Glenwood Canyon Closed Due to Duck Pond Fire

UPDATE (4/17 6:00PM) Areas evacuated are now under pre-evacuation notice. Residents and business owners may return. Proof of residency will be required though as those areas are still off-limits to members of the public. The fire burned 88 acres so far and is 60 percent contained. UPDATE (4/16 11:00PM) Some evacuations have been lifted. More … Read more

McClure Pass Trail Meeting Scheduled

CARBONDALE—The plans for a multi-use recreational trail from Redstone to McClure Pass are moving along. The White River National Forest released a draft environmental assessment that is now available for public review. The E-A examines the potential effects of Pitkin County’s plan to build and maintain a natural, non-motorized trail from Redstone to the summit … Read more

Double Homicide in West Glenwood Springs

Thursday’s double homicide in West Glenwood Springs still has the community in shock. 37 year old Claudia Camacho Duenas is behind bars for allegedly stabbing and killing her 18 year old son and 11 year old daughter at the apartment complex accross from the middle school on Soccer Field Road. Police Chief Joe Deras says … Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Violent Assault In West Glenwood

Update (9:00 PM): Glenwood Springs Police Chief Joe Deras issued an additional press release urging residents to use discretion when reading social media posts regarding today’s incident. “We caution consumers of social media reports who may accept erroneous information as fact. We are aware of various accounts circulating which are not accurate and may be … Read more

Snow Day For Roaring Fork and Aspen Schools

A snow day has been declared by the Roaring Fork School District. All public schools from Glenwood to Basalt are closed today. The Aspen School District has also canceled classes. Two Rivers Community School and Ross Montessori have also canceled classes.

Glenwood Chamber Asking For Award Nominees

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is looking for outstanding citizens and businesses that deserve special recognition. The chamber is asking for the community to submit names to be considered for Citizen of the Year, Top Brass Outstanding Business of the Year, and Top Brass Milestone awards. The Top Brass Business of the Year will … Read more

Delayed Start Today for RE-2 School District

UPDATE (7:00 AM): Xcel says while most power has been restored, 174 customers’ power won’t be restored until 9:00 this morning. Due to a power outage in the New Castle and Silt areas, busses and classes in the Garfield RE-2 School District (Rifle, Silt, and New Castle) will be delayed by two hours today. Xcel … Read more

Bankers Survey Suggests Continued Economic Growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new monthly survey of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests strong economic growth continues in the region. The overall economic index for the region improved in October to 66.1 from September’s already strong 62.5 reading. Any score above 50 suggests growth. Creighton University economist Ernie … Read more

Reception for Rifle Chief Candidates

The public will have an opportunity to meet the three finalists to be the next Chief of Police this Friday. City Manager Tommy Klein announced the finalists for his old job last week. The three finalists for the job are Debra Funston, the current chief of the Palisade Police Department, Michael Drake, who is currently … Read more