Mudslide on Avalanche Creek Road

There has been a mudslide on Avalanche Creek Road (in the Crystal Valley) approximately 1/2 mile off Hwy 133. Crews will not be able to clear the slide due to the risk of further slides overnight.  Anyone camping or recreating in the area will have hunker down until morning when crews can survey the area … Read more

I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon will be Closed Overnight

I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is closed in both directions again this evening due to several debris flows that occurred around 5:30 p.m. this evening. The extended closure is between Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) and Exit 133 (Dotsero), with an additional closure point at Exit 87 (West Rifle). Crews are continuing to assess the slide areas, … Read more

I-70 Closed through Glenwood Canyon Due to Flash Flood Warning

I-70 is closed in both directions from Glenwood Springs (MM116) and Dotsero (MM133) due to a flash flood warning issued by the national weather service. Eastbound traffic is being diverted on to Hwy 13 at west Rifle (MM87) local traffic will be allowed to continue on the interstate to Glenwood Springs, where the interstate is … Read more

Hwy 133 Closed Due to Mudslide

Update (7/21 7:45 AM): Highway 133 is open with one lane of alternating traffic. Delays are expected as cleanup continues. Update:  At 11:35 Crews have moved the closure to the Redstone Blvd intersection.  All lanes are blocked due to the mudslide. Hwy 133 between MM53 & 54 is closed due to a mudslide just north … Read more

Vehicle Stolen From Montezuma County Recovered in Silt

Update: At approximately 10:00 PM this evening, The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office posted on their official Facebook page that three suspect in this case was arrested in Summit County. He was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle at the time he was arrested. The post did not indicate if that was the vehicle stolen in Silt. … Read more

Former Rifle Quarterback Will be New Football Coach

Former Rifle High School quarterback, wrestling champion, and 2002 graduate Ryan Whittington will take the reins following the team’s state championship win under Todd Casebeer. The RE-2 district made the announcement on their website. After starting at quarterback for three years for the Bears, and winning the state wrestling championship his senior year, Whittington played … Read more

Group Calls for End to “Waste” of Colorado River Water

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Farmers, conservationists, and small-town business owners are calling for an end to what they call wasteful uses of Colorado River water. On Thursday, they gathered at Hoover Dam to demand the federal government scrap plans to divert water from Lake Powell upstream to accommodate anticipated growth. They said it didn’t … Read more

Glenwood Canyon Closed Due to Flash Flood Warning

Update (8:30 PM): Both directions I-70 open through Glenwood Canyon. Update (6:30 PM): C-DOT says there are two small mudslides that need to be cleared before the road reopens. There is no estimate for reopening the road. Stop us if you’ve heard this one… Both directions of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon are closed due to … Read more

I-70 Closed From Glenwood (116) to Dotsero (133)

Final update (6:00 PM): I-70 is open in both directions between exit 87 (west Rifle) and exit 133 (Dotsero). Update (5:30 PM): The warning from the National Weather Service has expired, however i-70 will remain closed due to continued heavy rain and potential for flash flooding in Glenwood Canyon. (Headline updated to reflect expanded closure.) … Read more

City of Glenwood Returns to In-Person Meetings

Starting with this week’s City Council meeting, all City of Glenwood Springs public meetings are returning to an in-person format. Meeting details including location can be found at www.cogs.us/calendar The following list is current as of July 12 Airport Commission – In-person meetings resume August 19 at 7:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Arts & … Read more