• 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 ...
  • Online Participation Up & Running for Oil & Gas Rule-making Denver—If you have something to say about the new ruled being put together for Colorado’s oil and gas industry, you don’t have to travel across the state to be part of the conversation.  The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is encouraging citizens to get involved through an online portal. Simply go to the COGCC ...
  • Glenwood Springs City Council Votes to Open 7th Street Glenwood Springs—Restaurant row will be opened to traffic. After a lengthy discussion and debate and several citizens weighing in, the Glenwood Springs city council decided to open the new and aesthetically pleasing 7th Street.  The 4 to 3 council  vote went against the recommendation of city engineer Teri Partch to keep the street closed to ...
  • Rifle Election Ballots Trickling In Rifle—The city of Rifle has a big election coming up next Tuesday but you wouldn’t know it judging by the number of ballots that have been returned. City Clerk Kristy Christensen says her office sent out over 4,700 ballots but so far only 10 percent have been mailed back.  Christensen is concerned because people may ...
  • Judge Pleads Guilty to DWAI Charge GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – A Colorado state judge who was charged with driving under the influence could avoid jail time after pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Mesa County District Judge Lance Timbreza pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving while ability impaired. A visiting judge, Jonathan Pototsky of Rifle who was appointed by the state Supreme ...
  • The 150th State Fair Ends with Record Attendance PUEBLO (AP) – Despite record high temperatures, attendance increased at the Colorado State Fair this year. Fair General Manager Scott Stoller says the fair held in Pueblo recorded 466,380 visitors, which is up by 21,904 people from a year ago. The 150th fair came to an end Monday when the thermometer hit a record 102 ...
  • Adams County Enacts Oil & Gas Rules DENVER (AP) – Adams County has enacted its own rules for oil and gas drilling, taking advantage of a new law that lets local governments impose tougher regulations than the state.   Adams County commissioners approved the rules Tuesday, including a requirement that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from homes. That’s double the state ...
  • One Democratic Senate Candidate Drops Out DENVER (AP) – A leading candidate in the crowded Colorado Senate Democratic primary is ending his campaign. Former state Sen. Mike Johnston becomes the first casualty of former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s late entry into the race. Hickenlooper last month dropped his presidential bid and instead announced he wanted to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. ...