• Crews Still Monitoring Middle Mamm Fire Rifle—The Middle Mamm Fire south of Rifle has been kicking up quite a bit of smoke lately. The 8-acre, managed burn is in a remote area  and is not a threat to any structures. Officials with the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit say drier weather has influenced fire behavior. Rifle District Ranger Sarah Hankens ...
  • Family of Five Displaced Following House Fire Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs family of five, including a baby, escaped injury in a house fire Tuesday afternoon. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the home on West 12th Street was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived just after 1 pm.  Firefighters had the fire snuffed out in about a half ...
  • Vandals Damage Garfield County Fairgrounds Kitchen Rifle—Rifle police are working to find the vandals who broke into the Garfield County Fairgrounds kitchen, sprayed fire extinguishers and caused at least $25,000  in damage.  In the process, the senseless, destructive late-night stunt also ruined a fundraising event being put on by local Boy Scout Troop 221.  The New Castle and Silt troop had ...
  • Colorado Unemployment Drops Denver—More Coloradoans were collecting paychecks last month. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment the unemployment rate one-tenth of a percentage point from June to July to 2.9 percent.  Over nine thousand people found jobs while the number of people in the unemployment line dropped by 36-hundred.  Most job gains were reported in ...
  • Western Colorado Fire Danger Increasing Grand Junction—The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of Western Colorado due to low humidity, dry fuels and gusty winds.  The warning is in effect from 8 o’clock tonight until tomorrow night for areas below 75-hundred feet in elevation and includes southeast Utah. Controlled burns are discouraged.
  • Glenwood Springs Urging BLM to Investigate Quarry Operator Glenwood Springs—Officials with the city of Glenwood Springs are expressing their disappointment with the Bureau of Land Management’s apparent laissez-faire treatment of a controversial quarry mine expansion. In a letter to the BLM, the city says the latest Plan of Operations submitted by Rocky Mountain Resources for a 5,000% expansion of the Transfer Trail Mine ...
  • West Slope Water Released at Headwaters to Help Fish Hot Sulphur Springs—Conditions at the headwaters of the Colorado River were starting to get low and way too warm, which spelled trouble for trout. That’s why the Colorado River District coordinated water releases with local governments and federal agencies to cool things down. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation and the ...
  • Upcoming Webinar on Sealing Criminal Records Glenwood Springs—Even if you’ve paid your debt to society, a criminal record can be a big obstacle to getting a job, renting an apartment of gaining admission into college.  Under a new law signed this year by Governor Jared Polis, you can have your criminal record sealed.  Later this month, the Northwest and Rural Resort ...
  • Mountain Family Health Receives Award to Fight Opiods Glenwood Springs—The Mountain Family Center in Glenwood Springs was awarded $167,000 to help fight the growing opioid crisis. Mountain Family was one of 19 health centers in Colorado to get a piece of the 3.1 million dollar award from the Department of Health and Human Services. The health centers will use the funds to increase ...
  • Coroner Releases Identity of Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire has confirmed that the person shot by Rifle Police has died. In a press release, Glassmeyer says 57-year-old Rifle resident Allan George died at Grand River Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. The 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team has taken over the investigation of last night’s shooting. A press ...