• Trees down in Roaring Fork River’s Slaughterhouse Rapid
    Pitkin County officials say trees have fallen in the Roaring Fork River’s Slaughterhouse Rapid, blocking most of the river approximately 1/4 mile below Cemetery Lane (aka Slaughterhouse Bridge) in the Entrance Exam rapid above the falls. Rafters and kayakers should use extreme caution in the area.
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    ASPEN (AP) – The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office has suspended the search for a man who is thought to have entered the rushing waters at a popular swimming hole near Aspen.  31-year-old Will Graham’s car was found in the parking area next to the Devil’s Punchbowl, a popular cliff jumping spot off the road to ...
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    GARCO CORONER IDENTIFIES WEEKEND DROWNING VICTIM Glenwood Springs—The name of the man who drowned last Saturday afternoon while rafting on the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon was released today by Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire.  56 year old David Janes of Warsaw, Illinois was rafting with two other people when he fell out of the boat ...
  • One Dead in Rafting Accident
    Today at approximately 12:38 PM Garfield County Deputies responded to a call from an observer who reported that a man had fallen from a raft on the Colorado River east of the Grizzly Creek Rest area (58060 US Highway 6). There were originally three people in the raft, two males and ...
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    MARIJUANA MORATORIUM TO BE CONSIDERED BY GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—Does Glenwood Springs need another weed shop or grow op?  Tonight the Glenwood Springs City Council will tackle that question and discuss an ordinance to impose a 90 day moratorium on all new license applications for marijuana-related businesses. Council members have been talking about the temporary ...
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    FORMER GARCO BOOKEEPER GETS 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – A former bookkeeper in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. 52 year old Robin McMillan was sentenced yesterday for theft and to filing a false tax return. Police say she estimated that she ...
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    FED SAGE GROUSE FUNDS PROPOSED Denver—Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is one of a handful of Democrats leading a fundraising effort to preserve both the Greater and Gunnison Sage Grouse.  The senators urged the Appropriations Committee to fund programs that include collaborating with landowners.  State and federal agencies hope to convince the BLM and Fish and ...
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    LOCAL SNOWPACK UP Glenwood Springs—Just a few weeks ago, local streams and rivers were suffering from a lack of moisture and early season run off.  Thanks to one of the wettest months of May in recent history, conditions have changed drastically. According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the watershed snowpack now sits ...
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    WATCH OUT FOR BAMBI Undated—CDOT is warning drivers as deer and elk migrate to summer habitats across roads and highways. CDOT says there were 3,437 wildlife-vehicle collisions reported in Colorado in 2013, below the 10-year average of 3,605. There’s usually an increase in wildlife accidents during migration seasons in May and November. HANGING LAKE GATE ...
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    EAGLE (AP) – A Pueblo man who was driving drunk and speeding when he flipped his car in Avon, killing a passenger and paralyzing another, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The Eagle County District Attorney’s Office says Emanuel Villeda was sentenced for the June 9 crash that killed 22-year-old Rafael Torres-Ortiz. Villeda ...