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    • The First Five Winners of Colorado’s “Scholarship Vaccine Drive” Announced
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced the first five winners of $50,000 scholarships in a program designed to encourage students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The state is offering 25 student scholarships for students ages 12 to 17 who have received at least one vaccine dose. Winners selected in random drawings can ...
    • Illegal Marijuana Grow & Distribution linked to Money Laundering
      DENVER (AP) – Authorities say 21 people accused of illegally growing and distributing marijuana in Colorado have been indicted in an alleged money-laundering scheme. The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s office says in a news release Thursday that they grew and distributed marijuana throughout the Denver metro area, with facilities to grow and stash the drugs ...
    • Black Hills Energy Still Investigating December’s Gas Line Sabotage
      ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Black Hills Energy says it has spent about $1.4 million to repair sabotaged natural gas lines that cut heat to Aspen-area homes and businesses in late December. Police say they’re still investigating the incident, which cut service to roughly 3,500 residences for three days during the resort town’s peak winter season. ...
    • State Senators Clash In Debate Over Health Care Affordability
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado state senators clashed over government control of health care pricing and affordability in their first debate Tuesday on a bill that would require insurers to offer a standard health plan to individuals and small businesses. The bill also would sanction hospitals and other health care providers that don’t participate. The so-called ...
    • Colorado Takes the Lead in College & University Education Reform Effort
      DENVER (AP) – Governor Polis signed a bill Tuesday making the state a leader in the nationwide effort to ban legacy admissions at public colleges and universities. Prateek Dutta, Colorado Policy Director for Democrats for Education Reform, says it’s the first state he’s found to have enacted such a law. The bill prohibits public higher ...
    • SAT & ACT Scores no Longer Required
      DENVER (AP) – Public colleges and universities in Colorado are no longer required to consider SAT or ACT scores for first-time freshmen during the admissions process under a newly signed law. Governor Jared Polis signed a bill on Tuesday that preserves the option for an applicant to submit test scores when they apply to an ...
    • Independence Pass will be Closed to All Users Next Week
      ASPEN—Before Highway 82/Independence Pass can reopen for the busy summer travel season, a great deal of rockfall mitigation work has to be done. Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation say Independence Pass will be completely off limits to all non-motorized use including cyclists and pedestrians next Monday through Friday (May 17th-21st).  Non-motorized use will ...
    • Pitkin County Plans to Relax COVID Restrictions
      ASPEN—More education and personal responsibility and less regulation…that’s the direction the Pitkin County Health Department is taking with regard to COVID-19.  However, don’t take off that mask just yet. The less restrictive regulations won’t go into effect until Friday, May 28th at the stroke of midnight. While the number of COVID cases in Pitkin County ...
    • Parachute Murder Victim Identified
      PARACHUTE—The man that was found murdered in a vehicle Tuesday night near Parachute suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was identified as 60 year old Wayne Moore. Authorities say the car was parked alongside Highway 6 in a wide area of the shoulder. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is working with the District Attorney’s office ...
    • Garfield County Grant Money Awarded
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Some local non-profits will receive the full amount of grant money they asked for while other will have to settle for a little less.  Due to the ever-shrinking budget, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners was forced to cut back a little when awarding the second quarter discretionary grants.  Close to 30 thousand dollars ...
    • Local High School Sports Scores
      Soccer Ridgway – 3               Colorado Rocky Mountain School – 2 Roaring Fork – 5        Aspen – 1 Volleyball Coal Ridge – 3     Cedaredge – 2 Delta – 3              Rifle – 0
    • Gray Flirts with a No-No as Rockies Win Second Straight
      DENVER—(AP) Jon Gray took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his first win of the season, pitching the Colorado Rockies over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3. Gray allowed three runners through six innings, helped in the sixth when third baseman Ryan McMahon made a barehanded grab of Tim Locastro’s grounder and threw out ...
    • Glenwood Springs Alum Takes Fourth and Hopefully More This Weekend on the Slopes
      ASPEN—Glenwood Springs High School alum Cooper Cornelius enjoyed a great day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands taking fourth place in the men’s combined at the U.S. Alpine Championships.  Cornelius, coming off a career-threatening knee injury, had a two-run time of 1.4766 in the super-G.  Cornelius will be on the slopes Saturday competing in the ...
    • Local High School Football Tonight
      BASALT—The top ranked Basalt Longhorns battle the number 3 Glenwood Demons under the lights tonight in Basalt. Both teams are coming off dominant victories last week.  Basalt knocked off previously unbeaten Rifle 38-7 while Glenwood enjoyed a 30 point victory over Coal Ridge.  Tonight’s game kicks off at 7 and will be broadcast live on ...
    • Local High School Sports Scores
        Volleyball Results Coal Ridge—-3    Grand Valley—-1 Basalt—3            Roaring Fork—-0 Soccer Scores Coal Ridge—7     Moffat County—0 Roaring Fork—5    Basalt—-1
    • Rockies Come Up Short Against the Diamondbacks
      DENVER (AP) – Stephen Vogt homered and hit a go-ahead single in the 13th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks overcame Ryan McMahon’s three home runs, beating the Colorado Rockies 10-8 in a game delayed at the start by snow flurries. McMahon hit solo homers in his first three at-bats to become the 18th player in ...
    • The Mid-Summer Classic is Returning to the Mile High City
      DENVER (AP) – The All-Star Game will be played at hitter-friendly Coors Field this year. Major League Baseball officially announced the new venue Tuesday after pulling the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to sweeping changes to Georgia’s voting laws. Coors Field last hosted the All-Star Game in 1998. MLB decided to move the July ...
    • Nuggets Beat Pistons
      DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic scored 27 points in leading the Denver Nuggets past the Detroit Pistons 134-119 Tuesday night. The Nuggets spoiled the return of former teammates Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee. This was their first game in Denver since leaving the Nuggets in the offseason. Grant scored 29 points in his return and ...
    • Local High School Sports Scores
      Soccer Battle Mountain – 3    Glenwood – 0 Coal Ridge – 3             Vail Mountain – 0 Roaring Fork – 4          Aspen – 1 Volleyball Battle Mountain – 3    Glenwood – 0 Montrose – 3              Coal Ridge – 1 Grand Valley – 3        ...
    • Nuggets Dominate Clippers for Fourth Straight Win
      LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jamal Murray scored 23 points and the Denver Nuggets led all the way in beating the Los Angeles Clippers 101-94 for their fourth straight victory. The Nuggets dominated the first three quarters on a night when Nikola Jokic didn’t reach double figures until hitting a 3-pointer with 5:20 left in the ...