• Smoke in the Air Today from Controlled Burn
    Federal Fire managers are conducting a controlled burn today in the area of West Divide Creek. Smoke is visible throughout the Colorado and Roaring Fork Valleys. The intent of today’s burn is to improve wildlife habitat within the project areas, with an emphasis on enhancing mule deer and other large game winter and transition range forage.
  • Glenwood Man Dies in UTV Crash
    A Glenwood man is dead following a tragic accident involving a “Utility Task Vehicle” or UTV Saturday north of Rifle. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the victim, 53-year-old Todd Sellie, was riding a 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat side-by-side near the nine mile mark on JQS Road Saturday afternoon ...
  • Carbondale Barn Total Loss Following Fire
    Carbondale firefighters responded to a structure fire on Goose Creek Lane near County Road 100 just before noon today. According to Mike Wagner with the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, firefighters found a barn fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The barn collapsed a short time later. Wagner says the fire was contained to ...
  • GLENWOOD SPRINGS ELECTION RESULTS
    GLENWOOD VOTERS LIKE KAUP, GODES FOR COUNCIL AT -LARGE Shelly Kaup             811 votes Charles Willman      724 votes Jonathan Gorst       201 votes Rick Davis                198 WARD 2 Rick Voorhees       unopposed WARD 5 Jonathan Godes                    272 Amber ...
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    LITTLETON MAN KILLED IN ROLLOVER NEAR NEW CASTLE New Castle—The man who died in Sunday’s rollover accident near New Castle was identified as 65 year old Christopher Timmes of Littleton.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Timmes died of blunt force injuries and determined the crash was an accident.  Timmes was wearing a seatbelt.  According to ...
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    RIFLE MAN SOUGHT IN MURDER OF SON-IN-LAW Rifle—The Rifle Police Department along with county and state authorities are looking for the man suspected of shooting and killing his son-in-law Wednesday night outside a North Rifle apartment building.  An an arrest warrant for first degree murder has been issued for 45 year old Michael Francis Montgomery in ...
  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Shooting Suspect
    Rifle Police and others are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred Wednesday night near Wamsley Elementary School. According to Rifle Police Chief Tommy Klein, dispatchers received a call reporting shots fired in the 2600 block of Acacia Avenue (near the Dearfield Park Subdivision) just before 8 o’clock. When officers arrived, they found the victim, 28 year ...
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    SUTEY RANCH LAND EXCHANGE FINAL Carbondale—Two major pieces of property near Carbondale now belong to the public. The final documents were entered into the official record transferring the 557 acre Sutey Ranch north of Carbondale and the 112 acre Haines Parcel along Prince Creek south of Carbondale to the Bureau of Land Management.  BLM Acting Field ...
  • New Castle Structure Fire
    Colorado River Fire Rescue crews are currently fighting a structure fire near the east of River Frontage Road (near mile marker 102 on Interstate 70). The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says the structure is an old building containing lots of tires, which are causing a large amount of black smoke. Eye witnesses familiar with the area ...
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    HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSES REVISED DRILLING SETBACK RULE Denver—It may be temporary, but for now it’s a win for schools and a blow for Colorado’s oil and gas industry. Last night, following more than six hours of testimony, the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee voted 6 to 5 for a bill requiring drilling sites to be ...

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