Author Archives: Ron Milhorn

Another COVID Death in Garfield County

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—COVID-19 has claimed it’s third victim in Garfield County. According to the health department, a man in his early 70’s died earlier this week. The man’s wife also tested positive for the virus and is in quarantine. Health Director … Continue reading

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Glenwood Springs City Council Extends Mask Ordinance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ mask ordinance has been extended…again. Last night, the city council unanimously agreed to extend the facial covering mandate until August. Councilman Charlie Willman made the motion. He’s convinced masks will make a difference to limit the spread … Continue reading

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Carbondale Man Arrested for Child Porn

CARBONDALE—A longtime Roaring Fork Valley man has been busted for child pornography. According to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, 69 year old Peter O’Grady of Carbondale was taken into custody Tuesday after deputies executed a search warrant of his home … Continue reading

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Roaring Fork Watershed Report

BASALT—“Dismal.” That’s the word local experts are using to describe the valley’s river and stream flows. According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the flows across the watershed range from 25 to 45 percent of normal for … Continue reading

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Garfield County Must Remain in “Safer at Home” as COVID Cases Spike

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County is being ordered to stay “Safer at Home.” The county’s hope to move to the less restrictive “Protect our Neighbors” phase of reopening has been dashed by the shocking resurgence of COVID-19 cases.  Sara Brainard with the … Continue reading

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Brush Fire Snarls Morning Traffic Into Glenwood

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A rapidly-spreading, wind-whipped brush fire near Canyon Creek that brought eastbound I-70 traffic to a crawl this morning was human caused. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the call went out at 7:32 to a brush … Continue reading

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Toppling of Controversial Capitol Statue Under Investigation

DENVER (AP) – Police in Denver are investigating the toppling of a statue outside the Capitol that recognized a Union cavalry regiment that fought Confederate forces. The statue also acknowledged soldiers’ role in an 1864 massacre of Native Americans. The … Continue reading

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Garfield County

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—At one minute past midnight, Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect in unincorporated Garfield County. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with fire officials throughout the valley decided the fire danger is worsening  by the day. 15 … Continue reading

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Drought Conditions Worsen in the Roaring Fork Valley

BASALT—Most of Colorado is now in a “flash drought.”  According to the Colorado Climate Center, high, hot winds coupled with low humidity creates conditions that are worse than a regular drought due to excessive moisture loss from the ground. To … Continue reading

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Colorado Jobless Claims Fall

DENVER—Unemployment claims fell below 10,000 for the first time in three months.  According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, 9,882 regular claims were filed for the week ending June 20th. State officials say the drop is likely due … Continue reading

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