• USDA Rural Development Glenwood Springs—With tax revenues expected to decline in the coming years, Garfield County is going to be hard-pressed to fund every program and project that comes along.  Fortunately, there’s help through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Sallie Clark is the Colorado State Director of Rural Development for the U.S.D.A.   The former El Paso County Commissioner ...
  • Senior & Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Glenwood Springs—Time is running out for Garfield County senior citizens to get a big break on their property tax bills. Thanks to Referendum A, passed by Colorado voters in 2000, 50% of the first $200,000 of actual value of a senior citizen’s primary residence is exempt from property tax while the state picks up the ...
  • Avalanche Debris could add to the Bark Beetle Problem ASPEN (AP) – Avalanche debris in Roaring Fork Valley could attract the forest-destroying bark beetle, but White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams says there’s little the agency can do to mitigate the threat. Heavy snowpack unleashed a series of avalanches over the winter that downed spruce and aspen trees in numerous areas – a ...
  • 4th of July Marks the End of Ski Season FRISCO(AP) – Officials with the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area  has ended the ski season with an Independence Day celebration. Ski area spokeswoman Katherine Fuller says the final day drew thousands of skiers and snowboarders to the resort on Thursday, officially ending at 2:30 p.m. Video shot by the resort shows several people carrying American flags ...
  • Nine People Rescued from Poudre River FORT COLLINS (AP) – Firefighters say they rescued nine people from the Poudre River in northern Colorado after getting reports of rafters in trouble. The Poudre Fire Authority said eight people were rescued off a small island in the river in LaPorte on Thursday and a ninth person was found in a tree in the ...
  • Grand Junction Fire Caused by Youth With Illegal Fireworks GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Authorities in western Colorado say an illegal firework set off by a juvenile started a brush fire that briefly led to the evacuation of seven homes. The fire burned about 9 acres in Connected Lake State Park and adjoining neighborhoods northwest of Grand Junction along the Colorado River on Thursday afternoon. ...
  • Close Call on the Colorado River Glenwood Springs—A cool inner tube float down the Colorado River almost took a tragic turn as three people were tossed into the rushing waters in Glenwood Springs Tuesday afternoon. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, two men and a woman were aboard two inner tubes tied together when they ended up in ...
  • Flooding Danger on Local Rivers Redstone—A flood advisory is in effect for the Crystal River near Redstone. The National Weather Service issued the advisory yesterday as the river, flowing at more than twice the mean at 2,100 cfs, is currently over the four foot bank. Planned releases from Reudi Reservoir have also triggered a Flood Advisory for the Frying Pan River ...
  • Another Rafter Lost on Colorado’s Rivers FORT COLLINS (AP) – A Colorado man is missing after being thrown from his raft on the Poudre River. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old David L. Smith of Fort Collins was rafting with a 46-year-old man and his 13-year-old son on Saturday when their raft came out from under them. More than 20 ...
  • Experienced Racer Looses his Life on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A prominent motorcycle racer has died after he crashed near the finish line of an event he had won four times. 36 years old  Carlin Dunne of Santa Barbara, California died Sunday at the 97th Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Dunne crashed his 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype. A reporter ...