Garth Brooks performing at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

Garth Brooks performing at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration (J. Kempin/FilmMagic)

Garth Brooks is performing at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Garth announced Monday that he will be singing on-site at the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. alongside previously announced artists including Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. Garth calls the opportunity a “chance to serve” and “not a political statement, a statement … Read more

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