• The 27th Street Bridge will not be Open by Monday Morning During the removal of the concrete slabs on the existing 27th Street Bridge deck, crews encountered unexpected structural elements that require additional time to safely remove. The temporary closure of the bridge, the 27th Street & S. Grand Ave. intersection, the Atkinson Trail and the Roaring Fork River will remain in place longer then the anticipated ...
  • Colorado Man Imprisoned for Sexual Assault In Nebraska GERING, Neb. (AP) – A Colorado resident has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting one of his art students in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County District Court records say 45-year-old Steven Barraza, of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison. The court records say a woman told authorities she and Barraza ...
  • The Lesser Prairie Chicken Might Become a Protected Species DALLAS (AP) – A federal judge has approved an agreement that will require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a recommendation by May 2021 whether the lesser prairie chicken should be federally protected as a threatened or endangered species. The agreement was reached Thursday between the federal agency and three conservations groups: the ...
  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Tampering with a Corpse GUNNISON (AP) – A Colorado woman has pleaded guilty to tampering with a corpse after her brother’s remains were buried with goat heads while the family disputes over a $3 million ranch. Stephanie Jackson was one of three arrested in the family on suspicion of shooting and killing 29-year-old Jacob Millison in 2015 as part ...
  • State Senate Recall Efforts End DENVER (AP) – An effort to recall two state senators has ended after backers informed the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that they will not be turning in the signatures they collected to force special elections to remove the pair. The recall effort involved Democrat Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood. ...
  • Rifle Election Results Rifle—Two incumbents and one familiar newcomer were the top vote-getters in yesterday’s Rifle City Council elections.  Incumbent Joe Elliot captured nearly 48 percent of the vote with 388.  Ed Green won re-election with 368 votes while Rifle-Garfield County Airport Manager Brian Condie came in third with 341 votes. All three will serve four-year terms. Incumbent ...
  • Burnout Operations Underway at Hunt Fire Meeker—Rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters slow down the growth of the Hunt Fire north of the Roan Plateau.  The fire, started by lightning on September 5th, has burned almost 2,600 acres in thick brush on ridges and valleys 26 miles southwest of Meeker. While Crews with the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit allow ...
  • House Committee Hearing on the Bureau of Land Management Move to Grand Junction DENVER (AP) – Congressional Democrats questioned Trump administration officials on the plan to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management from Washington, D.C. to Grand Junction. The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing in nation’s capitol today. The administration says moving the BLM to the west will lead to better decisions because ...
  • Power Outage in Carbondale & South Glenwood Springs 7:30PM Update:  According to Xcel all customers should have their power back. 6:00PM Update:  There are still a few Xcel customers without power in Carbondale and South Glenwood Springs.  According to Xcel, power could be back on shortly for a few, and crew continue to work on the rest. 4:00PM Update:  Power was briefly restored, there are ...
  • Rifle Supports Glenwood Springs’ Battle Against Strip Mine Rifle—The city of Rifle has Glenwood’s back.  With a unanimous vote, the Rifle City Council passed a resolution to support Glenwood Springs in it’s fight to prevent an expansion of the limestone quarry.  Rifle City Attorney Jim Neu lives in Glenwood Springs and instead of composing a run-of-the-mill resolution, he put in some additional language ...