• Garfield County Must Remain in “Safer at Home” as COVID Cases Spike
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County is being ordered to stay “Safer at Home.” The county’s hope to move to the less restrictive “Protect our Neighbors” phase of reopening has been dashed by the shocking resurgence of COVID-19 cases.  Sara Brainard with the Garfield County Public Health Department says 41 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported ...
  • Brush Fire Snarls Morning Traffic Into Glenwood
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A rapidly-spreading, wind-whipped brush fire near Canyon Creek that brought eastbound I-70 traffic to a crawl this morning was human caused. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the call went out at 7:32 to a brush fire on the south side of I-70 near mile marker 109.  No one was hurt, ...
  • Toppling of Controversial Capitol Statue Under Investigation
    DENVER (AP) – Police in Denver are investigating the toppling of a statue outside the Capitol that recognized a Union cavalry regiment that fought Confederate forces. The statue also acknowledged soldiers’ role in an 1864 massacre of Native Americans. The incident comes as protesters across the nation have defaced and torn down statues of historic ...
  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Garfield County
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—At one minute past midnight, Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect in unincorporated Garfield County. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with fire officials throughout the valley decided the fire danger is worsening  by the day. 15 red flag warnings have been issued to date by the National Weather Service which is ...
  • Drought Conditions Worsen in the Roaring Fork Valley
    BASALT—Most of Colorado is now in a “flash drought.”  According to the Colorado Climate Center, high, hot winds coupled with low humidity creates conditions that are worse than a regular drought due to excessive moisture loss from the ground. To make matters worse, river and stream flows in the Roaring Fork Watershed continue to plummet ...
  • Colorado Jobless Claims Fall
    DENVER—Unemployment claims fell below 10,000 for the first time in three months.  According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, 9,882 regular claims were filed for the week ending June 20th. State officials say the drop is likely due to more people reentering the workforce as health regulations ease. The year-to-date numbers are still ...
  • Glenwood Springs Water To be Restored
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Showers, car washes and other non-essential water use can resume at 5 o’clock this afternoon in Glenwood Springs. The raw water main on Red Mountain Drive has been repaired. The line broke Wednesday just before noon and forced the city water department to shut it off right away.  Water reserves are being refilled.  Officials ...
  • Carbondale Sinkhole Repaired
    CARBONDALE—10 truckloads delivered 125 tons of road base material to repair the massive sinkhole in Carbondale. The hole was discovered Wednesday by C-DOT employee Tim Holbrook who was filling a pothole on Highway 133.  Holbrook said, “I thought I was staring down into my tomb and grave.”  The sinkhole was 12 feet deep and 15 ...
  • West Glenwood Springs House Fire
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Three people managed to escape a house fire unharmed in West Glenwood Springs two nights ago. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a fire started on the third floor of a house on Mountain Shadow Drive around 7:30 Wednesday night. The 911 call was made at 7:48. Crews arrived within six ...
  • COVID Relief Effort Successful in Rifle
    RIFLE—Several Rifle business owners were able to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 outbreak and shutdown thanks to federal emergency loans. Katie Mackley with Rifle Regional Economic Development Corporation (RREDC) handled the distribution of the loans for the city.  She says the first round of loans and grants through the CARES Act was completed ...