• Another COVID Death in Garfield County
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—COVID-19 has claimed it’s third victim in Garfield County. According to the health department, a man in his early 70’s died earlier this week. The man’s wife also tested positive for the virus and is in quarantine. Health Director Yvonne Long says this most recent death is a reminder that COVID-19 is still spreading ...
  • Glenwood Springs City Council Extends Mask Ordinance
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ mask ordinance has been extended…again. Last night, the city council unanimously agreed to extend the facial covering mandate until August. Councilman Charlie Willman made the motion. He’s convinced masks will make a difference to limit the spread of COVID-19 based on recent medical research. Councilman Rick Vorhees says a mask ordinance can ...
  • Carbondale Man Arrested for Child Porn
    CARBONDALE—A longtime Roaring Fork Valley man has been busted for child pornography. According to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, 69 year old Peter O’Grady of Carbondale was taken into custody Tuesday after deputies executed a search warrant of his home on Mountain View Road. Authorities recovered large amounts of on line child porn along with ...
  • Roaring Fork Watershed Report
    BASALT—“Dismal.” That’s the word local experts are using to describe the valley’s river and stream flows. According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the flows across the watershed range from 25 to 45 percent of normal for this time of year. The Colorado River at Glenwood Springs should be running around 8 ...
  • Garfield County Must Remain in “Safer at Home” as COVID Cases Spike
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County is being ordered to stay “Safer at Home.” The county’s hope to move to the less restrictive “Protect our Neighbors” phase of reopening has been dashed by the shocking resurgence of COVID-19 cases.  Sara Brainard with the Garfield County Public Health Department says 41 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported ...
  • Brush Fire Snarls Morning Traffic Into Glenwood
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A rapidly-spreading, wind-whipped brush fire near Canyon Creek that brought eastbound I-70 traffic to a crawl this morning was human caused. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the call went out at 7:32 to a brush fire on the south side of I-70 near mile marker 109.  No one was hurt, ...
  • Toppling of Controversial Capitol Statue Under Investigation
    DENVER (AP) – Police in Denver are investigating the toppling of a statue outside the Capitol that recognized a Union cavalry regiment that fought Confederate forces. The statue also acknowledged soldiers’ role in an 1864 massacre of Native Americans. The incident comes as protesters across the nation have defaced and torn down statues of historic ...
  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Garfield County
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—At one minute past midnight, Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect in unincorporated Garfield County. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with fire officials throughout the valley decided the fire danger is worsening  by the day. 15 red flag warnings have been issued to date by the National Weather Service which is ...
  • Drought Conditions Worsen in the Roaring Fork Valley
    BASALT—Most of Colorado is now in a “flash drought.”  According to the Colorado Climate Center, high, hot winds coupled with low humidity creates conditions that are worse than a regular drought due to excessive moisture loss from the ground. To make matters worse, river and stream flows in the Roaring Fork Watershed continue to plummet ...
  • Colorado Jobless Claims Fall
    DENVER—Unemployment claims fell below 10,000 for the first time in three months.  According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, 9,882 regular claims were filed for the week ending June 20th. State officials say the drop is likely due to more people reentering the workforce as health regulations ease. The year-to-date numbers are still ...