• Garfield County “Safer at Home” Interview
    In a special call-in show this afternoon, Gabe and Ron were joined by Garfield County Public Health Director, Yvonne Long, to talk about Garfield County’s implementation of the statewide “Safer at Home” which starts April 27. As you listen, remember, municipalities can enact stricter regulations than those enacted by the State and the County. Additional links to ...
  • GoFundMe Campaign Created for Glenwood Firefighters
    The COVID-19 crisis has added more stress and anxiety to a group of men and women who are already under a great deal of pressure, firefighters. In addition to answering calls around the clock crews at the Glenwood Srings Fire Department are sharing the economic burden due to city-wide budget cuts in addition to a ...
  • COVID-19 Posing Challenges for Elections
    The COVID-19 crisis has dominated the headlines and the airwaves for nearly two months. It has overshadowed the fact that this is an election year. With the virus expected to be around for a while, voting during the June 30 primary may present some new challenges since ballots cannot be cast virtually. Garfield County Clerk ...
  • Local Officer Named New Carbondale Chief of Police
    The Rifle Police Department’s loss is Carbondale’s gain. Rifle Police Sergeant Kirk Wilson will be the new Police Chief in Carbondale. After interviews and background checks of four qualified candidates, Wilson rose to the top. He’s been appointed by Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington and will be formally voted in by the Board of Trustees ...
  • Garfield County COVID-19 Update
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The pandemic has health officials putting in a lot of long, hard hours. Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long says her department is working diligently with local hospitals and the state to report accurate numbers in an effort to track the virus, limit the spread and flatten the curve. She says once a ...
  • Governor Announces Plans for Slowly Reopening the State
    DENVER—Coloradans will begin to feel the weight of the COVID-19 restrictions lighten a little at a time starting next Monday, April 27th.  Governor Jared Polis says his Stay at Home order will transition to a recommendation of ‘stay home if you can.’ This is Phase 2 of his effort to get everyone back to work ...
  • Peach, Pear and Cherry Crops Affected by Recent Freeze
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Food suppliers in western Colorado said they are concerned about peach crops after a potentially devastating freeze struck Grand Valley orchards. National Weather Service meteorologist Kris Sanders reported a record low 19 degrees Monday in Grand Junction, two degrees below the previous record set in 1933 by an Arctic cold ...
  • Local Officials Roll Out Mobile Testing Lab
    The first COVID-19 mobile testing lab in Colorado will soon be rolling out in Pitkin County. The County’s Incident Command Trailer is being modified to conduct tests purchased from Aytu Bioscience. Pitkin County Incident Management Team spokesman Bill Linn says the mobile lab will go where it’s needed, rather than forcing residents to travel to ...
  • Voters Approve Sale of MOC to RFTA
    The City of Glenwood Springs can now sell the Municipal Operations Center to the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority. In yesterday’s special election, Glenwood voters approved ballot question A, 1019 for to 454 against. Mayor Jonathan Godes says the price and the contract have already been worked out with RFTA. In a letter of agreement, RFTA ...
  • Valley View, Grand River Hospitals Say Patient Volumes are Manageable
    Garfield County’s two hospitals say they are managing to keep up with patient needs during the pandemic. In Glenwood Springs, Valley View Hospital has collected 275 specimens through yesterday, 29 tests came back positive with five results pending. So far 15 patients have been admitted to the hospital since the outbreak, 12 have been discharged. On ...