Rifle, CO

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Wheels continue to turn for Grand Hogback bike trail development

Avid mountain bikers say right around 20 miles is when a Colorado trail reaches “destination status.” A current project creating a massive singletrack bike trail at Rifle Arch is one rock garden closer to joining the club, according to a Rifle official. “Everyone’s coming to Rifle,” Rifle City...
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Federal grant helps fund transportation projects across CO

Colorado is getting nearly $46 million for transportation projects across the state. That money is coming from the Department of Transportation's Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program.That program was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and welcomed by Colorado U.S Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper as well as Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday. That law helps boost funding for roads, bridges and transportation projects across the nation. The project breakdown for Colorado is as follows: The Westward Three project in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, and Rifle will receive $24.2 million; the Rio Grande Intermodal Transportation Project...
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Rifle takes next step toward removal of former water treatment facility

An old, inoperable water treatment plant in a Rifle residential neighborhood is now slated for asbestos removal, with the city now hoping it’s one step closer to razing the facility. Rifle City Council on Aug. 3 approved a $39,995 asbestos abatement for the property, which has been offline since...

Colorado transportation projects granted nearly $46M in federal funding

Three transportation projects in Colorado will receive nearly $46 million in federal funding from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program. Of the funds, $4.7 million will go to the Rio Grande Intermodal Transportation Project in Alamosa, $16.8 million will go to the Side Connector Project...

Low Water Levels at Rifle Gap Reservoir Force the Boat Ramp to Close

As Western Colorado moves through the dog days of summer, many are noticing the low water levels in our rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. In Grand Junction, many have noticed the low water level of the Colorado River at Las Colonias River Park. Earlier in the year, Highline Lake had to delay the opening of its boat ramp due to low water levels. Here in August, we have word that low water at Rifle Gap Reservoir has forced an early closure of that access point.

Work in Progress: Aug. 11, 2022

“A sea swallow tunneling for earth’s warmth,” you answer. You, who love the spicy smells of turning over life’s dark humus,. faithfully migrating back to where the mystery began. I am. By Sheila Markowitz. Glenwood Springs. I pretend. I’m a bird — a gentle bird circling high...
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Vidakovich column: Get ready for a pair of running adventures, both for good causes

This coming Saturday, Aug. 13, the annual Pyro’s Push it Up Trail Run & Walk will be held on the West Elk Trail north of New Castle. The race is run each year at this time in honor of former New Castle resident and U.S. Air Force Capt. William “Pyro” DuBois, who passed away while defending our country when his F-16 crashed in the Middle East on Dec. 1, 2014.
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Hiring hassles in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is an ever growing city, but growth is hard when businesses can’t hire people to work for them. “According to Indeed analytics we’re in a 99% hardest to hire area,” said Glenwood Springs Jimmy John’s franchise owner Matthew Spidell. Almost every industry in Glenwood...
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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.

Hurst Community Initiative: Transportation & Plans for Future Resilience

This event was recorded on May 11, 2022 as part of the Hurst Community Initiative Town Hall Speaker Series, in partnership with Aspen Public Radio. Colorado Department of Transportation's Nathan Lindquist moderates an engaging discussion on transportation in and around the city of Glenwood Springs, including recent steps to improve regional thoroughfares and plans for future resilience. Featuring Colorado Department of Transportation Director, Shoshana Lew; Roaring Fork Valley Transit Authority Director, Dan Blankenship; and City of Glenwood Springs Transportation Director, Terri Partch. Together, we'll hear first-hand from the administrators working to ensure the future vitality, safety, and regional efficiency along the I-70 and HWY 82 corridors.

Monday, August 8, 2022

KDNK's Morgan Neely has information on last week's house fire in Silt that spread into nearby brush. Up the Roaring Fork Valley, the City of Aspen's residential development moratorium expires. Reporter Hattison Rensberry talks local fun(gi) with local fun guy Hamilton Pevic; state Republicans file a campaign finance complaint against Gov. Jared Polis; and the FBI releases a list of almost 180 missing Indigenous people throughout New Mexico and the Navajo Nation.