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    • Igloos Coming for Glenwood Springs Restaurants
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Diners and shoppers in downtown Glenwood Springs now have another safe and sanitary option where they can eat and have a few drinks. Starting tonight, a special warming area will be set up in Bethel Plaza under the Grand Avenue Bridge.  The city decided to foot the bill for the outdoor dining areas where ...
    • Holy Cross Helping with Bills During COVID
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Holy Cross Energy is stepping up to help it’s members stay warm and keep the lights on during the budget-straining pandemic. The Holy Cross Board of Directors unanimously approved a Bill Payment Assistance Fund.  Under the plan, members who’ve been hit hard by COVID-19 can apply for a bill credit of up to one ...
    • Rifle Mother Facing Long Prison Sentence for Daughter’s Death
      RIFLE—Stephanie Alvarado admits she was high on methamphetamine and is responsible for the death of her little girl nearly a year ago. The Rifle mother pleaded guilty to second degree murder in connection with the death of 5 year old Sophia Larson on December 11th, 2019.  Alvarado was originally charged with first degree murder.  The ...
    • COVID-19 Claims More Lives in Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The COVID death toll in Garfield County is now up to 16. County Coroner Rob Glassmire says 11 have been certified and five are still being investigated. He says between November 30th and December 6th, the virus claimed eight lives.  “They ranged in the age group between 53 and 98 years old.  Out of ...
    • More COVID Relief Funds Available for Parachute Businesses
      PARACHUTE—The town of Parachute is once again going to bat for local businesses that are still struggling financially due to COVID-19. The town is offering a third round of grant funding through the Business Interim Relief Program.  Town Manager Stuart McArthur says businesses can apply for a grant of up to $1,000.00. He says the ...
    • Discrepancy in Garfield County COVID Deaths
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—How many people in Garfield County have died from COVID-19? The exact number isn’t known yet. Garfield County is reporting six while the state health department’s count is now up to 11.  Public Health Specialist Carrie Godes says the higher number may be correct but it has not been verified by Garfield County Coroner ...
    • Fauci Joins Polis in COVID Warning
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis joined the nation’s top infectious disease expert and urged people to wear masks and socially distance to prevent stay-at-home orders and overwhelmed hospitals as cases of the coronavirus surge during the holidays. Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Tuesday that Colorado isn’t alone in seeing a spike in cases. He ...
    • State Lawmakers Argue Over COVID Relief
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Democrat-led Legislature is plowing ahead on special session legislation to provide limited state relief to businesses, students and others affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats have overcome Republican objections to the scope of the aid and GOP attempts to limit the Democratic governor’s ability to decree public health orders. The Senate ...
    • Garfield County Commissioners Respond to COVID Public Concerns
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners feel they’ve been unfairly blamed for prioritizing money over public health. Commission Chairman John Martin says for the official record, the county is compiling all the e-mails and phone messages from concerned and even angry citizens. He says some of the comments are misguided and misinformed. Martin says ...
    • State Lawmakers Report for Special COVID-19 Session
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers went back to work today for a special session called by by Gov. Jared Polis to pass bills offering sales tax relief and state grants to small businesses, tenants and public school districts affected by the pandemic. Legislators have unveiled bills offering a combined $280 million to help small firms ...
    • Nuggets Prevail Over Rockets
      DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for the 42nd triple-double of his career, and the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Houston Rockets 124-111 for their first win of the season. Jamal Murray added 21 points before leaving with 4:05 remaining in the third quarter after a collision in ...
    • Colorado State Beats Fresno State
      FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – David Roddy had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift Colorado State to a 75-53 win over Fresno State. Orlando Robinson led the Bulldogs with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
    • Arizona Over Colorado on the Hardwood
      TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – James Akinjo had 22 points and eight assists, lifting Arizona to an 88-74 win over Colorado. Arizona showed no signs for rust following a six-day layoff, shooting 53% while making 8 of 17 from the 3-point arc. Jemarl Baker added 14 points to help the Wildcats improve to 10-0 all-time against ...
    • The University of Colorado & The University of Texas at The Alamo Bowl
      (AP) – Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is the last of the Longhorns’ 2020 season captains still standing. The others have either opted out of playing the Alamo Bowl against Colorado or will miss the game for an injury. Ehlinger has yet to decide if he will return for 2021. Ehlinger already ranks among the school’s ...
    • Rifle Bull Rider Colton Fritzlan Takes Third at NFRRifle Bull Rider Colton Fritzlan Takes Third at NFR
      At 20 years old Colton Fritlan wants to be the best bull rider who ever lived. He’s coming off a very successful week at the National Finals Rodeo in Texas where he took third place and was named the average champion for bull riding consistency. He says bull riding is in his blood it’s a ...
    • Coach Malone Shows Highlights of New Nuggets to Existing Team
      (AP) – To help the returning Denver Nuggets learn about their new teammates, coach Michael Malone started Sunday’s first group practice of the season with a video that showed highlight-reel plays from the seven additions to the roster. Malone saved Facundo Campazzo’s clips for last. And Nuggets center Nikola Jokic began cursing out his coach ...
    • Broncos Fall Just Short of Beating the Chiefs
      (AP) – The Denver Broncos just about followed the blueprint for beating the Kansas City Chiefs to perfection. They pounded away with Melvin Gordon, who piled up 131 yards rushing on just 15 carries while turning a 60-minute game into one that felt like it was 30. They picked up enough first downs to keep ...
    • Colorado High School Sports Delayed Again by COVID
      DENVER—The high school sports season in Colorado has once again been infected by the coronavirus. Today, the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) banned indoor group sports for the time being. This means, Season B, which included girl’s and boy’s basketball, skiing, wrestling, ice hockey, ...
    • Rockies Release Familiar Players
      DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have decided not to offer a 2021 contract to outfielder David Dahl. The former first-round draft pick had an injury-riddled career in Colorado. Dahl, an All-Star in 2019, is recovering from right shoulder surgery after underdoing an operation in September. The Rockies also non-tendered catcher Tony Wolters and right-hander ...
    • All of the Broncos QB’s Return to Action
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Drew Lock and Brett Rypien returned to the Denver Broncos’ practice after coming off the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Broncos also decided to isolate practice squad veteran Blake Bortles. All three quarterbacks were banned from last weekend’s game against the New Orleans Saints after failing to wear their masks around quarterback Jeff Driskel ...