• 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 ...
  • Colorado Fire Commission to be Created Denver—Colorado will soon have a fire commission for the first time.  Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law creating a special commission to enhance public safety through fire management, preparedness and prevention.  The commission will be overseen by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control under the guidance of Director Mike Morgan.  Morgan ...
  • Colorado River Fire Rescue Narrows Down Chief Candidates Rifle—A new chief is about to be named at Colorado River Fire Rescue.  Following a five month search, it’s now down to three candidates; Christopher McCarthy of Castle Rock and two men from the south; Billy Cockman of Jacksonville, Florida and Dewey Coy of Jacksonville, Arkansas.  Interim Chief Randy Callahan says each candidate comes with ...
  • RE-16 Threat not Credible Parachute—The threat phoned in to the Garfield County Re-16 school district today, forcing the cancellation of all summer school classes and activities turned out to be a hoax.  After investigating and checking out school campuses in the area, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office determined the threat was not credible.  Sheriff’s office spokesman Walt Stowe says ...
  • Independence Pass Set to Open Today Independence Pass will open to travelers tonight at 5:30. The Colorado Department of Transportation says crews have been working diligently clearing about a dozen avalanche slide paths as well as clearing tons of snow, ice and other debris from the narrow road and shoulders. C-DOT says crews will likely be working up to the minute ...
  • Ross vs Glenwood Lawsuit Dismissed The Ross lawsuit against the City of Glenwood Springs has been dismissed. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Denise Lynch tossed out the lawsuit filed by the primary retailer remaining at the struggling Glenwood Springs Mall. Attorneys for “Ross Dress for Less” challenged the city’s resolution establishing an urban renewal authority at the once thriving commercial ...
  • Former Colorado Governor Joins the Call for Presidential Impeachment DENVER  – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is the latest Democrat presidential hopeful to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Hickenlooper said on CNN’s “New Day” that special counsel Robert Mueller’s statement Wednesday “laid the responsibility clearly at the doorstep of Congress” and spurred him to back an impeachment investigation. Trump has called ...
  • High Mountain Passes still need work to Open for the Summer DENVER  – Crews are working to reopen some of Colorado’s mountain passes for the summer after more snow fell this week. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to have Independence Pass open at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow and the Mount Evans Highway partially open by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Arapahoe Basin  plans to extend ...
  • New Laws for the Marijuana Industry DENVER (AP) – Laws signed by Colorado’s governor could bring big changes to the state’s marijuana industry, including the creation of businesses where people can consume cannabis and companies that deliver marijuana products. The changes don’t take effect right away though.  Voters in a city or county must first approve of allowing both new varieties ...