Colorado COVID Restrictions Coming to an End

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has lifted his pandemic state of emergency and rescinded all related executive orders, citing the state’s progress in combating the coronavirus. The governor did sign an executive order focusing on pandemic recovery and promoting vaccinations. Polis has issued several hundred executive orders since declaring the state of emergency … Read more

Voluntary Fishing Moratorium on Colorado River

DENVER (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials are urging anglers to avoid fishing along a stretch of the Colorado River amid drought-induced low flows, critically warm water temperatures, and sediment runoff from wildfire burn scars that starve trout of oxygen. The voluntary fishing ban imposed Wednesday along a 120-mile stretch of the river is unusual so … Read more

CDC Investigating Spread of “Delta” Variant in Mesa County

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado is among the states with the highest proportion of the delta variant of the coronavirus and state health officials say Mesa County has most of the state’s cases. Colorado epidemiologist, Dr. Rachel Herlihy and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traveled to Grand Junction to investigate … Read more

I-70 Now Open Through Glenwood Canyon, Again; More Closures are Possible

Update (6/28 6:00 PM): Westbound I-70 is open, through Glenwood Canyon. Please do not forget that officials will close the interstate in both directions if the weather forecast deems it necessary for safety. Please, Drive Carefully. Update (6/28 3:00 PM): Eastbound I-70 is open. Westbound remains closed. Update (6/28 9:00 AM): Interstate 70 remains closed … Read more

I-70 Closed Due to Mudslide

Here’s what we know about the closure of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon: 10:30 PM Update: Both directions of I-70 are now open through Glenwood Canyon. 6:30PM Update: Eastbound I-70 is now open to local traffic at Mile 109. Eastbound traffic is still being diverted at West Rifle (exit 87). I-70 is closed eastbound at Canyon … Read more

Attempted Child Abduction Thursday Night in Rifle

A family pet may have helped save a child from being abducted in Rifle last night. According to the Rifle Police Department, the child was walking a dog near Lion’s Pond when a male grabbed them by the arm. The dog bit the man’s hand, and the suspect left the area after being confronted by … Read more

Governor Polis Signs Bill to Address Highway Infrastructure

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law an ambitious transportation funding bill that addresses Colorado’s long-neglected highway infrastructure while promoting programs to wean residents from their gas-guzzling vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Polis signed the bill Thursday during a ceremony shaded by an Interstate 70 overpass in the unincorporated … Read more

Local Representative Was One of Twenty-One to Vote Against Recent Legislation

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was one of 21 members of Congress to vote against legislation this week to honor police officers who defended the Capitol during and after the Jan. 6 insurrection. The first-term Republican congresswoman argues that the Democratic-introduced bill is politically motivated.  Boebert objected to the bill … Read more

Record Heat Blasts Western States

PHOENIX (AP) – Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits. Record daily highs have been seen this week in parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and Utah … Read more