• Aspen Jewelry Store Robbed Aspen—Police in Aspen are looking for two men who broke into a local jewelry store early Wednesday morning and stole a dozen watches worth over $60,000.00.  According to police reports and security video, both men were dressed in black from head to toe including face masks when they used a pry bar to break into ...
  • The Core Act Passed by the U.S. House Washington, D.C.—The Colorado-based bill that would limit access to over 400,000 acres of public lands was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy or “CORE” Act was sponsored by Democrat lawmakers Joe Neguse (Boulder) and Diana DeGette (Denver).  The bill passed with support on both sides of the aisle ...
  • Park County Teacher Strike Ends Fairplay—They haven’t received a pay raise yet. Nevertheless, some 40 teachers in the Park County School District went back to work today after a 10-day walkout.  The teacher’s union in Fairplay, the South Park Education Association, asked the state labor department to appoint an independent party to look at the district’s finances.  The union says ...
  • Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Overpopulation Plans Reno, Nevada—The acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control. William Perry Pendley told reporters Wednesday several developments have made him more optimistic about his agency’s ability to eventually shrink the size of the herds from 88,000 ...
  • Decker Fire Fully Contained Salida—Thanks to snow that firefighters called, “white gold,” the nearly 9,000 acre Decker Fire near Salida was declared 100% contained today. Fire officials say about four inches of snow fell at the command post last night. Authorities aren’t sure how much snow blanketed the higher elevations but it was enough to call the fire that’s ...
  • Progress on the Middle Mamm Fire Rifle—More firefighters have been taken off the Middle Mamm Fire as containment increases.  The nearly three-month old, lightning-sparked wildfire south of Rifle is now 40 percent contained.  Crews have been trimmed from 70 to 23.  Those remaining on the fire will continue mop up and repair with plans to patrol and monitor the north and ...
  • Apartment Fires in Rifle Rifle—At least nine Rifle residents managed to escape a fire this morning that gutted a few second-story apartments of an older building across from the fairgrounds on Railroad Avenue.  Colorado River Fire Rescue Interim Chief Randy Callahan says the first call went out at 9:14 am. He says they could see the billowing smoke as ...
  • Wooden Buffalos on the Auction Block Glenwood Springs—If you have room for a wooden buffalo or two or maybe a small herd in your yard, make an offer.  The city of Glenwood Springs has put the entire family of nine wooden pallet buffaloes that have been on display at the 6th Street roundabout up for auction.  The smallest is 5″ by ...
  • Off Highway Vehicle Use in Silt Silt—Silt residents may soon be able to drive their own off highway vehicles around town. The board of trustees passed the first reading of an ordinance that will open up access to federal lands and county roads without having to put their OHVs on a trailer.  The ordinance clears the way for the town of ...
  • Energy Development Means Billions of Dollars for Colorado Grand Junction—Oil, natural gas and coal production were responsible for 6 billion dollars of Colorado’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in fiscal year 2018 according to the U.S. Interior Department.  All Interior Department-managed activities contributed over 12-billion dollars statewide and over 66,000 jobs last year.  Officials say the growth from 2017 to last year was mostly ...