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

Glenwood South Bridge FEMA Grant Denied

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ hopes for a South Bridge suffered a big blow when a 30 million dollar grant was denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city’s “Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities” grant application was deemed ineligible the FEMA. Construction on the 56 million dollar project would have begun next spring but now the … Read more

Garfield Commissioners Ask for Two Rural Districts in Redistricting Efforts

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—With the new census comes new congressional districts.  The Garfield County Board of Commissioners recently signed a resolution in support of creating two new rural districts.  The resolution, which passed unanimously, says the eastern plains and Southern Colorado should be considered a “Community of Interest” just like the Western Slope.  The new redistricting map … Read more

Colorado COVID Restrictions Coming to an End

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has lifted his pandemic state of emergency and rescinded all related executive orders, citing the state’s progress in combating the coronavirus. The governor did sign an executive order focusing on pandemic recovery and promoting vaccinations. Polis has issued several hundred executive orders since declaring the state of emergency … Read more