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Finalists announced for Garfield County judgeship

The 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission has narrowed its list to two finalists to fill the Garfield County Court judgeship created by the pending retirement of the County Judge Paul Metzger. Nominees are Katharine A. Johnson of Snowmass Village and Angela M. Roff of Glenwood Springs. The finalists were selected...
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Garfield County school districts climb over hiring hump as new school year begins next week

Roaring Fork District schools in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt are heading into the new school year more fully staffed than in recent years. While part of that has to do with an increase in wages for teachers and other district staff resulting from a new mill levy override approved by voters last fall, hiring efforts have also been bolstered by growing new teachers locally and from within the organization, RFSD Chief of Human Resources Angie Davlyn said.
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Some Pitkin commissioners wary of projected needs for jail

Pitkin County commissioners are facing tough decisions on how to provide a bigger, safer jail and how to come up with the millions of dollars to pay for it. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on a temporary fix that involves housing inmates at Garfield County at $60 per day. Some...

Hurst Community Initiative: Broadband Internet in Rural Colorado

This event was recorded on June 22, 2022 as part of the Hurst Community Initiative Town Hall Speaker Series, in partnership with Aspen Public Radio. Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office, Brandy Reitter, moderates a discussion on Broadband Internet initiatives underway in communities of Garfield County's Colorado River Valley. Featuring Diane Kruse, CEO of NEO Connect; Kevin Batchelder, Garfield County Manager; and Derek Hanrahan, from the Town of Silt Board of Trustees. Together, we'll hear first-hand from some of Colorado's most influential advocates for equitable access to high-speed Internet across rural Colorado.
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Commute times keep stretching for Glenwood Springs, Rifle residents

Commuting for work is common anywhere, but for people in Garfield County, those workday trips seem to be getting longer. For Glenwood Springs residents alone, the average commute time has increased by 6 minutes from 2010 to 2020, according to U.S. Census data. The percentage of workers with a commute of 19 minutes or less dropped during the same period from 59.8% to 50.4%. Workers commuting 45 minutes or more nearly doubled from 16.2% in 2010 to 28.3% in 2020.

Lauren Boebert’s neighbor called deputies after confrontation with congresswoman’s husband

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s husband reportedly threatened his neighbors Thursday during what the Garfield County sheriff described as a neighborhood disturbance. Deputies made no arrests, despite the reported threats and property damage. Representatives for Boebert did not reply to messages seeking comment. The incident was surfaced by American Muckrakers,...
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Deputy Manager Jarman tabbed to be the next chief Garfield County manager

Longtime Garfield County staffer Fred Jarman is in line to become the next county manager. County commissioners, at their regular Monday meeting, announced Jarman as their lone in-house finalist to succeed County Manager Kevin Batchelder, who is set to retire next month. Jarman has served in the deputy county manager’s...
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PHOTOS: Garfield County Fair and Rodeo winds down

The Garfield County Fair and Rodeo was filled with colorful sights and sounds Friday and Saturday. A rainbow soared over the fairgrounds just before Big & Rich took center stage in front of a packed house on Friday. A hot and muggy Saturday morning was ushered in by a horse-drawn...

Friday, August 5, 2022

News Reporter Hattison Rensberry brings listeners Friday’s news, including potential improvements to Penny Hot Springs, a new Glenwood lodging tax possibility, a lightning death in Wyoming, Aspen's renewal of an open space tax, and information about the confirmed case of monkeypox in Garfield County. Hattison Rensberry grew up in...

Monkeypox finding its way to the Western Slope

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Garfield County has confirmed one case of monkeypox. Risk for the community remains low. In order to be transmitted, monkeypox generally requires skin to skin contact, direct contact with bodily fluids, or extended face-to-face contact with an infected person. Symptoms typically resemble the flu and...
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Garfield County Fair offers a full weekend for the family

You might have missed the bull riding at the Garfield County Fair, but there is still plenty of excitement this weekend. “It’s all about harvesting dreams and growing our future,” said Carla Farrand, the County Fair director. Friday. Start Friday early and make sure to start the day...