Basalt–The Basalt Town Council voted to impose a 20-cent fee for paper and plastic grocery bags at yesterday’s meeting. Officials in Aspen and Carbondale will take up the issue next month. Glenwood Springs–The Roaring Fork Re-1 school board may discuss the school resource officer program in the district. The S-R-O program has come under fire … Read more


WASHINGTON (AP) – As many as 14 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes – a death toll that would make the outbreak the deadliest in more than a decade. The Centers for Disease Control said last week that 55 illnesses and eight deaths were linked to the outbreak. Since then, … Read more

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Carbondale–The immigrant rights group accusing Carbondale police officer and school resource officer Alvaro Agon of racial profiling on campus isn’t backing down despite threats of a lawsuit from his attorney. Officials with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition are now calling for a community forum with the police department to discuss issues. Glenwood Springs–Garfield County will … Read more


ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A Woody Creek taxi driver is facing contempt of court charges for continuing to offer rides for tips. Phil Sullivan is scheduled to appear in court Friday to explain why he ignored a judge’s order to stop offering rides. Sullivan was nabbed by a sting operation by the Colorado Public Utilities … Read more


Carbondale–Accusations of racial profiling are being hurled at a Carbondale school resource officer. Two Latino advocacy groups say Officer Alvaro Agon has been going after students who’s parents are suspected of being illegal immigrants. The Carbondale Police Department issued a statement standing by it’s track record and school resource officer program. Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County … Read more


Carbondale–A fire broke out this morning at the Roaring Fork Valley Co-Op building in Carbondale. Firefighting crews from Carbondale and Basalt arrived within seven minutes and were able to knock down the blaze in the garage. Officials says no one was hurt but the building did sustain quite a bit of smoke damage. The cause … Read more


Denver–Unemployment in Colorado is still very high. The jobless rate for the month of August held steady at 8.5 percent. The industries that suffered the most losses were in travel and leisure. The construction industry saw modest gains. Aspen/Glenwood Springs–A group of Pitkin County landowners are suing the city of Aspen in an attempt to … Read more