- Garfield County Manager Stepping Down
Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Manager Andrew Gorgey is resigning. Gorgey, who was originally hired as the county attorney in June of 2011, wore both hats and juggled duties between the two busy offices for five months from January of 2012 to May of that year. He was named the full time county manager the next month ...
PARACHUTE COUPLE IN CUSTODY FOR DEATH OF BABY GIRL
Parachute—She says she listened to her husband beat her month-old daughter to death but didn’t intervene. 41 year old Phyllis Wyatt and 29 year old Matthew Ogden of Parachute were arrested yesterday in Cass County, Minnesota for the death of Sarah Ogden. The baby girl was reportedly ...
COURT BATTLE OVER FED WATER RULES
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – More than a dozen states are challenging a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters.North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) says the “Waters of the U.S.” rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers ...
RUEDI CAMPER BITTEN BY BEAR
ASPEN (AP) – Wildlife officials say an adult black bear scratched its way into a tent and bit a man on his forearm at a campground on the eastern end of Ruedi Reservoir near Aspen. The man, whose name has not been released, whacked the bear with his free arm to ...
GARCO BOARD APPROVES INJECTION WELL
Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved plans for an injection well near Parachute. The Ursa-owned, 62-hundred foot deep, non-commercial well will be about a mile and a half west of Parachute. Company officials say there are no plans to build additional wells in the near future.
UPPER ROARING FORK RIVER AT FLOOD STAGE
Basalt—Conditions have stabilized along the upper Roaring Fork River since Tuesday’s heavy rainstorm but people living near the river are being warned to be careful as the heat wave continues to rapidly melt snow from the high country. The Roaring Fork reached flood stage earlier this week. ...
DEVELOPMENT FEES WAIVED FOR UNFINISHED RIFLE TOWNHOUSE PROJECT
Rifle—An unfinished townhouse development project will be completed thanks to the city council agreeing to extend fee reductions and building incentives. Developer Hal Holquist asked for the extension so his company could finish the other half of the 26-unit project at Willow Ranch.
GJ MAN CHARGED ...
- C-DOT Releases Video of This Morning’s Rockslide
- Glenwood Canyon Rockslide
UPDATE (4:20 PM): Interstate 70 Now Open Both Directions through Glenwood Canyon
I-70 is closed in both directions through the Glenwood Canyon due a rockslide that occured at approximately 8:20 this morning. Eastbound I-70 is closed at exit 116 (main Glenwood exit). Westbound I-70 is closed at exit 133 (Dotsero).
Some reports indicate at least seven – one ...
- 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.