• New Castle Sex Offender Charged with Misdemeanor
    NEW CASTLE—The registered sex offender who’s known for soaking in nude at the “hot pots’ in South Canyon is facing one felony and three misdemeanor charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl.  The class 4 felony against 60 year old Kenneth Hartley of New Castle is for offering her marijuana, (contributing to ...
  • Another Legal Victory for Garfield County in County Road 200 Case
    DEBEQUE—The owners of the High Lonesome Ranch have run out of legal ammunition in the drawn out battle with Garfield County over public access to County Road 200. Attorney Tari Williams says once again, the courts have ruled in favor of Garfield County.  Williams says the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed that the ...
  • COVID Shots Delayed by Weather
    Glenwood Springs/Rifle—If you were scheduled to receive your second COVID-19 vaccination today, you’ll have to wait until next week.  Shipments of the second dose have been delayed by the nasty weather that has practically paralyzed the mid and southwest United States. Valley View Hospital has automatically rescheduled second doses for Wednesday, February 24th at the ...
  • Avalanche Kills Backcountry Skier in East Vail Chutes
    VAIL—An avalanche has claimed another life with ties once again to grief-stricken Eagle County.  Thursday around noon, a Vail man was buried in an avalanche while skiing at the East Vail Chutes outside the boundaries of Vail Mountain.  According to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, the Vail Ski Patrol and members of Vail Mountain Rescue ...
  • Garfield County Moving to the Less Restrictive Level Yellow
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County bars and restaurants may want to raise a glass of cheer tomorrow as the COVID-19 dial moves to yellow. Today, the good news was handed down from Governor Jared Polis and the state health department that Garfield and several other counties have seen significant drops in the COVID incidence rate that warrants ...
  • New Transfer Trail Signs Installed
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Anyone using Transfer Trail in West Glenwood Springs will be greeted by two large signs explaining the negative impacts of expanded mining operations. The signs were installed earlier this week at the lower Transfer Trail parking lot on a city right-of-way courtesy of the city council. The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance with nearly 3,000 ...
  • Pitkin County Discovers Possible COVID Variant in Two People
    ASPEN—Two Pitkin County residents may have been infected with the more contagious COVID-19 variant. County health officials were notified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s state lab that early test results indicate they contracted a “variant of concern.”  Additional testing is taking place to confirm the results. County officials are working with ...
  • Garfield County Plans Economic Impact Study of State Oil & Gas Regulations
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The long term economic impacts of Colorado’s new and tougher oil and gas regulations are unknown. That’s why Garfield County is launching a study to learn more.  County Oil and Gas Liaison Kirby Wynn will oversee the study with the help of a team of economists. The new regulations, under the mandate of Senate ...
  • Eagle County Men Mourned
    EAGLE—Seth Bossung, Andy Jessen and Adam Palmer were loved and respected in Eagle County. The men died in a massive avalanche Monday while skiing in the backcountry near Silverton. Their bodies were recovered yesterday under more than 20 feet of snow and debris. A fourth person was caught in the avalanche but other members of ...
  • Colorado Mountain College Raising Tuition
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Tuition at Colorado Mountain College is going up in the fall. The CMC Board of Trustees unanimously approved an increase of five dollars per credit hour for the 2021-22 school year. The only exception is non-resident students who will pay the same tuition. Next school year, in-district students will pay 90 dollars per credit ...

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