• 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 Brian Sandoval ...
  • 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 former ...
  • 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 and ...