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    GARCO BOARD SAYS DON’T CANCEL LEASES IN WRNF GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – The Garfield County Board of Commissioners says the Bureau of Land Management shouldn’t cancel oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. The commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to back the position, siding with the oil and gas industry on what they say ...
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    DENVER (AP) – A Colorado bank for marijuana businesses is asking a federal judge for access to the nation’s banking system. Colorado chartered a special marijuana credit union last year because larger banks frequently shut down accounts tied to an industry that is still illegal under federal law. But the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept ...
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    DENVER (AP) – A marijuana banking case set for arguments today is testing the federal government’s stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry. The case involves Fourth Corner Credit Union, which Colorado set up last year to serve the marijuana industry. Federal banking regulators have issued guidelines to banks to ...
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    GRAND JUNCTION(AP) — A struggling Grand Junction busboy who returned $3,000 in cash that he found on the floor is getting rewarded with a big tip. As of this morning, people impressed with Johnny Duckworth’s honesty have raised nearly over $3,800 through gofundme.com. Restaurant owner Randy Emmons says Duckworth rides his bike to work and ...
  • Weather Related Closing
    School District 16 in Parachute has declared a snow day for all students and staff. CMC’s Rifle Campus will remain closed until 10:00 this morning.
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    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Economic Development Commission has approved millions of dollars in incentive programs, including $86 million to build four tourist attractions in northern Colorado. The four projects in northern Colorado include an indoor whitewater park, a horror film center, a lake resort and a water park-themed hotel. Denver got $121 million for ...
  • Holy Cross Energy Outage Affects Nearly 200 Consumers and KMTS
    Since approximately 7:30 this morning, Holy Cross Energy customers south of Interstate 70 in the Silt and Rifle area have been without power.  The KMTS translator at 99.5 in the Rifle, Silt and New Castle areas is also off the air due to the power outage. Crews are working to identify and correct the problem. More information:  https://ebill.holycross.com/oms/outageMap
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    Glenwood Springs—Garfield County officials say the need for a detox center is critical.  Currently, local law enforcement officers have to send intoxicated individuals to neighboring communities with proper detox facilities.  The biggest obstacle is funding.  Silt Police Chief Levy Burris suggests a small sales tax to be earmarked for a detox center. Glenwood Springs—Garfield county ...
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    GARCO, BLM NEEDING PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON POTENTIAL DRILLING PLANS Glenwood Springs—Concerned citizens are encouraged to comment on a couple of oil and gas-related issues in Garfield County.  Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement analyzing 65 existing oil and gas leases in the ...
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    CARBONDALE POT SHOP ROBBERY CARBONDALE. (AP) — Police arrested four young men accused of robbing a Carbondale marijuana shop as employees unlocked the door.The men were arrested after a manhunt by Carbondale police, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Glenwood Springs Police Department.Police say two of the men went inside Sweet Leaf Pioneer ...