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

Air Force Reserve Training at the Garfield County Airport

Military aircraft will be flying in and out of the Rifle Garfield county airport starting this Sunday. About 50 ground crew will spend four days at the airport for special Air Force Reserve training.  Airport manager Brian Condie says the training will be on the ground and they’ll be using a concrete ramp. “It’s not … Read more

Glenwood Canyon Opens Early Friday Morning

After being closed for a little more then 36 hours, Glenwood Canyon opened this morning at 5:18AM. Crews did have to clear some small slides after a Thursday full of rain, but no major slides or damage occoured. CDOT reminds every one that the canyon can still be closed for safety concerns when need.  Please … Read more

Hanging Lake Trail Closed Through 2022

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – There isn’t much left of the Hanging Lake Trail. White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams delivered the sad news this morning. Fitzwilliams says the for the foreseeable future that likely means the public won’t have access to Hanging Lake until 2023. He says the mudslide and debris flow of July 29th … Read more

Interstate Opens Ahead of Schedule

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon opened this morning around 7:15, ahead of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s estimate of “no later than Saturday afternoon.” C-DOT officials told reporters yesterday that all lanes of I-70 will be open through the canyon, except for a construction zone around mile 123.5, where there will be only one lane of … Read more

South Park Creators Reach Agreement to Purchase Casa Bonita

DENVER (AP) – The creators of the irreverent animated television series “South Park” are buying Casa Bonita, a quirky restaurant in suburban Denver that was featured on the show. Matt Stone and Trey Parker said Friday they had come to an agreement with the current owners of the restaurant, which closed to diners in March … Read more

Glenwood Canyon Will Partially Re-Open on Saturday

The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that Glenwood Canyon will partially re-open sometime on Saturday, August 14th. Thanks to the hard work of CDOT crews, the canyon should be partially open with one lane in each direction. Cleanup operations will continue through Saturday and beyond as long as weather allows.  Crews will be concentrating … Read more