• Roaring Fork School Board to Discuss Return to In-Person Learning Tonight
    The Roaring Fork School Board will discuss the timeline for bringing students back to the classroom at a special meeting tonight at 5:30. The public is welcome to attend virtually. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cMdhw493jM0ISXj3UKneF5hSuJ3_3IozC49pA1n4YCw/ Parents wishing to participate can do so on Google Meet: meet.google.com/fpd-xveg-hha or by phone: (260)296-0105‬ PIN: ‪368 ...
  • COVID Case at Riverside Middle School
    NEW CASTLE—At least 66 students and five teachers at Riverside Middle School in New Castle will be spending the next two weeks at home after someone tested positive for COVID-19. According to reports from the Garfield RE-2 District Office, officials were alerted about the situation late last night.  As a result, Riverside Middle School has ...
  • Grizzly Creek Fire Update: Coffee Pot Road Set to Reopen
    Glenwood Springs—Coffee Pot Road will finally reopen to the public tomorrow (Saturday, September 12th) after being closed for over a month by the Grizzly Creek Fire.  Officials with the Bureau of Land Management and the White River National Forest say the recent rain and snow helped reduce fire activity in the area and decided it ...
  • Park Ranger Dies
    FORT COLLINS (AP) – Authorities say a park ranger is dead after going missing on a reservoir near Fort Collins following what they called a “strong wind event.” The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says the ranger was on boat patrol Thursday night on Horsetooth Reservoir and his boat was found empty after the wind. Local and ...
  • Federal Government Plans Massive Wild Horse Round-Up
    RENO, Nev. (AP) – The  Bureau of Land Management has approved construction of three corrals to hold more than 8,000 wild horses captured on federal rangeland. The pens are the next step in plans announced last year by the administration of President Donald Trump to speed up the capture of 130,000 wild horses over 10 ...
  • Pine Gulch Fire Update
    DEBEQUE—Colorado’s second largest fire in state history is now 17% contained. The three week old, 125,000 acre, lightning-ignited wildfire started in Mesa County but has now blackened over 35,000 acres of private land in Garfield County. Officials say fire growth was minimal overnight with very little rain. Incident commanders say each day and evening brings ...
  • C-DOT Optimistic About Reopening I-70
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—“It will be days,not weeks when I-70 reopens in Glenwood Canyon.”  So says Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshanna Lew.  She says because of the weather and unpredictable fire behavior, it’s impossible to give a specific date. She says C-DOT is in constant communication with fire officials as well as engineers and geologists ...
  • Grizzly Creek Fire Day 12
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Crews battling the Grizzly Creek Fire are making progress. The size of the fire now stands at roughly 30,000 acres with containment increasing from 4 to 11%. Operations Chief Jeff Surber says that number should continue to rise based on the work done by bulldozers and other crews working on the northern flank toward ...
  • Grizzly Creek Fire Evacuations
    This list was last updated on August 24, 2020. Further updates will be given in separate posts. Aspen Meadows Bair Ranch Buck Point Drive Coffee Pot Road Upper Colorado River Road Pre-evacuation: Coulter Creek High Aspen Ranch Homestead Estates Lookout Mountain Spring Valley Ranch Two Rivers Estates
  • List of Roads Closed Due to Grizzly Creek Fire
    This list was last updated on August 24, 2020. Further updates on major roads will be given in separate posts. Even if a road is not listed as closed, it may be closed to all but local traffic. Drivers are urged to use common sense and obey all signage when traveling on any road. Other roads near ...