• Glenwood Springs Water To be Restored
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Showers, car washes and other non-essential water use can resume at 5 o’clock this afternoon in Glenwood Springs. The raw water main on Red Mountain Drive has been repaired. The line broke Wednesday just before noon and forced the city water department to shut it off right away.  Water reserves are being refilled.  Officials ...
  • Carbondale Sinkhole Repaired
    CARBONDALE—10 truckloads delivered 125 tons of road base material to repair the massive sinkhole in Carbondale. The hole was discovered Wednesday by C-DOT employee Tim Holbrook who was filling a pothole on Highway 133.  Holbrook said, “I thought I was staring down into my tomb and grave.”  The sinkhole was 12 feet deep and 15 ...
  • West Glenwood Springs House Fire
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Three people managed to escape a house fire unharmed in West Glenwood Springs two nights ago. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a fire started on the third floor of a house on Mountain Shadow Drive around 7:30 Wednesday night. The 911 call was made at 7:48. Crews arrived within six ...
  • COVID Relief Effort Successful in Rifle
    RIFLE—Several Rifle business owners were able to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 outbreak and shutdown thanks to federal emergency loans. Katie Mackley with Rifle Regional Economic Development Corporation (RREDC) handled the distribution of the loans for the city.  She says the first round of loans and grants through the CARES Act was completed ...
  • The Masks May Soon Come Off in Glenwood Springs
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ mandatory mask ordinance is still in effect but it may go away in a couple of weeks. Many business owners and citizens have complained about one word in the ordinance; indefinitely. Mayor Jonathan Godes understands their concerns and made a motion to drop the word entirely. The council voted unanimously to consider lifting ...
  • Northbound Highway 133 Closed in Carbondale Due to Sinkhole
    Update: All lanes of Highway 133 opened the evening of June 18. The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed northbound Highway 133 just south of the Main Street intersection due to a 12-foot-deep sinkhole. C-DOT officials say the detour around the sinkhole will add approximately 10 minutes of travel time.
  • Local Firefighter Training at Aspen Airport Next Week
    Teams of local firefighters will hone their skills on how to respond to airport emergencies next week at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. The Sardy Field Fire Department will conduct live burn training next Monday through Friday involving a mobile aircraft training prop. The annual training, required by the FAA, allows firefighters to train in realistic ...
  • Hickenlooper Apologizes
    DENVER (AP) – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has apologized for comments he made six years ago comparing politicians to slaves being whipped to row “an ancient slave ship.” Tay Anderson, a black Denver school board member, tweeted a video Monday morning of Hickenlooper making the quip. Hickenlooper says he recognizes that his 2014 comments ...
  • Southwest Colorado Wildfire
    DURANGO— A lightning-caused wildfire near Durango has led to the evacuation of more than two dozen homes and is fast approaching 3,000 acres in size. The fire started Saturday and was burning on private and BLM land about 20 miles west of Durango. Mandatory evacuation orders were in place Sunday and Monday for 23 homes ...
  • Elected Officials Address Downtown Glenwood Businesses
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A public rally was held late Monday afternoon in Glenwood Springs’ downtown business district as a plea for help. A number of business owners and workers are frustrated over the city’s mandatory and indefinite order to wear protective masks in public due to COVID-19.  City Councilman Tony Hershey argued against the ordinance and was ...