• News, February 15th GUN CONTROL AT STATE CAPITOL Denver–It’s a gun-control battle at the State Capitol. Lawmakers are hunkered down for what is expected to be an emotionally-charged debate over firearms and 2nd Amendment rights. Several gun control bills are being discussed and voted on dealing with a wide range of topics including background checks for gun ...
  • News, February 14th CARBONDALE OFFICIALLY OPPOSED TO THOMPSON DIVIDE DRILLING Carbondale–You can officially add the town of Carbondale to the growing list of opponents of drilling in the Thompson Divide area. Town trustees agreed this week to send a letter to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission that says drilling in the Divide outside of town should ...
  • News, February 13th SLURRY BOMBERS IN SHORT SUPPLY FOR WILDFIRES Undated–Attacking wildfires from the air this summer is going to be hindered because of government red tape. According to Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall, replacement air tankers may not be available due to budget disputes tying up federal funds. He says firefighting crews will probably have to get ...
  • News, February 12th GUN CONTROL DENVER (AP) – New ammunition limits and more background checks on firearm purchases will be under consideration as Colorado Democrats start pushing gun control legislation. The House Judiciary committee is expected to take its first votes on the bills today. One would make it a crime to have or sell large-capacity gun magazines. ...
  • News, February 11th STATE SUPREME COURT RULES ON ENTRANCE TO ASPEN Denver–The state-designed entrance to Aspen cannot be challenged by voters according to a ruling handed down this morning by the Colorado Supreme Court. The justices ruled that a 2007 petition asking voters about C-DOT’s plans was out of line because the design was chosen by administrators and therefore ...
  • News, February 7th ACCESS CONTROL PLAN, MAJOR DEVELOPMENT ON COUNCIL AGENDA Glenwood Springs–The Highway 82 Access Control Plan from 21st street to the city limits is being discussed by the Glenwod Springs City Council tonight. No decisions will be made but several issues will be addressed during the worksession. The council is also expected to make a ...
  • News, February 6th CONCERNED CITIZENS DISCUSS THOMPSON DIVIDE DRILLING Glenwood Springs–A standing-room-only crowd jammed into the Garfield County Commissioner’s hearing room yesterday to voice concerns over possible drilling activity on the Thompson Divide. SG Interests of Houston, Texas has applied for two drilling permits in the divide area of Garfield County. The overwhelming sentiment from citizens ...
  • News, February 5th COLORADO GUN CONTROL LAWS ON THE TABLE DENVER (AP) – Colorado Democrats have proposed a slate of gun-control measures – but they won’t be suggesting a full ban on assault weapons. The package calls for universal background checks for gun purchases, plus a new ban on high-capacity magazines. Democrats stopped short of suggesting a ...
  • News, February 4th GARFIELD COUNTY FORECLOSURES Glenwood Springs–Home foreclosures in Garfield County are on the decline. According to county treasurer Georgia Chamberlain, foreclosures climbed in 2010 and ’11 from 604 to 711 and then dropped last year by about 200. She is hopeful that the worst of the housing market decline in Garfield County is in the past. WESTERN ...
  • News, February 1st ENERGY COMPANY EYES THOMPSON DIVIDE PERMITS Carbondale–A Texas-based oil and gas company is once again going after parcels in the Thompson Divide area. SG Interests of Houston has applied for two drilling permits, one in Garfield County and the other in Pitkin County. The grassroots conservation group, The Thompson Divide Coalition is against drilling ...