• Colorado’s Drug Use is Higher Than Average
    DENVER (AP) – A federal survey says Colorado is among the highest in the nation for use of marijuana, cocaine and alcohol. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of young adults in Colorado who said they had used marijuana in the past year was 38 percent, compared with a national ...
  • Colorado June Unemployment
    DENVER (AP) – Colorado labor officials say the state jobless rate has fallen for a fourth straight month, but this time it’s because there’s fewer people in the workforce rather than higher employment. The Department of Labor and Employment said Friday that the seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 8.5 percent in June, down from 8.7 percent ...
  • Frontier Slowly Recovering From Hail Damage
    DENVER (AP) – Frontier Airlines says things are getting back to normal following a hail storm that damaged a third of its fleet. The airline expects to return to a full schedule on Saturday after canceling scores of flights following the July 13 storm at Denver International Airport. Eighteen of its largest planes were damaged. Frontier has ...
  • Wyoming Road May Have Collapsed in Minutes
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Engineers say a large section of Wyoming highway where four Colorado family members plunged to their deaths may have totally collapsed in a matter of minutes. Bruce Burrows of the Wyoming Transportation Department says engineers are studying what happened to state Route 130 over South Brush Creek early Tuesday morning. He says preliminary ...
  • Lawmakers: Capitol Dome Needs Repairs
    DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers are trying to raise public awareness on the need to repair the crumbling Colorado Capitol dome. State Democratic Rep. Cherylin Peniston toured the dome Wednesday to see how water and a freeze-thaw cycle is quickly destroying what she calls a Colorado icon. The cast-iron enclosure of the dome has deteriorated so badly ...
  • Controversy Over Back-to-School Flyers
    DENVER (AP) – Two Republican lawmakers say they’re worried about back-to-school flyers Brighton parents received that promote a Democrat’s proposed ballot initiative to raise Colorado’s income and sales taxes to help fund schools. Sen. Nancy Spence and Rep. Tom Massey sent a letter Wednesday to the state education commissioner asking him to remind district administrators that ...
  • Disposable Bag Fee in Snowmass?
     SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) – Snowmass Village is asking residents if they want to pay a 20-cent fee on disposable bags. If residents support the plan, the town would join Basalt, Carbondale and Aspen charging fees for disposable paper and plastic bags. Mayor Bill Bonieau says he is concerned that a fee on single-use bags ...
  • Rifle Man Accused of Trying to Kill Police Officer Headed to Trial
    Fifty-three year old Phillip Amonette of Rifle will stand trial for allegedly trying to kill a Rifle Police officer last October. Ninth Judicial District Judge James Boyd declined to hear witness accounts Public Defender Matthew Morriss said would refute officers’ accounts of the incident, saying the tesimony was not appropriate for yesterday’s ...
  • NEWS, JULY 20TH
    Glenwood Springs–Colorado Chief Justice Michael Bender paid a visit to Glenwood Springs yesterday. The state’s top judge toured the Garfield County Combined Courts and met with staff members. He encouraged them to keep up the good work during the recession. Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is laying out the red ...
  • NEWS, JULY 19TH
    Aspen–Pitkin County authorities are investigating the death of a Canadian boy who collapsed while playing basketball at Aspen High School yesterday. The boy was taking part in the Aspen Basketball Academy. An autopsy is being done today. Glenwood Springs–The Tibetan blessing of the Glenwood Springs Vapor Caves helped get the convention of the National ...