• Pine Gulch No Longer Largest in State History
    FORT COLLINS—The Cameron Peak Fire is now the largest wildfire in Colorado history. It has now burned almost 170 thousand acres. Officials say dry, gusty winds up to 50 miles per hour fanned the flames that have destroyed hundreds of mountain cabins east of Rocky Mountain National Park. The fire that has been burning since ...
  • Grizzly Creek Fire Still Burning
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Grizzly Creek Fire still isn’t out and in fact, it has been flaring up lately. In the last couple of days, the fire has grown by about 35 acres in the Upper Grizzly Creek Drainage. It has the attention of nearly a dozen firefighters including a Type-1 and Type-3 helicopter.  The total acreage ...
  • Drought, Fire Danger
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A color-coded map illustrating Colorado’s current drought conditions is almost completely red. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 76 percent of the state is experiencing both “Extreme” and “Exceptional” drought, the two highest levels of drought. Fire danger remains high because of consistently warm, dry days and gusty winds. To keep up valley streams ...
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  • New Health Insurance Options for Region
    CARBONDALE—Affordable health care is a hot topic among candidates this election year, but a solution may have been found without politics right here on the western slope. A regional group of local businesses, doctors and hospitals came together to form the Valley Health Alliance to give people from Aspen to Parachute new and more affordable ...
  • Three Candidates Vying for Glenwood Springs Ward 2 Seat
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Rick Vorhees’ Ward 2 seat on the Glenwood Springs City Council has attracted three candidates so far. Retired contractor and former planning and zoning commission member Ray Schmahl has lived in Glenwood Springs for 36 years. 43 year old Ingrid Wussow is a realtor and once owned a bakery. The third candidate owns and ...
  • Riverside Middle School Students & Staff Quarantined
    NEW CASTLE—At least 56 students and five staff members at Riverside Middle School in New Castle will have to quarantine for the next two weeks. On Tuesday, the Garfield Re-2, School District was informed about someone testing positive for COVID-19. Officials with the district say all students and staff members will begin distance learning right ...
  • According To US officials: Climate Change Not a Threat to Rare Wolverine
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine. The move comes after government biologists determined the rare and elusive predator is not as threatened by climate change as once thought. A prior attempt to withdraw proposed protections was blocked by a judge in Montana who pointed to evidence ...
  • Dry Weather in Colorado Causes an Increase in Total Area in Exceptional Drought
    DENVER (AP) – The summer drought that lingered throughout Colorado has become worse. The U.S. Drought Monitor says the entire state is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions and nearly 17% of the land area is in exceptional drought, the most extreme category. Conditions have deteriorated over the past year due to drier conditions, warmer temperatures ...
  • Colorado Health Insurance Costs Expected To Fall On Average
    DENVER (AP) – Filings with the Colorado Division of Insurance indicate the monthly cost of health insurance bought through the state’s exchange is expected to drop an average of 1.4% next year. Officials say a lot depends on where someone lives.  For example, residents in some counties on the Eastern Plains will see 12% increases ...