers haven't presented a strong enough case to ...
  • Shel Will “Pinch Hit” Final Summer of Music Concert Yesterday morning, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Executive Director Christina Brusig received a phone call concert promoters hate;  Their headliner for the final Summer of Music performance of the year can't make it.  Apparently the Groovetrotters' tour bus broke down in Wisconsin and they won't be able to perform tomorrow night. Fortunately, a local (sort of) solution ...
  • Red Canyon Fire (July 19, 2015 4:00 PM)  The Red Canyon Fire has been fully contained.  Mop up is expected to continue for the next several days, but for now, suppression of the area's only active wildfire seems well in hand. (July 18, 2015 7:00 AM) With cooler temperatures expected today, officials hope to build a fire line around ...