• Garfield County Approves 1041 Mining Regulations
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved new mining regulations using it’s authority granted by the state’s 1041 powers. After a lengthy presentation from staff members and attorney Barbara Green, the board went along with the recommendation of the county planning commission to multiple amendments for Article 14 of the Garfield County Land ...
  • Many Catholic Churches Open Doors
    DENVER (AP) – Catholics across much of Colorado are allowed to celebrate Mass in-person again as the coronavirus eases in the state. While the details vary church to church, worshipers must wear masks and practice social distancing. Schedules also have changed, and some churches are celebrating Mass more frequently and are asking people to sign ...
  • More Colorado Restaurants Opening
    DENVER (AP) – Health officials say they are disappointed with one Colorado restaurant’s decision to open for sit-down service Sunday and will follow up with the owners. A video posted by Colorado Community Media showed a crowd of people inside C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock on Mother’s Day. People were sitting at tables ...
  • Glenwood Springs Court Win in RMI Suit
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—It’s a small victory for the city of Glenwood Springs in the overall war against the quarry expansion. Today, 9th Judicial District Court Judge Anne Norrdin granted the city’s motion to intervene in Rocky Mountain Industries’ lawsuit against Garfield County.  The Bevery Hills, California-based company claims the county has no regulatory authority over it’s ...
  • Pitkin County Announces “Road Map to Reopening”
    A road map to reopening has been laid out by medical experts in Pitkin County. The first part of the journey begins this Saturday, May 9. A medical advisory team at Aspen Valley Hospital and Pitkin County Public Health has decided to align with the state’s Safer at Home Order with a number of local ...
  • Virtual Meeting Glitch Forces Garfield County to Postpone Hearing on Mining Regulations
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Monday’s big public hearing on the new mining regulations for Garfield County was preempted by technical difficulties. Despite their best efforts, the county’s tech experts couldn’t get the live web stream meeting to function properly. Commissioners Mike Samson and Tom Jankovsky decided to postpone the hearing until next Monday, May 11th at 1 pm. ...
  • Garfield County Prepares to Ban Personal Fireworks
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The use of personal fireworks will soon be prohibited for the year in unincorporated Garfield County. The Board of County Commissioners gave the initial approval to the ordinance on the recommendation of Sheriff Lou Vallario and Emergency Services Manager Chris Bornholdt.  Vallario says normally, preparations are made for wildfires during the late spring and ...
  • Glenwood Springs Cancels Spring Cleanup
    Spring cleanup in Glenwood Springs is not happening this year because of COVID-19 and social distancing limitations. City Manager Debra Figueroa says she had no choice but to cancel the annual event where residents get their junk hauled to the dump for free. Instead, residents who ask will receive vouchers for one free pickup truck ...
  • Garfield County Offices Will Remain Closed This Week
    While many businesses are reopening their doors, Garfield County offices will remain closed to walk-in traffic. That doesn’t mean you can’t take care of business. County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico says for the past six weeks the only people to step foot in the office were employees. Alberico says they can’t work remotely but ...
  • Country Jam 2020 Canceled
    After holding out hope that Country Jam would happen this year, the organizers of the event have chosen to cancel due to concerns about COVID-19. Country Jam staff say they are looking forward to Country Jam 2021. Due to artist touring schedules, the lineup is expected to change.