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The 27th Street Bridge will not be Open by Monday Morning

During the removal of the concrete slabs on the existing 27th Street Bridge deck, crews encountered unexpected structural elements that require additional time to safely remove. The temporary closure of the bridge, the 27th Street & S. Grand Ave. intersection, … Continue reading

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Colorado Man Imprisoned for Sexual Assault In Nebraska

GERING, Neb. (AP) – A Colorado resident has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting one of his art students in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County District Court records say 45-year-old Steven Barraza, of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced Thursday to 10 to … Continue reading

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The Lesser Prairie Chicken Might Become a Protected Species

DALLAS (AP) – A federal judge has approved an agreement that will require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a recommendation by May 2021 whether the lesser prairie chicken should be federally protected as a threatened or endangered … Continue reading

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Tampering with a Corpse

GUNNISON (AP) – A Colorado woman has pleaded guilty to tampering with a corpse after her brother’s remains were buried with goat heads while the family disputes over a $3 million ranch. Stephanie Jackson was one of three arrested in … Continue reading

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State Senate Recall Efforts End

DENVER (AP) – An effort to recall two state senators has ended after backers informed the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that they will not be turning in the signatures they collected to force special elections to remove the pair. The … Continue reading

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Rifle Election Results

Rifle—Two incumbents and one familiar newcomer were the top vote-getters in yesterday’s Rifle City Council elections.  Incumbent Joe Elliot captured nearly 48 percent of the vote with 388.  Ed Green won re-election with 368 votes while Rifle-Garfield County Airport Manager … Continue reading

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Burnout Operations Underway at Hunt Fire

Meeker—Rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters slow down the growth of the Hunt Fire north of the Roan Plateau.  The fire, started by lightning on September 5th, has burned almost 2,600 acres in thick brush on ridges and valleys 26 … Continue reading

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House Committee Hearing on the Bureau of Land Management Move to Grand Junction

DENVER (AP) – Congressional Democrats questioned Trump administration officials on the plan to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management from Washington, D.C. to Grand Junction. The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing in nation’s capitol today. … Continue reading

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Power Outage in Carbondale & South Glenwood Springs

7:30PM Update:  According to Xcel all customers should have their power back. 6:00PM Update:  There are still a few Xcel customers without power in Carbondale and South Glenwood Springs.  According to Xcel, power could be back on shortly for a … Continue reading

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Rifle Supports Glenwood Springs’ Battle Against Strip Mine

Rifle—The city of Rifle has Glenwood’s back.  With a unanimous vote, the Rifle City Council passed a resolution to support Glenwood Springs in it’s fight to prevent an expansion of the limestone quarry.  Rifle City Attorney Jim Neu lives in … Continue reading

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