Independence Pass Closed for the Season

Just as soon as the stunning fall colors start to fall away each year, another sure sign of winter’s arrival follows closely behind – the annual closure of Independence Pass, which was announced by CDOT officials yesterday. The pass was closed at noon Friday in anticipation of the winter storm that was headed for the … Read more

NFL Trade Deadline is Today

It may not be a coincidence that the NFL’s trade deadline just happened to land on Halloween, because there are almost always multiple “tricks” and “treats” that end up grabbing headlines on one of the most pivotal days in the league each season. The Broncos have been considered sellers for weeks now as they bumbled, … Read more

C-DOT Says, “Look Twice” for Motorcycles

Each summer, as the number of motorcyclists on the road increases, so does the number of motorcycle deaths in accidents where, in many cases, drivers of larger vehicles simply didn’t see them. In an effort to help reduce the number of motorcycle accidents in the state, officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation have launched … Read more

Casa Bonita Might be Bought by “South Park” Creators

Restaurants across the country have of course faced unprecedented hardships over the last year and a half during the COVID-19 pandemic, and sadly, many have not survived. However, the restaurant that is arguably the most iconic one in the entire state, may have been thrown a lifeline from a surprising but somewhat logical source. Casa … Read more

GWS Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver

Glenwood Springs police are asking for the public’s help in finding a hit-and-run driver who fled from a head-on accident in West Glenwood last weekend that sent two people to the hospital in serious condition. Investigators say that a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east on Highway 6 just after 9:30 Sunday night when it … Read more

Colorado Man Nabbed in NYC

A 25-year-old man from Colorado has been arrested in New York on charges of possessing 40 pounds of the highly potent drug fentanyl. Carlos Ramirez, of Lakewood, was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Authorities say it was the largest DEA seizure of fentanyl in New York history. … Read more

Unique Water Rights Deal

A growing Colorado community will get some of its water from a farm that will continue operating under a deal that’s believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Larimer County commissioners voted Tuesday to sell and lease some of the water rights of a county-owned farm to the city and county … Read more

Utah Mine Spill Suit

The state of Utah is suing Colorado mine owners and contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states with a plume of bright-yellow wastewater tainted by arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Utah Attorney General spokesman Dan Burton said Tuesday the state wants … Read more

River Death – Downtown Denver

Authorities say one man died and another managed to fight his way back to shore after the two were swept down a fast-moving river near downtown Denver yesterday. Firefighters pulled an unconscious man from the South Platte River early Tuesday. He later died at a nearby hospital. Searchers found the other man alive near Confluence … Read more

Fire Captain Found Dead

A Louisiana fire captain who was wanted for killing his wife in Mississippi has been found dead in western Colorado. 48-year-old Rudolf “Rudi” Shoats was accused of killing his wife, 45-year-old Khristie Rollins Shoats, on Sunday. Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Sheriff Reginald Jackson says Rudolf pulled into an emergency parking lot in Durango on Monday. Jackson … Read more