• NEWS PYRAMID PEAK HIKER STILL MISSING Aspen—Battling frigid temperatures and brutal wind gusts nearing 100 miles per hour atop Pyramid Peak, members of Mountain Rescue Aspen were forced to suspend their search for an overdue hiker last night.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, 23 year old California native Ryan Montoya was reported missing ...
  • NEWS GW CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE DROPS OUT Glenwood Springs—There’s one less candidate running for the Glenwood Springs City Council.  Sarah Gordon, an occupational health and safety consultant decided to pull out of the race, leaving three candidates vying for the Ward 5 seat.  Gordon cited family commitments as the primary reason for stepping aside.  She has a ...
  • NEWS OIL AND GAS HEALTH RISK STUDY Denver—For the most part, people have nothing to worry about when it comes to health issues related to oil and gas drilling.  That’s the gist of a report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which recently completed several studies at drilling sites on the Western Slope and ...
  • NEWS ASPEN TEEN CONFESSES TO ONLINE THREAT Aspen—He apologized for posting the online threat that closed schools from Glenwood Springs to Basalt earlier this month.  Nevertheless, the Aspen High School student who confessed to the internet stunt will be charged with a misdemeanor.  Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn says he doesn’t believe the young man was ...
  • Carbondale Robbery Suspects in Custody Two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Carbondale last Thursday are now in custody. Pitkin County officials say they tracked the suspects using a cell phone to the Frying Pan Road area and were responding to investigate when they noticed a vehicle believed to be associated with the men traveling up the road. Shortly ...
  • KMTS BASKETBALL: By George, the Glenwood Boys Advance at Conifer CONIFER (2/22/17) — “Chano was on fire at our shoot-around at Mines earlier today, and I thought he just might light it up tonight, and he did!” Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock said after Gonzalez and the Demon boys held off a late comeback at Conifer Wednesday to defeat the Lobos 56-45 in the first ...
  • NEWS GARCO PIPELINE PROBLEMS Battlement Mesa—A pipeline being installed in Battlement Mesa is not up to snuff according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. In a written report COGCC Environmental Manager Greg Deranleau criticized Summit Midstream for failing to take proper precautions during installation and for doing a poor job of handling soil and storm ...
  • NEWS GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE PREPARATIONS Glenwood Springs—In six short months, the daily commute in, around and through Glenwood Springs is going to become a major challenge with the old Grand Avenue Bridge giving way to the new one.  The big day is August 14th.  Public Information Director Kathleen Wanatowicz says the message to everyone during the 95 ...
  • Warm Weather Brings Bear out of Hibernation Early COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A male black bear brought out of hibernation early by warm weather will be relocated after he was captured in a Colorado Springs backyard. The Gazette reports the bear climbed a tree before the sighting was reported to authorities Saturday morning. Wildlife officers hit him with a tranquilizer and removed him. Temperatures in ...
  • NEWS GARCO CORONER RULES MURDER-SUICIDE WITH GLENWOOD COUPLE Glenwood Springs—The final chapter of the tragic story of a longtime and beloved Glenwood Springs couple has finally been written.  According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the shooting deaths of Joseph Llewellyn and Mary Kent last October 18th was a murder-suicide.   Glassmire, the Glenwood Springs Police Department ...