• Ski Company Competition Increases ASPEN (AP) – As competition among ski companies heats up, information about what they pay to use public land is diminishing. The U.S. Forest Service reversed its policy on releasing permit fees paid by individual ski areas after Vail Resorts objected. Vail and others in the industry argue that the fees they pay are trade ...
  • Air Quality Commission Adopts Statewide Standards Denver—Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission adopted sweeping changes to permitting and emission controls requirements for oil and gas drilling across the state.  Officials with the AQCC say the regulations will require more frequent inspections for leaks for rigs near homes, schools and other public facilities.  It also calls for tougher statewide requirements for reducing emissions ...
  • Glenwood Springs Names new Police Chief Glenwood Springs’ new police chief comes from the Garlic Capitol of the World. Gilroy, California Police Captain Joseph Deras has been named as the next chief, replacing Terry Wilson, who retired after over 30 years on the force. City Manager Debra Figueroa extended a contract offer over three other highly qualified candidates. Figueroa says, “Joseph ...
  • Eagle County High School Student Missing UPDATE: (8:00 PM) The missing student was located safe and alive. His name and picture have been removed to preserve his privacy. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 15 year old is described as having Black ...
  • Seven Recovering After a Fire at a Northern Colorado Drill Site LONGMONT (AP) – Authorities say seven workers are recovering after they were injured in a fire at a drilling site in northern Colorado. David Beebe, the chief of Mountain View Fire Rescue, says firefighters were called to the blaze southeast of Longmont on Monday night. Seven contract workers were hospitalized, but Beebe says none of ...
  • Activists want Voters to Decide on Wolf Reintroduction DENVER (AP) – Wildlife activists want Colorado voters to decide whether the endangered gray wolf should be reintroduced decades after it disappeared from the state. Backers of a voter initiative delivered thousands of signatures today in hopes of getting the proposal on the 2020 ballot. Officials have 30 days to determine if enough signatures are ...
  • Denver Pastor Pleads Guilty DENVER (AP) – A judge has sentenced a pastor at a Denver church to two years in jail after she pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl for more than three years. The Denver Post reports that 36-year-old Erika Gonzalez received the maximum possible sentence Thursday. Prosecutors say Gonzalez met the girl in 2015 ...
  • Frontier Airlines has Two lawsuits Filed Against Them DENVER (AP) – A group of Frontier Airlines pilots and flight attendants has filed two federal lawsuits claiming the company discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The lawsuits filed in Denver claim Frontier forced the eight women onto unpaid leave during pregnancy and didn’t make it possible for them to pump breast milk ...
  • Things Getting Back to Normal in Mesa County School District GRAND JUNCTION— Mesa County health officials say reports of an illness causing vomiting in hundreds of students across the school district dropped to normal levels following efforts to disinfect schools over Thanksgiving break. All 46 schools in the district serving Grand Junction and the surrounding area closed early ahead of the scheduled break for cleaning ...
  • Glenwood City Council Adds to RMR War Chest Glenwood Springs—The city of Glenwood Springs declared war against Rocky Mountain Resources a month ago.  Last night, the city council went a step further by contributing $50,000.00 to the campaign against the proposed limestone quarry expansion.  Mayor Jonathan Godes announced he was also willing to kick in $500.00 of his own money.  The mayor’s donation ...