Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties awarded $2.7 million through West Mountain Regional Health Alliance
The West Mountain Regional Health Alliance (WMRHA) was awarded a $2.7 million Transformational Homelessness Response Grant for the Valley Alliance to End Homelessness (VAEH), which will serve Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties in supplying shelter for those without a roof over their heads. A regional homeless response system collaborative, composed...
1,300 fentanyl pills, methamphetamine, $2,000 cash seized during arrest
Investigators with the Special Problem Enforcement and Response Task Force in Garfield County made an arrest and seized a lot of drugs during an investigation on Thursday. Officers seized about 1,300 fentanyl pills, 45 grams of methamphetamine and $2,000.Anthony Toovey was arrested during the investigation. According to Garfield County, Toovey has been arrested four times this year by the SPEAR Task Force and a total of eight times in Garfield County since he was released from the Department of Corrections and placed on parole on Feb. 28.Investigators said additional arrests are expected in this case.
UPDATE: Interstate 70 reopens at Canyon Creek west of Glenwood Springs
UPDATE 4:50 P.M. FRIDAY, JUNE 2: Interstate 70 is now reopened in both directions at the Canyon Creek exit west of Glenwood Springs. The eastbound lanes of I-70 originally closed at 3:21 p.m. following a wreck, a Garfield County emergency alert states. Support Local Journalism. Readers around Glenwood Springs and...
Repeat offender arrested in Garfield County for fentanyl, meth possession
A Silt man was arrested in connection to a seizure of about 1,300 fentanyl pills, 45 grams of methamphetamine and $2,000 in cash, a Friday Garfield County Sheriff’s Office news release states. An investigation into the distribution of these drugs was conducted by the Garfield County Special Problem Enforcement...
One dead following Memorial Day crash near Silt
A two-vehicle crash on Monday on U.S. Highway 6 just east of Silt resulted in the death of a New Castle male, the Colorado State Patrol said on Thursday. Near 9 a.m. on Monday, a 79-year-old Silt resident driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck eastbound on Highway 6 was taking a turn north onto Davis Point Road when his vehicle was struck by a 50-year-old New Castle resident driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The un-bear-able facts: What to do and how to prevent bears as hibernation comes to a close
With the summer season quickly approaching, human interactions with wildlife in Garfield County are sure to occur. As bears come out of hibernation and find themselves in the mountainous trees of Roaring Fork Valley, here’s what you need to know about wildlife interaction safety for the 2023 summer. Editor’s...
The top 10 places people in Pitkin County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Pitkin County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Disturbing 911 Call Reveals Alleged Assault by Rep. Lauren Boebert's Husband, Stirring Controversy
New audio unveils a distressing 911 call made by the son of Rep. Lauren Boebert in December, shedding light on an alleged incident where his father, Jayson, purportedly assaulted him by forcefully throwing him around their house. The teenager dialed the Garfield County dispatch twice, first at 6:46 p.m. and then at 6:53 p.m., providing harrowing details of the assault. In the second call, the young caller attempted to retract his accusations while the Colorado Congresswoman, heard yelling in the background, intervened, asserting that her son "doesn't need help."
Fentanyl distribution arrest in Garfield County
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug bust yesterday that resulted in the seizure of fentanyl, methamphetamine and cash. Garfield County Special Problem Enforcement and Response (SPEAR) Task Force uncovered about 1500 fentanyl pills, 45 grams of methamphetamine and $2000 on June 1 while investigating the distribution of fentanyl.
PI Editorial: More proactive measures like CMC’s mill levy reduction could soften blow of looming property tax spike
There’s no doubt at this point that Colorado residential property owners could see a property tax reckoning next year. Many Garfield County residents have received valuations from the assessor’s office showing a dramatic rise in property taxes come 2024, but it’s not limited to just our community or region. Colorado voters in 2020 passed a ballot measure basically overturning TABOR, which had previously acted as a handbrake to keep property taxes from rising too quickly. Combine that with the frenzy of home buying our state saw in the pandemic years and it looks like taxes are almost guaranteed to rise by double-digits next year.
The top 10 places people in Garfield County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Garfield County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Fentanyl Distribution Arrest
Garfield County SPEAR (Special Problem Enforcement and Response) Task Force. conducted an investigation into the distribution of fentanyl on 06-01-23. The. investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 1300 Fentanyl pills, 45. grams of methamphetamine and $2000.00. Anthony Toovey was arrested during the investigation. Anthony Toovey has been. arrested four...
Father spreads drug awareness after family tragedy
"Hopefully [we'll] be able to save someone's life whether it's a child or adult maybe it will open someone's eyes to the reality of what this drug does"
Welcome to Earth; please don’t mind all the junk!
There are two things we can count on in this world: death and taxes, and while death still appears to be an absolute, Garfield County property taxes are somewhat negotiable until June 8. The thing is, the county reassessed property values at the height of the roller coaster that is the housing market (especially in our little kingdom), and while the price of homes may come back down, we all know the taxes won’t.
Utah law seeks to avert conflicts — like a recent one in Colorado — over graduation attire
This is the first graduation season since the Utah Legislature passed a law allowing public school students to wear items of religious or cultural significance at graduation.
Garfield County Public Health to distribute naloxone
Garfield County Public Health will now distribute free naloxone to those in need at both its Glenwood Springs and Rifle locations. Glenwood Springs location: 2014 Blake St. Garfield County Public Health has taken a significant step in the ongoing battle against opioid overdoses by offering free naloxone, a life-saving medication, to its residents.
911 call details alleged assault involving Boebert's son and husband
New audio details a 911 call made by U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert's son in December, where he reported his father Jayson allegedly assaulting him by "throwing" him around the house.Boebert's son made two calls on Dec. 11, 2022 -- one at 6:46 p.m. and another at 6:53 p.m. -- to Garfield County dispatch to detail the assault. In the second call, the teenager tried to walk back the accusations before the Colorado congresswoman, who had been heard yelling in the background, takes the phone to say her son "doesn't need help."The teen, sobbing and gasping for air, also says in...
Student wears custom stole to graduation despite school district policy
Grand Valley High School senior Naomi Peña Villasano wore a stole with the Mexican and American flags on it to her graduation ceremony on Saturday after the Garfield County School District No. 16 forbade it. Villasano wore the stole despite a judge denying her request for a restraining order...
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