Dismal Snowmelt Outlook

BASALT—As we get closer to peak runoff season in the valley, officials with the Roaring Fork Conservancy are very concerned.  They say stream flows in the last week have dropped to “alarmingly low levels.” Today the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is only 61 percent of normal for this time of year. One week … Read more

Woman’s Body Found North of Rifle

RIFLE—A woman’s body was discovered north of Rifle Wednesday afternoon. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the body was found in a field about 100 yards west of Highway 13 near mile marker 3. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire is conducting an autopsy to determine cause of death. Once positive identification is made and … Read more

South Bridge Project Endorsed by Colorado Congressional Delegation

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ effort to secure funding for the South Bridge Project received some critical support from Washington, D.C.  Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper along with Third District Congresswoman Lauren Boebert offered letters of support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the city applies for the Building Resilient Infrastructure for Communities (BRIC) … Read more

Happy Hour at Home Bill Goes to State Senate

DENVER (AP) – People in Colorado may keep celebrating happy hour at home with beverages from their favorite restaurants after the state House passed a measure to extend the sale of to-go cocktails past the coronavirus pandemic. The House unanimously advanced the bill to the Senate on Wednesday. A previous executive order from Democratic Gov. … Read more

Half Million Dollar Bond Set for Nichols

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Silt man charged with attempted first degree murder in connection with Sunday night’s shooting in Glenwood Springs remains behind bars in the Garfield County Jail.  Bond for 35 year old Padrikea Nichols has been set at $500,000.00.   Nichols was arrested at his home in Silt after leading Glenwood Springs Police officers on a … Read more

Glenwood Springs Shooting Suspect Charged

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The man arrested in Sunday night’s shooting in Glenwood Springs is being charged with attempted murder.  35 year old Padrikea Nichols was taken into custody last night at his home on Cottonwood Drive in Silt after leading Glenwood Springs Police on a chase down westbound I-70.  Police reports indicate a call about a domestic … Read more

The Regional Economy is Still Strong

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of bankers suggests strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states even though business continues to lag behind the level it was at before the coronavirus pandemic began. The overall index for the region declined slightly from March’s 71.9 but remained at a … Read more

Aspen Car Thieves on the Loose

ASPEN—-Car thieves are on the prowl in Aspen looking for easy victims. The police department says a half-dozen vehicles were broken into Tuesday night and three were stolen. One of the stolen vehicles, a 2019 GMC Suburban was recovered. The other two are still missing:  a black 2011 Porsche Cayenne with yellow brake calipers and … Read more

COVID Situation at Garfield County Jail Under Control

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Inmates at the Garfield County Jail can now get a COVID shot if they choose. The Sheriff’s office continues to implement measures in response to last week’s outbreak. Since April 8th, one more jail deputy and two more inmates tested positive for COVID-19.  Since the initial exposure on March 26th, a Rapid Response Team … Read more

Godes Re-Elected Mayor of Glenwood Springs

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—You can still call him Mr. Mayor.  Jonathan Godes was chosen by his fellow council members last night to swing the gavel for two more years.  The vote was 6 to 1 with Tony Hershey the only council member seeking a change.  Godes says after one of the most difficult years in history due … Read more