• RE-1 Students Return to “Class” April 20 GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Students in the Roaring Fork RE-1 School District will not return to an actual classroom but they will resume their studies in two weeks. Monday, April 20th, students will begin so-called “distance learning.” Teachers and faculty members launched the “Ramp Up to Distance Learning” phase this week to make sure all students had the ...
  • Garfield RE-2 Students Report Monday RIFLE—Students in the Garfield RE-2 School District report back to school on Monday, April 6th. Every student will join their teachers through Google Classroom. Teachers have been preparing lesson plans for the remainder of the school year and students have been issued their Chromebooks to gain access. Students have been instructed to check their e-mail ...
  • Tipton Supports Resolution Condemning Chinese Government WASHINGTON, D.C.—Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton believes the Communist Chinese government deliberately lied about the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak. He’s co-sponsoring a resolution holding China accountable for the pandemic. Tipton says the White House confirmed a report that China provided faulty Coronavirus data to the World Health Organization. Tipton says the loss of life ...
  • Rifle Council Approves Reduced Amount for Traveler Service RIFLE—Take it or leave it.  The Rifle City Council is telling the Traveler to accept less money this year, come up with a better plan or scrap the service altogether. The proposed intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for the senior transportation service called for a $133,000.00 contribution. That’s a $15,000.00 increase over last year and $33,000.00 over ...
  • Rescued Animals from Tiger King now Live in Keenesburg KEENESBURG, Colo. (AP) – The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, has for several years been home to dozens of animals rescued from the roadside zoo in rural Oklahoma featured in the newly released Netflix documentary, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Thirty-nine tigers and three black bears from Joe Exotic’s G.W. Zoo were brought ...
  • Local Hospitals Release COVID-19 Data Local hospitals released some numbers related to COVID-19. Valley View Hospital reports 175 tests conducted so far, 22 have come back positive, 2 are still pending. Eleven individuals have been admitted to the hospital. The numbers aren’t too alarming coming out of Grand River Health in Rifle. So far 137 COVID-19 tests have been done with ...
  • Volunteers Needed in Carbondale The Town of Carbondale is looking for volunteers to help senior citizens at this time of crisis. The recently formed Carbondale emergency task force is on a mission to recruit volunteers for a wide range of important functions. They need runners who can perform errands and deliver things like groceries and medicine. “Care callers” are ...
  • State Patrol Offers Advice on How to Spot a Police Impersonator DENVER (AP) – Some Colorado law enforcement agencies have reported an increase in police impersonators pulling over drivers since the governor ordered residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Police in Aurora, Greeley and Erie have been in contact about similar police impersonator cases. Democratic Governor Jared Polis issued the ...
  • First Garfield County COVID-19 Death Garfield County officials are reporting the first death from COVID-19. A press release indicates the woman, in her 70’s, had significant other health issues. No other information about the woman’s death was released.
  • Second COVID-19 Victim Found in Aspen Pitkin County Authorities have confirmed a second death from the COVID-19 virus. According to a press release from the Pitkin County Incident Management Team, 55-year-old Pauli Laukkanen actually died Sunday, but was not found until Tuesday when Aspen Police were called to conduct a welfare check. Pitkin County Coroner, Dr. Steven Ayers says Laukkanen had complained ...