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    • Colorado Mountain College Raising Tuition
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Tuition at Colorado Mountain College is going up in the fall. The CMC Board of Trustees unanimously approved an increase of five dollars per credit hour for the 2021-22 school year. The only exception is non-resident students who will pay the same tuition. Next school year, in-district students will pay 90 dollars per credit ...
    • C-DOT Successfully Removes Truck from the Colorado River
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Work crews were able to completely remove the mangled semi and twin trailers that crashed into the Colorado River last Sunday near Canyon Creek.  Elise Thatcher with the Colorado Department of Transportation says it was a monumental effort but the job was finished last night and traffic along I-70 is back to normal.  Crews ...
    • State Health Officials Optimistic About Future COVID-19 Numbers
      DENVER (AP) – Health officials in Colorado have projected that more than 4,000 lives could be saved in the state if residents continue following safety guidelines intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through the end of spring. Projections made public by the Colorado School of Public Health show the pandemic’s death toll could reach ...
    • URSA Makes Tax Payment to Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County’s tight budget got a much needed boost with a 5.8 million dollar tax payment from bankrupt oil and gas company URSA Resources. URSA was purchased by Terra Energy partners after a bankruptcy court judge approved the sale two months ago. County Attorney Tari Williams says as a result, “We (Garfield County) will ...
    • Federal Mineral Lease District Funds Dwindling
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County municipalities will soon have to look elsewhere for grant money to pay for special projects and improvements. The county’s once robust Federal Mineral Lease District is watching severance tax revenues disappear. County Commissioner Mike Samson says in the fall and spring grant cycle, the FMLD typically has 3 to 4.5 million dollars ...
    • Garfield County COVID Numbers Trending in the Right Direction
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County’s COVID-19 cases continue to drop.  County Public Health Specialist Mason Hohstadt says a month ago, the average was almost 70 cases per day. Last week’s 7-day rolling average was down to 29.6.  Hohstadt says it would’ve been lower if not for one unusual day.  “This week we had 55 cases reported to ...
    • Impressive Graduation Rates for Colorado’s Class of 2020
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s graduation rate reached its highest level in a decade with the Class of 2020, despite school closures and disruptions caused by the pandemic. The Denver Post reports the Colorado Department of Education says 81.9% of high school seniors totaling 55,220 students graduated from public and charter schools last spring. The department ...
    • Gold King Mine Spill Settlement with Navajo Nation
      ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice has settled with two mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that sent wastewater downstream from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. Under the settlement with the Navajo Nation, Sunnyside Gold Corp. will pay the tribe $10 million. The state ...
    • New State Lawmakers Sworn in During Brief Session
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Democrat-led Legislature convened a three-day session to swear in new members and adjust several pandemic relief laws before adjourning until February because of coronavirus safety concerns. The 2021 session began Wednesday amid national warnings of possible protests at state capitols in the run-up to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration on Jan. ...
    • Garfield County Sponsors Burn Area Mitigation Work
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Property owners who were impacted last summer by the Grizzly Creek and Pine Gulch fires won’t have to worry about paying to repair and restore the massive burn scar left behind. The Garfield County Board of Commissioners recently agreed to sponsor the Burn Area Mitigation Work under the Emergency Watershed Protection Plan. The federal ...
    • Pittsburgh Signs Two Former Rockies to Minor League Contracts
      PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed veteran catcher Tony Wolters and outfielder Brian Goodwin to minor league contracts that include an invitation to spring training. Wolters will compete for a backup job behind Jacob Stallings. Wolters is 28 and spent the first five seasons of his big-league career in Colorado. He hit .238 ...
    • Rockies Agree to Terms with Former Fifth Round Pick 1st Baseman
      DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Greg Bird that includes and invite to major league spring training. The 28-year-old didn’t appear in the majors in 2020 after signing with the Texas Rangers last offseason. Bird was originally a fifth-round pick by the New York Yankees in ...
    • Colorado Tops Stanford in a Low Scoring Game
      STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – McKinley Wright scored 14 points with nine rebounds and nine assists and Colorado held Stanford to a season low in scoring, beating the Cardinal 69-51. Eli Parquet added 10 points for the Buffaloes while four other players added at least eight. Oscar da Silva poured in a game-high 22 points with ...
    • Avalanche Return After NHL COVID Protocols
      DENVER (AP) – The banged-up Colorado Avalanche have returned to practice after being shut down for a week due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols. Coach Jared Bednar says the team showed a little rust. But a side benefit of the time off was that it gave several players a chance to heal without missing many ...
    • Lindsey Vonn Reflects on Her Career as the World Championships Approach
      (AP) – If Lindsey Vonn had it her way she would be retiring from ski racing this weekend after the downhill at the world championships in Cortina.  But injuries got in her way.  So Vonn is watching from afar and sharing her thoughts on the worlds in a diary of sorts with The Associated Press.  ...
    • Area High School Sports Scores
      Basketball: Girls: Glenwood Springs – 39 vs. Eagle Valley – 30 Rifle – 27 vs. Steamboat Springs – 23 Basalt – 55 vs. Meeker – 44 Boys: Glenwood Springs – 59 vs. Eagle Valley – 44 Steamboat Springs – 51 vs. Rifle – 35 Aspen – 52 vs. Meeker – 32 HOCKEY: Glenwood Springs – 3 vs. Steamboat Springs – 0
    • High School Basketball: Eagle Valley at Glenwood – Listen Here
      The Glenwood Demons sweep the Eagle Valley Devils at home. Listen to the games here.
    • PAC-12 Basketball
      (AP) – Oregon plays at Arizona this week in what will likely be another high-level game between two of the Pac-12’s best programs. The Ducks have won five straight in the series, including 73-72 last February. Both teams are trying to keep pace with No. 20 USC and UCLA, who are tied atop the Pac-12 ...
    • Broncos Release Veteran Corner
      DENVER (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says the Denver Broncos have released cornerback A.J. Bouye after one tumultuous season.  Bouye’s injury-riddled season in Denver was cut short when he received a six-game suspension in December for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. His suspension still includes two games next season. The ...
    • Denver Breaks Losing Streak in a Big Way
      DENVER (AP) – Paul Millsap scored a season-high 22 points on his 36th birthday, Michael Porter Jr. added 19 and the Denver Nuggets routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 133-95 to snap a three-game skid. The Nuggets opened a 23-point lead in the first half, saw it increase to 34 in the third and coasted from there ...