• Suspected Bank Robber Caught RIFLE—The man suspected of robbing the Bank of Colorado in Rifle and Craig in the last 10 days was arrested this morning at a motel in Denver. Rudy Cardenas was taken into custody by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. An unidentified woman who was with Cardenas was also detained. A detective with the Rifle ...
  • Several States Sue to Stop Legislation to Weaken the Endangered Species Act SEATTLE (AP) – Seventeen states are suing to block Trump administration rules weakening the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, follows a similar challenge filed last month by several environmental groups, including the Humane Society and the Sierra Club. The new rules begin taking effect Thursday. They for ...
  • Judge says there is Enough Evidence to Hold a Trial for Teen in School Shooting CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado judge says prosecutors have enough evidence to hold a trial for a teenager charged in a school shooting that killed one of his classmates in a Denver suburb. Judge Theresa Slade on Wednesday ruled that 19-year-old Devon Erickson should stand trial on murder, attempted murder charges in the ...
  • Federal Lawsuit Claims Wildfires Started by Railroad Company DURANGO (AP) – A federal lawsuit says nearly 50 fires in Colorado were ignited by a railroad company in the weeks leading up to a major wildfire. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad caused smaller fires along its tracks in the weeks leading up to the 416 Fire. The U.S. Forest Service has filed ...
  • Legal Marijuana Businesses & Banking (AP) – The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry. The bill passed 321-103 on the strength of near-unanimous support from Democrats. Republicans split on it. Many marijuana businesses have relied on cash, ...
  • Rifle Police Investigate Bank Robbery The Rifle Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred shortly after noon today at the Bank of Colorado. According to a Press Release, officers from the Rifle Police Department along with Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputies and Police Officers from Silt and Parachute responded to the Rifle Bank of Colorado at 12:26 PM today. ...
  • “Make Campus Great Again” Coming to Colorado COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican National Committee is putting a college twist on its grassroots voter registration efforts, seeking to mobilize President Donald Trump’s supporters. The “Make Campus Great Again” initiative is offering participants training and free pizza, plus swag like campaign buttons and drink insulators to distribute. It’s aimed at building on young ...
  • Glenwood Springs City Council Upholds the P & Z Council’s Denial of ANB Bank Plans It’s back to the drawing board for ANB Bank.  Last night, the Glenwood Springs City Council voted to uphold the Planning and Zoning Commission’s denial of the bank’s plans to build a new bank and office building at 9th and Grand Avenue.  The vote was 5 to 1 with Mayor Pro Tem Shelly Kaup voting ...
  • More Details Released on Pyramid Peak Rescue The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office has released more details about the Denver man that spent two night’s in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area this week. Neil Brosseau reportedly told rescuers that he separated from his hiking group because he decided to summit Pyramid Peak on his own while the rest of his party went back down ...
  • Unprocessed Naturalization Applications are Piling up in Colorado BOULDER (AP) – A report says Colorado has one of the nation’s worst backlogs of unprocessed U.S. naturalization applications, which one of the report authors says is blocking voting rights. The Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released the report saying there are 9,325 applications waiting to be processed. A ...