• Flight Diverted Due to Passenger’s Fear Over Coronavirus DENVER (AP) – Passengers’ fears over the possible spread of the coronavirus appear to be the cause of a plane’s unscheduled landing. Officials say a group of people became disruptive because a neighboring passenger was coughing and sneezing on Sunday’s flight from Eagle County to Newark International Airport in New Jersey. The United Airlines plane ...
  • Colorado will Require Insurance to Fully Cover Testing DENVER (AP) – Colorado will soon require the health insurance insurers it regulates to fully cover testing, under certain conditions, for the new coronavirus. The Division of Insurance is ordering insurers to waive copays, deductibles and coinsurance payments for covered persons seeking testing for the virus. The waivers apply only to patients who have been ...
  • Governor Polis Declares a State of Emergency DENVER (AP) – Gov. Jared Polis has declared a state of emergency in Colorado that he says will allow him to take measures to ease the spread of the new coronavirus and limit economic disruptions. Polis says he’s directed the state to pursue financial measures to make it easier for health, food, nursing home and ...
  • US Coronavirus Map This Map from the Associated Press is expected to be updated once a day. Additional information on Coronavirus is available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. (function() {'use strict';window.addEventListener('message', function(event) {if (typeof event.data");if (!iframe) {continue;}iframe.style.height ...
  • Police Searching for Man Convicted in Fatal Crash The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on the whereabouts of Cody Christopher. Christopher was convicted last June of two counts of vehicular homicide for a 2017 crash north of Rifle where Christopher’s two friends were killed. 36 year old Matthew Smith and 41 year old Trent Johnson were pronounced dead at the ...
  • Snow Day in Aspen Today The Aspen School District has declared today (Monday, March 2, 2020) a snow day. All Aspen School District Schools will be closed. Also, all schools that follow the Aspen School District Calendar are also closed, including (but not limited to) Aspen Country Day School and Wildwood School.
  • Wax On, Wax Off for Ski Racers MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The ski racing community is backing away from something that has long made athletes go faster but is also raising environmental concerns – fluorinated waxes. The waxes contain PFAS, a class of chemicals used in household products that have turned up in public drinking systems and private wells and are linked ...
  • Rifle Mother Charged with First Degree Murder GLENWOOD SPRINGS—9th Judicial District Attorney Jeff Cheney has charged a Rifle woman in the death of her 5-year-old daughter after authorities said the girl died of methamphetamine intoxication from drinking water mixed with the drug.  Stephanie Alvarado was arrested in late January and was initially charged with suspicion of child abuse resulting in death, possession ...
  • Glenwood Canyon Project Begins Monday Glenwood Springs—Drivers, brace yourselves.  Monday, March 2nd, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin Phase 7 of the Glenwood Canyon Improvement Project.  It’s part of C-DOT’s “Whole System-Whole Safety” program.  For the next eight months, crews will be doing a variety of things like placing a thin-bonded overlay of concrete, replacing bridge joints and bearings, ...
  • Catholic Church Abuse Settlements DENVER – Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses have paid $1.2 million to 10 victims who were abused by priests as children and program administrators have 77 additional claims to process.  87 people have applied for reparations under the program, which allows victims to seek compensation without filing a public lawsuit. Victims who accept the money can ...