• Glenwood Girl Conquers El Capitan Yosemite, CA—For 10 year old Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs, anything is possible now. Selah, along with her dad Mike and a family friend, conquered one of the world’s most challenging climbs; Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan. Not only is she in the record book as the youngest person to ever reach the ...
  • Identity of Harvey Gap Drowning Victim Released Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, released the name of the man who drown in Harvey Gap Thursday. Glassmire says 37-year-old Justin Yenter of Silt was not wearing a personal flotation device when he was knocked overboard into the water by a sudden gust of wind Thursday afternoon. Results of toxicology tests will be used to determine whether ...
  • Colorado State Trooper Hit and Killed at Accident Scene DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado state trooper has died after being struck by a car while on the scene of an accident on Interstate 70. The Colorado state Patrol says 37-year-old Trooper William Moden was outside of his patrol car assisting with a serious injury crash when he was hit by another vehicle that ...
  • Area Veteran to be Honored with ESPY Award Glenwood Springs—She’s climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, she came within 200 meters of the summit of Mount Everest last month, she’s a world class snowboarder and she has one leg.  Sergeant Kirstie Ennis, a medically retired Marine Corps veteran lost her left leg above the knee in a helicopter crash over the Helmand Province in Afghanistan seven ...
  • Man’s Body Recovered at Harvey Gap Silt—The body of a middle-aged man was recovered from Harvey Gap just after midnight after apparently drowning. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, an emergency call went out around 7 o’clock last night.  Garfield County Search and Rescue responded to the call and was assisted by a Care Flight helicopter that flew ...
  • Forest Service Rescinds Chainsaw Use in Two Colorado Wilderness Areas DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has canceled a decision to use chain saws to clear trees killed by bark beetles in two wilderness areas in southwestern Colorado. Rocky Mountain Regional Forester Brian Ferebee announced the decision in a letter to forest supervisors Monday, citing reports of avalanches blocking trails in the Weminuche and ...
  • Study: Recreational Marijuana Leads to Fewer Medical Options PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Associated Press analysis has found existing medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults. In the most extreme case, the AP found the number of medical cardholders in Oregon dropped nearly two-thirds. Alaska’s registry dropped by 63%, followed by Nevada with nearly 40% and Colorado ...
  • State, Conservation Groups Asking for Delay of Federal Leases DENVER (AP) – State officials and conservationists want action delayed on new federal oil and gas leases proposed in Colorado. The BLM is taking public comments until 4 p.m. Wednesday on leases covering 123 square miles in eight counties. The 83 parcels are set to be offered in a September sale. Officials say many of ...
  • Interior Secretary Looking at Necessity of BLM Jobs, Location of Headquarters VAIL— (AP) – Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he’s looking at every job in the Bureau of Land Management to determine if the role is essential and if it should be based in Washington D.C. The Rifle native said at the Western Governors’ Association conference, once those questions are answered, he will decide whether to ...
  • Garth Brooks Concert Expected to Set Mile High Attendance Record DENVER (AP) – With over 80,000 people expected to attend Garth Brooks’ concert in Denver on Saturday, city officials are warning people to avoid driving to the show and having friends in “tow” places. Paid parking at the stadium is expected to be sold out before the performance by the country star known for hits such ...