• Keystone Deaths attributed to Heart Problems Summit County—(AP) – Authorities say two men who died just days apart while skiing at Keystone Resort both suffered a heart-related problem. The Summit County coroner’s office released the causes of the deaths Thursday but didn’t provide specifics.  53-year-old Daniel Mares of Arvada died Dec. 22 and 66-year-old Durwood Marshall of Silverthorne died Christmas Day.
  • Teller County Man Charged with Fiance’s Murder Officials say that a missing Colorado woman was probably killed at her home but have declined to speculate on where her body might be.  Woodland Park police Chief Miles de Young told reporters Friday that that investigators believe 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth was killed at her home. Her fiance Patrick Frazee was arrested Friday morning at his ...
  • Legal Battle Over Southern Colorado Ranch DENVER (AP) – A decades-old legal fight over access to a historic southern Colorado ranch may soon reach a conclusion. William Harrison, owner of the San Luis Valley ranch, said Tuesday he is ending his legal efforts to restrict access by heirs of an 1844 Mexican land grant on which the ranch sits.
  • Oil and Gas Buffer Zone Expanded DENVER (AP) – Colorado oil and gas regulators have expanded the mandatory buffer zone between new wells and school property. The state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to require that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from any outdoor area or building that schools and day care centers use. The old rules ...
  • Three People Wounded in Drive by Shooting on Wednesday COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Police say three people were wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a Colorado Springs mall Tuesday. Police initially said two people had been shot but police discovered there was a third victim, a juvenile, after he went to the hospital for treatment early Wednesday before being released. Police are still ...
  • Local Philanthropist Dies Carbondale—There may not be a venue large enough in the Roaring Fork Valley to hold a memorial service for Jim Calaway.  The man, whose familiar name can be found on many buildings and institutions around the valley died Wednesday at his home in Carbondale. His wife Connie was at his side.  The humble, unassuming Texas ...
  • Officer Involved Shooting in Rangley Rangely—A suspected car thief was shot and killed by law enforcement officers last night in Rangely.  According to reports from the 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team, officers with the Rangely Police Department and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the report of a stolen vehicle in town.  When the officers and deputies spotted ...
  • West Rifle Standoff Update Rifle—The standoff between a man and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office All Hazards Response Team that shut down I-70 between West Rifle and Rulison for over three hours actually involved three other men.  According to the latest reports, the man who ended up going to jail, 38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid and another man, ...
  • Garfield County is Searching for a New County Fair Coordinator Rifle—Garfield County is looking for a new Events Coordinator for the annual summer fair. After four very successful years at the helm, Doreen Herriott resigned recently to pursue another career opportunity. Assistant County Manager Fred Jarman says they’re not wasting any time trying to find her replacement.  He says a number of qualified candidates has ...
  • The Suspect Arrested in Tuesday’s Standoff, Facing Attempted 1st Degree Murder Charge Rifle—The man involved in Tuesday’s three and a half hour stand off with the county swat team near Rulison is being charged with attempted first degree murder and second degree assault.  38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid was booked into the Garfield County Jail yesterday after finally surrendering to authorities on Webster Hill between West ...