• FRIDAY NEWS, JUNE 24TH DENVER (AP) – A retreat for prominent conservatives is taking place this weekend in Vail. The semiannual retreat is hosted by the billionaire brother Charles and David Koch (kohk). The retreats are closed to the public and the press, but news of the meeting leaked out when Virginia’s Republican governor, Gov. Bob McDonnell, listed the gathering on his schedule. Protesters ...
  • THURSDAY NEWS, JUNE 23RD Glenwood Springs–Immigrant rights groups are up in arms over last weekend’s bust of known gang members at the Strawberry Days carnival in front of the Glenwood Springs Mall. Federal and local law enforcement officials say they arrested three men with active warrants who were linked to gang activity and were also in the ...
  • WEDNESDAY NEWS, JUNE 22ND Glenwood Springs–The budget for the Roaring Fork Re-1 school district for the ’11-’12 year includes the elimination of 76 jobs. Over a dozen teachers are losing their jobs along with several other employees. The budget is down about 2 and a half million dollars from last year due to a drop ...
  • TUESDAY NEWS, JUNE 21ST Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners unanimously agreed to fund a second phase of health studies dealing with oil and gas drilling impacts in the Battlement Mesa. Close to 68 thousand dollars will pay for air quality research and monitoring. The second round of studies follows the county’s controversial decision to ...
  • MONDAY NEWS, JUNE 20TH Rifle–For the second time in three weeks, the American National Bank in Rifle was targeted by a robber. The robbery attempt Friday evening was unsuccessful and a suspect was arrested. 37 year old Bannon Lyndsay of Rifle was booked on several charges including criminal attempt and robbery. Witnesses say ...
  • FRIDAY NEWS, JUNE 17TH Glenwood Springs–The final public forum and open house on Colorado’s roadless rule was held yesterday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service say the current version is both flexible and contemporary by adding more roadless areas to the inventory while maintaining access for outdoor recreation and other activities. Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood ...
  • THURSDAY NEWS, JUNE 16TH Parachute/Grand Junction–The man suspected of robbing a Parachute convenience store at gunpoint earlier this month is now in custody. The Latino man was arrested at his home in Grand Junction by Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies. Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs residents may see their electricity bills go up soon. The city council will discuss rate hikes ...
  • WEDNESDAY NEWS, JUNE 15TH Western Slope–A fire weather watch is in effect through tomorrow afternoon. The National Weather Service says a combination of dry fuels, hot temperatures and sustained gusty winds is increasing the fire danger in western Colorado. Rifle–Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter was on hand for yesterday’s grand opening celebration of the massive solar array at ...
  • Comments Sought on Proposed Emergency Services Consolodation The Burning Mountains Fire Protection District, the Glenwood Springs Rural Fire Protection District, the City of Glenwood Springs, and the Rifle Fire Protection District have begun explorations of opportunities to improve efficiencies through shared and cooperative services. As a result of the decision that WestCare Ambulance no longer provide ...
  • Dry Hollow Road Closure Garfield County Road 331- Dry Hollow Road will be closed from approximately 6 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011. The county road closure will allow for the installation of a pipeline across the county road. This work will occur approximately 1.1 miles North (5993 County Road 331) of the ...