• News, September 24th
    FLAT TOPS FIRE HUMAN CAUSED New Castle–The Middle Elk Fire 30 miles north of New Castle was caused by a hunter leaving his campfire unattended. The fire, which started last Thursday, more than doubled in size from Saturday to Sunday to over 200 acres. No structures are threatened but officials with the Upper Colorado ...
  • News, September 21st
    MEEKER – Federal jurors have convicted a western Colorado big game hunting outfitter accused of baiting deer and elk with salt. 72 year old Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, of Meeker, was convicted Thursday of six counts of violating the Lacey Act, which governs the interstate sale of wildlife taken in violation of state regulations. An indictment ...
  • News, September 19th
    DENVER (AP) – Water regulators are asking farmers, ranchers and other water users to share their ideas for dealing with the current drought. The Colorado Water Conservation Board is holding a conference Wednesday in Denver to share new approaches to drought preparedness. They also want information on what drought may look like under ...
  • News, September 18th
    CATHERINE STORE ROAD WASTE TRANSFER STATION VOTE DELAYED Glenwood Springs–The vote on the proposed 40 thousand square foot waste transfer station east of Carbondale has been put off for now. After more than six hours of public testimony and presentations on the MRI project, the Board of County Commissioners voted to continue the public hearing until ...
  • News, September 17th
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a man who fell more than 600 feet to his death while hiking Maroon Bells near Aspen. The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office identified the man yesterday as 34-year-old Derek Kelley of Colorado Springs. The Aspen Daily News reports Kelly did not ...
  • News, September 14th
    Silt–Over 400 people will soon be put to work on the Western Slope thanks to today’s approval of a natural gas liquid pipeline that will cross Garfield, Rio Blanco and Mesa Counties. The 95-mile long pipeline, called the Western Expansion Project II, will boost Enterprise Mid-America’s capacity by 15 thousand barrels per day. ...
  • News, September 13th
    RIVER AGREEMENT ENACTED SOON Glenwood Springs–The historic Colorado River Water Cooperative Agreement between Denver Water and nearly three dozen western slope providers will go into effect soon. The plan that was unveiled about a year and a half ago is expected to be implemented next month. SNOWMASS SKI EXPANSION ON HOLD Snowmass–The 230 acre Burnt Mountain ski ...
  • News, September 12th
    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – A storm is expected to bring up to 10 inches to some of Colorado’s central and southern mountains. Forecasters say snow could be heavy in the eastern Sawatch mountains and western Mosquito Range above 11,000 feet. In other parts of the state, the precipitation has been falling as rain and temperatures ...
  • News, September 7th
    CNG DISCUSSED BY GW COUNCIL Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs may soon have a fueling station for compressed natural gas. Last night the city council talked about incentives and programs to pay for a CNG station. Right now CNG can only be found on the western slope in Rifle and Grand Junction. The city of Glenwood ...
  • News, September 5th
    Glenwood Springs–Asphalt and organic veggies are going to have to coexist in Garfield County. The Board of commissioners unanimously approved a plan allowing Bedrock Resources LLC to build a 35 acre asphalt crushing and paving plant next to the Eagle Springs Organic Farm on Mamm Creek Road. Owners of the farm say the ...