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Garfield County Pleas With State to Stay in Yellow for COVID-19

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Will  Garfield County’s COVID-19 level move to orange or remain in the less restrictive yellow category?  In a special, late afternoon meeting with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Board of County Commissioners made a formal … Continue reading

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Rankin Wins Tight State Senate Race

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—In an important Western Slope political horse race, it was a photo finish for the Republican party. Bob Rankin crossed the finish line just ahead of his worthy and respected Democrat challenger Karl Hanlon. The longtime rancher and Glenwood … Continue reading

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John Martin Preparing For a Seventh & Final Term

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—With a margin of 517 votes, John Martin is confident the citizens have reelected him as Garfield County Commissioner in District 2. Martin once again was able to hold off a fierce and worthy challenger on election night. Democrat … Continue reading

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Robinson Promises to Continue the Fight

RIFLE—Leslie Robinson admits she came up short of her goal of beating Mike Samson in the District 3 commissioner’s race but she says she’s not going away. In a post election letter, Robinson says, “I am not going to concede … Continue reading

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Samson Earns Another Term in District 3

RIFLE—Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson is relieved and thankful for being reelected in District 3.  Getting to the finish line for his fourth term in office was grueling. His Democrat challenger, Leslie Robinson, put up quite a battle and jumped … Continue reading

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Local Hospital COVID Numbers

RIFLE/GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County’s two hospitals are at opposite ends of the COVID-19 spectrum.  Grand River Health in Rifle is reporting a 7.7 percent positivity rate for COVID-19 testing. Out of 4,349 tests administered at Grand River, 336 came back positive … Continue reading

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Glenwood Springs Apartment Fires

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—An early evening fire damaged three units at an apartment complex near Glenwood Meadows Monday. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a call about a structure fire went out just before 5:30 at the Glenwood Green … Continue reading

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Pine Gulch No Longer Largest in State History

FORT COLLINS—The Cameron Peak Fire is now the largest wildfire in Colorado history. It has now burned almost 170 thousand acres. Officials say dry, gusty winds up to 50 miles per hour fanned the flames that have destroyed hundreds of … Continue reading

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Grizzly Creek Fire Still Burning

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Grizzly Creek Fire still isn’t out and in fact, it has been flaring up lately. In the last couple of days, the fire has grown by about 35 acres in the Upper Grizzly Creek Drainage. It has the … Continue reading

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Drought, Fire Danger

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A color-coded map illustrating Colorado’s current drought conditions is almost completely red. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 76 percent of the state is experiencing both “Extreme” and “Exceptional” drought, the two highest levels of drought. Fire danger remains … Continue reading

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