VETERANS HEALTH CARE
Denver—The suicide of a veteran awaiting treatment for PTSD at a Colorado VA clinic has the attention of Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. Gardner and fellow GOP Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin are both asking for an investigation into a whistleblower’s report about the circumstances surrounding the veteran’s death. Gardner wants to know ...
BLEAK BUDGET OUTLOOK FOR COLORADO
Denver—Garfield County’s impending budget challenges are symptomatic of what the entire state is facing in 2017. Colorado revenue forecasts released today by legislative and economic analysts say a combination of factors are to blame for the bleak budget outlook, namely shrinking oil and gas revenues and court-ordered tax refunds to oil ...
HUNTER RESCUED NEAR SUNLIGHT
Aspen—A Wisconsin man hunting near Sunlight Mountain had to be escorted back to his campsite earlier this week after a cold night in the back country. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, about 20 members of Mountain Rescue Aspen were called out to assist 55 year old Charlie Johnson ...
GARCO DEBATES PAY RAISES
Glenwood Springs—Garfield County employees will see a little more in their paychecks next year but not as much as they had hoped for. County Human Resources Director Dianne Hayes says the average merit-based pay raise around the state is 3.3 percent. She asking the county for a little less, somewhere between 3 ...
LONGER LABOR DAY DUI CRACKDOWN NETS BIG NUMBERS
Denver—Nearly one thousand drunk or stoned drivers were busted in Colorado during the extended Labor Day “Heat is On Campaign.” According to the final tally from the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol, 964 impaired drivers caught between August 19th and September 6th. State Patrol ...
McCLURE PASS DEATH
Aspen—Pitkin County authorities are investigating the death of a Longmont man who’s body was found this past weekend near the top of McClure Pass. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, 49 year old Matthew Barz was found on a rural road on Labor Day. McClure Pass was closed most of ...
FORMER GARCO CLERK RE-SENTENCED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT
Glenwood Springs—The former Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s office employee who admitted to stealing about a half million dollars in public funds was re-sentenced yesterday in District Court to nine years in prison. The new sentence was handed down after investigators uncovered another 56 thousand dollars that Robin McMillan had ...
GW BRACING FOR 8TH STREET PROJECT
Glenwood Springs—After Labor Day, some major construction work begins in Glenwood Springs. C-DOT will break ground next Tuesday on the new 8th Street Connection Project. The work involves connecting Midland Avenue to Grand Avenue via 8th Street. C-DOT spokesman Tom Newland says the 6 to 8 week project will move ...
STATE HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE CONCERNS BIZ OWNERS
Undated—A western slope lawmaker says business owners in his district are going to relocate if a Colorado health care initiative passes. State Senator Randy Baumgardner says in his travels across Senate District 8, a growing number of small business owners are prepared to leave the state if Amendment 69 ...
OIL AND GAS BALLOT MEASURES FALL SHORT OF SIGNATURES
Denver—The oil and gas industry in Colorado is breathing a sigh of relief. Two ballot measures that aimed to add more limitations to drilling operations will not be on the November 8th ballot. According to Secretary of State Wayne Williams, both Initiatives 75 and 78 were rejected ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 30TH
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) – The first training session for a
World Cup downhill race on the Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek
was canceled Tuesday so workers could shave down sections of the
hill to help control speed.
The jury elected to skip the run on a clear-blue day because
racers were getting too much air on a ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 29TH
Denver–The Colorado Avalanche lost to the Dallas Stars last night at the Pepsi Center 3 to 1.
Boulder–The Colorado Buffaloes knocked off the Georgia Bulldogs 70 to 68 last night at the Coors Events Center.
Monday Night Football
New Orleans, LA–At Superdome in New Orleans, the Saints clobbered the New York Giants 49 -24.
Elsewhere in sports…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 28TH
San Diego, CA–Once again, in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion, the Denver Broncos found a way to win a game. Sunday in San Diego, the Broncos beat the Chargers in overtime, 16 to 13. Matt Prater drilled a 37 yard field goal with 29 seconds left in the extra period to ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 23rd
Glenwood Springs–Tomorrow, hundreds of people are expected to take part in Glenwood Springs’ annual Turkey Day 5k. It’s the Silver Anniversary of the race and begins at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club at 10 am. You can register for the race one hour before.
Denver–The Denver Broncos waived quarterback Kyle Orton. ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 21ST
DENVER (AP) – Patrick Marleau had a hat trick, Thomas Greiss
stopped 35 shots and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado
Avalanche 4-1 on Sunday night.
Joe Pavelski also scored, Mark-Edouard Vlasic had three assists
and Joe Thornton added two assists for the Sharks, who have won
three in a row and five of their last six.
Matt Duchene (DOO’-shayn) ...
- Final score: Windsor 36, Rifle 15
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- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 18TH
High School Playoff Football
Rifle–The 4th seeded Rifle Bears host the number 5 Windsor Wizards tomorrow afternoon at 1 in a quarterfinal game. The winner will move on to face the winner of the D’Evelyn/Frederick game in the semifinals next week.
Denver–The Denver Broncos came from behind to shock the New York Jets ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 17TH
Peach Valley–Coal Ridge Titans’ senior volleyball star Christ Currier has been chosen to play in this Sunday’s Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports all state volleyball match. Currier is one of 90 class 3A players selected to play at Arvada West Highw School.
Denver–The Denver Broncos host the New York Jets tonight at Sports Authority ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 16TH
High School Softball
The 2011 Western Slope All Conference team includes several local players. From the Rifle Lady Bears, Emma Speer, Brittany Neuroth and Norisa Navratil were named to the first team. Allie Ehlers and Cassidy Blackard from Rifle earned honorable mention. Basalt placed two players on the all conference ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 15TH
High School Football Playoffs
Rifle–Snow and rain is in the forecast this Saturday when the Rifle Bears battle the Windsor Wizards in a quarterfinal playoff game at Bear’s Stadium. Kick off is set for 1 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30.