Glenwood South Bridge FEMA Grant Denied

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ hopes for a South Bridge suffered a big blow when a 30 million dollar grant was denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city’s “Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities” grant application was deemed ineligible the FEMA. Construction on the 56 million dollar project would have begun next spring but now the … Read more

Garfield Commissioners Ask for Two Rural Districts in Redistricting Efforts

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—With the new census comes new congressional districts.  The Garfield County Board of Commissioners recently signed a resolution in support of creating two new rural districts.  The resolution, which passed unanimously, says the eastern plains and Southern Colorado should be considered a “Community of Interest” just like the Western Slope.  The new redistricting map … Read more

Colorado COVID Restrictions Coming to an End

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has lifted his pandemic state of emergency and rescinded all related executive orders, citing the state’s progress in combating the coronavirus. The governor did sign an executive order focusing on pandemic recovery and promoting vaccinations. Polis has issued several hundred executive orders since declaring the state of emergency … Read more

Voluntary Fishing Moratorium on Colorado River

DENVER (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials are urging anglers to avoid fishing along a stretch of the Colorado River amid drought-induced low flows, critically warm water temperatures, and sediment runoff from wildfire burn scars that starve trout of oxygen. The voluntary fishing ban imposed Wednesday along a 120-mile stretch of the river is unusual so … Read more

CDC Investigating Spread of “Delta” Variant in Mesa County

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado is among the states with the highest proportion of the delta variant of the coronavirus and state health officials say Mesa County has most of the state’s cases. Colorado epidemiologist, Dr. Rachel Herlihy and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traveled to Grand Junction to investigate … Read more

Governor Polis Signs Bill to Address Highway Infrastructure

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law an ambitious transportation funding bill that addresses Colorado’s long-neglected highway infrastructure while promoting programs to wean residents from their gas-guzzling vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Polis signed the bill Thursday during a ceremony shaded by an Interstate 70 overpass in the unincorporated … Read more

Rockies Find Success on the Road versus Brewers

DENVER (AP) – Germán Márquez allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, C.J. Cron ignited a five-run first with a grand slam and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 for their fourth consecutive victory. Garrett Hampson followed Cron’s slam with a homer, and Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak to a career-best 14 … Read more

Local Representative Was One of Twenty-One to Vote Against Recent Legislation

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was one of 21 members of Congress to vote against legislation this week to honor police officers who defended the Capitol during and after the Jan. 6 insurrection. The first-term Republican congresswoman argues that the Democratic-introduced bill is politically motivated.  Boebert objected to the bill … Read more