• Glenwood Springs Chamber 2020 Issues and Answers Forum
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  • New Health Insurance Options for Region
    CARBONDALE—Affordable health care is a hot topic among candidates this election year, but a solution may have been found without politics right here on the western slope. A regional group of local businesses, doctors and hospitals came together to form the Valley Health Alliance to give people from Aspen to Parachute new and more affordable ...
  • Three Candidates Vying for Glenwood Springs Ward 2 Seat
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Rick Vorhees’ Ward 2 seat on the Glenwood Springs City Council has attracted three candidates so far. Retired contractor and former planning and zoning commission member Ray Schmahl has lived in Glenwood Springs for 36 years. 43 year old Ingrid Wussow is a realtor and once owned a bakery. The third candidate owns and ...
  • Riverside Middle School Students & Staff Quarantined
    NEW CASTLE—At least 56 students and five staff members at Riverside Middle School in New Castle will have to quarantine for the next two weeks. On Tuesday, the Garfield Re-2, School District was informed about someone testing positive for COVID-19. Officials with the district say all students and staff members will begin distance learning right ...
  • According To US officials: Climate Change Not a Threat to Rare Wolverine
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine. The move comes after government biologists determined the rare and elusive predator is not as threatened by climate change as once thought. A prior attempt to withdraw proposed protections was blocked by a judge in Montana who pointed to evidence ...
  • Dry Weather in Colorado Causes an Increase in Total Area in Exceptional Drought
    DENVER (AP) – The summer drought that lingered throughout Colorado has become worse. The U.S. Drought Monitor says the entire state is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions and nearly 17% of the land area is in exceptional drought, the most extreme category. Conditions have deteriorated over the past year due to drier conditions, warmer temperatures ...
  • Colorado Health Insurance Costs Expected To Fall On Average
    DENVER (AP) – Filings with the Colorado Division of Insurance indicate the monthly cost of health insurance bought through the state’s exchange is expected to drop an average of 1.4% next year. Officials say a lot depends on where someone lives.¬† For example, residents in some counties on the Eastern Plains will see 12% increases ...
  • Firefighters Grant Goes to Local Departments
    With ever shrinking budgets and more cutbacks looming, local fire departments got some good news recently. A nearly one million dollar, Assistance to Firefighters grant was awarded and will be shared by the fire departments of Glenwood Springs, Grand Valley, Gypsum and Colorado River Fire Rescue. The money will be used to replace Self Contained ...
  • Suspect Sought in Carbondale Assault
    CARBONDALE—Carbondale police are looking for a Latino man who pulled a gun on another man at the RAFTA park and ride on Highway 133 last night. According to the victim, the suspect also pulled a knife and tried to stab him. The suspect is about 5′ 10″ tall and was wearing a dark jacket and ...
  • Fall Career Expo Canceled Due to COVID
    RIFLE—The annual Glen-X Fall Career Expo has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Organizers decided holding the October 7th event at the Garfield County Fairgrounds¬† in Rifle was too risky even with masks and social distancing. The career expo has attracted more students from the region every year. The 2019 expo saw over one thousand ...