• Conservation Funding Bill Signed
    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The Great American Outdoors Act authorizes spending about $900 million a year, which is twice the current spending, on the popular Land and ...
  • COVID-19 Outbreaks Confirmed in Two Garfield County Congregations
    Two separate outbreaks of COVID-19 have been confirmed within faith-based groups in Garfield County. According to a press release from Garfield County Public Health, 14 members of a local church tested positive for COVID-19 while 6 more members are exhibiting symptoms and awaiting positive test results. Public health officials believe the spread at the church ...
  • Unsolicited Seeds Arriving in Local Mailboxes
    Garfield County authorities are warning residents about potentially harmful seed packets that have been arriving in local mailboxes. Garfield County Vegetation Manager Steve Anthony says one of the packages was received in Carbondale, another in Silt. One of the seed packets arrived in a padded envelope postmarked from China and labeled “necklace.” Inside was a ...
  • Aircraft Incident at Garfield County Airport
    A plane slid off a taxiway at the Rifle/Garfield County Airport today. According to Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived on the scene shortly after 1:00 this afternoon. The single-engine plane was partially over an embankment adjacent to the taxiway. There were no injuries reported. The incident is under investigation. We learned ...
  • Glenwood Face Coverings now Required in Downtown Outdoor Areas
    Beginning next Thursday, face coverings will be required, even outside buildings in downtown Glenwood. According to a Press Release from the city, the existing Public Health Order was amended to include the requirement for face coverings outside due to a 62% increase in COVID-19 cases since June 1. Starting Thursday, July 30, through at least August ...
  • Two of Three Victims in Fiery Crash Identified
    The Garfield County coroner’s office has released the identity of two of three men killed in a fiery head-on crash on Highway 6 near Davis Point just east of Silt on July 6th. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmeyer says the driver of a 1990 Ford pickup was 46-year-old Isaac Marshall of New Castle. 52-year-old Keith ...
  • Local School Districts’ Fall Plans
    The Garfield RE-2 School Board will discuss their plan for reopening schools tonight at 5:30 at Rifle High School. Based on about 1000 completed parent surveys, most parents said they would feel comfortable allowing their children to return to in-person learning, if appropriate safety measures were in place. Only 13 percent said they would not ...
  • No One Hurt in Friday Morning Plane Accident at the Glenwood Springs Airport
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Two people were able walk away a little shaken up but unhurt from a small plane that flipped upside down while trying to land this morning at the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport.  According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the two-person aircraft ended up just off the runway and into the grassy ...
  • COVID Claims Another Life in Garfield County
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The COVID-19 death toll in Garfield County is now four. According to Garfield County Public Health, a man in his late 60’s succumbed to the virus at his home. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Garfield County now sits at 423. Over the last three weeks, the county has averaged close to 50 cases per week. ...
  • Local Hospitals See Slight Increase in Positive COVID Tests
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS/RIFLE—Garfield County’s hospitals are seeing a higher percentage of positive COVID-19 tests.  Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs has tested almost 4,300 people so far with 245 positive results. That’s just under 6 percent with 24 test results still pending. 35 patients have been admitted to Valley View with the virus while 24 have ...