• Colorado Unemployment Drops Denver—More Coloradoans were collecting paychecks last month. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment the unemployment rate one-tenth of a percentage point from June to July to 2.9 percent.  Over nine thousand people found jobs while the number of people in the unemployment line dropped by 36-hundred.  Most job gains were reported in ...
  • Western Colorado Fire Danger Increasing Grand Junction—The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of Western Colorado due to low humidity, dry fuels and gusty winds.  The warning is in effect from 8 o’clock tonight until tomorrow night for areas below 75-hundred feet in elevation and includes southeast Utah. Controlled burns are discouraged.
  • Glenwood Springs Urging BLM to Investigate Quarry Operator Glenwood Springs—Officials with the city of Glenwood Springs are expressing their disappointment with the Bureau of Land Management’s apparent laissez-faire treatment of a controversial quarry mine expansion. In a letter to the BLM, the city says the latest Plan of Operations submitted by Rocky Mountain Resources for a 5,000% expansion of the Transfer Trail Mine ...
  • West Slope Water Released at Headwaters to Help Fish Hot Sulphur Springs—Conditions at the headwaters of the Colorado River were starting to get low and way too warm, which spelled trouble for trout. That’s why the Colorado River District coordinated water releases with local governments and federal agencies to cool things down. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation and the ...
  • Upcoming Webinar on Sealing Criminal Records Glenwood Springs—Even if you’ve paid your debt to society, a criminal record can be a big obstacle to getting a job, renting an apartment of gaining admission into college.  Under a new law signed this year by Governor Jared Polis, you can have your criminal record sealed.  Later this month, the Northwest and Rural Resort ...
  • Mountain Family Health Receives Award to Fight Opiods Glenwood Springs—The Mountain Family Center in Glenwood Springs was awarded $167,000 to help fight the growing opioid crisis. Mountain Family was one of 19 health centers in Colorado to get a piece of the 3.1 million dollar award from the Department of Health and Human Services. The health centers will use the funds to increase ...
  • Coroner Releases Identity of Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire has confirmed that the person shot by Rifle Police has died. In a press release, Glassmeyer says 57-year-old Rifle resident Allan George died at Grand River Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. The 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team has taken over the investigation of last night’s shooting. A press ...
  • Officer-Involved Shooting in Rifle The Rifle Police department says a suspect was shot following a traffic stop this evening on Highway 13 between the Interstate 70 interchange and Whiteriver avenue. According to a press release from the Rifle Police Department, a weapon not belonging to the two officers involved in the shooting was found at the scene. The suspect was taken ...
  • Flooding Reported Near the Lake Christine Burn Area 8/5/2019 6:00AM UPDATE: While cleanup continues, no injuries have been reported as a result of last night’s flooding. Approximately 30 homes were evacuated last night, with an evacuation center set up at the Eagle County 0020 Eagle County Drive near Crown Mountain Park. Officials say there was no loss of property, but there is mud ...
  • Terry Wilson Announces Retirement You can officially call him a “short-timer.” The man who proudly wore a big, yellow, foam cowboy hat while directing traffic during the chaotic Grand Avenue Bridge construction project is calling it a career. Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson is retiring. The physically imposing but affable and good-natured graduate of Glenwood Springs High School ...