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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Avalanche Stumble on Opening Night

DENVER (AP) – Oskar Sundqvist scored twice, Jordan Binnington stopped 26 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 in the season opener for both teams. Jordan Kyrou also had a goal after being recalled from the taxi squad, and new addition Kyle Clifford added another as the Blues scored four unanswered. … Read more

The Broncos Welcome George Paton to the General Manager Position

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The new general manager of the Denver Broncos is 14-year Minnesota Vikings executive George Paton. He will report to John Elway who is keeping his title as president of football operations as he transitions out of the GM role he’s had for the last decade. Paton was among five candidates who interviewed … Read more