Active Wildfire in the Crown Mountain Area

update: as of 5:30 PM, the fire near Crown Mountain is officially contained. The official size of the fire is estimated at 5 acres. There is an active wildfire in the area of Lester Lane, south of Willits in the Crown Mountain area. This is seperate from the controlled burn that was further north near … Read more

3/4/2024 Snow Day Information

We will update this post as necessary with updated information. Normal operations are assumed unless noted below. Aspen School District: Closed Colorado Mountain College Rifle Campus: 10:00 Delayed Start Garfield RE-2 School District (Rifle, Silt, New Castle): Closed Marble Charter School: Closed New Creation PreSchool in Canyon Creek: Closed St. Stephen Catholic School: Closed Two … Read more

Thursday Snow Information

We will update this information with additional details as needed. Aspen School District 2-hour delay start on Thursday, Jan. 18 due to inclement weather and road conditions. Aspen Elementary will start at 10 a.m. Aspen Middle School and Aspen High School will start at 10:45 a.m Roaring Fork School District (Glenwood, Carbondale, Basalt) All schools … Read more

Colorado Gas Prices Lowest in Nation

Statewide—Colorado’s gas prices are falling faster than anywhere else in the country. According to Triple-A of Colorado, the per gallon cost in the Denver area dropped 13 and a half cents over the last week and more than 51 cents since mid-November. The price at the pump comes as 115 million travelers hit the roads … Read more

Lawsuit Filed Over Wolf Plan

DENVER (AP) — Just weeks before the deadline for Colorado to begin reintroducing gray wolves representatives of the cattle industry association are suing state and federal agencies in litigation that could delay the predators’ release. The Gunnison County Stockgrowers’ Association and Colorado Cattlemen’s Association say in the lawsuit that U.S. Fish and Wildlife failed to … Read more

Neighborhood Dispute Ends in Arrest of Rifle Man

  A suspect is in jail today following a neighborhood dispute this week. According to Angela Mills with the Rifle Police Department, officers were called to the 2400 block of East Avenue in the Palomino Park neighborhood Tuesday, on reports of a man threatening his neighbor over a barking dog. Officers reportedly attempted to speak … Read more

CU Leeds School Predicts Steady 2024

Despite persistent inflation, high interest rates, a shortage of workers, and slow consumer spending, Colorado’s economy in 2024 will be steady according to experts at the University of Colorado. Brian Lewandowski, the Executive Director of the Business Research Division at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business says the trends suggest there won’t be a recession and … Read more

Tonight: Swearing in at Rifle City Council

Tonight it’s the changing of the guard at Rifle City Hall. Three city council members will be sworn in; newcomer Karen Roberts along with returning members Brian Condie and Chris Bornholdt. Bornholdt was the top vote-getter in last month’s election with Condie coming second. Roberts edged out Tanya Doose for the third seat. After roll … Read more

Colorado Secretary of State Certifies Election Results

One month after the last votes were tallied, the 2023 Coordinated Election has been certified by the State of Colorado. Secretary of State Jena Griswold made the results of the election official. Griswold commended county election officials, election workers, and employees across the state for delivering great elections for Colorado voters. Close to 1.7 million … Read more