UPDATE: Xfinity/Comcast restored to most of Roaring Fork Valley
People packed into the Glenwood Springs Library on Monday morning after a Comcast/Xfinity outage caused many to be without WiFi or phone service. The outage happened at 7:50 a.m. after an excavator working for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority severed some fiber optic cables at 27th Street and Grand Avenue, said Leslie Oliver, senior director of external communications at Comcast.
Glenwood Meadows is getting a face lift
The Glenwood Meadows Rebuild project began Monday, which will block some of the entrance ways to the popular shopping center. The City of Glenwood Springs is beginning phase one of five of rebuilding the Glenwood Meadows roadway, and they anticipate the project to be complete by November. Phase one began...
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...
2 Colorado Donut Shops Best in The Nation According to Yelp
Everyone loves donuts and if you are looking for some of the best places to get your donut fix, you've come to the right place. I have had donuts from all over the country and some are leaps and bounds above the rest. Colorado's donut scene is always innovative with...
New Castle local narrowly escapes Sudan’s civil war
Missiles, bombings and a cacophony of small-arms fire suddenly erupted outside Isela Ventura’s apartment in Khartoum, Sudan. Incoming attacks sounded like an airliner taking off right next to her building, she said. Electricity off, running water nil, communications cut, airport bombed, the New Castle resident was told by her...
RFTA bus project causes woes on the internet highway
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s $22.72 million project to add pedestrian underpasses to serve a major bus station in Glenwood Springs got off to an inauspicious start Monday. A contractor who was “clearing and grubbing” the site in preparation for the work severed a fiber optic cable resulting in...
Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information Available for Businesses Impacted by Hwy 133 Closure - Local Businesses Encouraged to Complete Disaster Injury Worksheet
Delta and Gunnison County Emergency Management in partnership with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) encourage businesses with financial losses caused by the CO Highway 133 closure which began on May 2, 2023 to complete the estimated economic damage impact worksheet from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
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. […]
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.
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...
Monday Letters: Downtown parking needs, addressing wolves, protecting Thompson Divide, visiting Dolores River
The City of Glenwood yet again lacks specific direction when it comes to building a “thriving downtown.” How, you might ask? By chalking tires of anyone who parks downtown and handing out a $40 ticket if the vehicle is in the same parking spot for more than two hours.
Driver seriously injured following Wednesday crash in Rifle
One person was flown to a hospital with serious injuries following a crash in Rifle on Wednesday morning, according to the Rifle Police Department. RPD Public Information Officer Angela Mills said the driver hit a tree in a parking lot while traveling eastbound on East 16th Street. The call came in shortly after 9 a.m.
Vidakovich column: Safe at home plate
Early in the morning of Memorial Day, I went for a run from near the baseball diamond at Two Rivers Park, out to where the Rio Grande Trail makes a quick loop turnaround across the street from Alpine Bank. I then, as I always do, headed back to my starting point at the park. It’s a route that a friend and I call “The Home Plate Run,” because that is where the roughly 3.4-mile loop begins and ends.
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...
Strawberry Days Festival announces 2023 main stage lineup
Editor’s note: This article previously misstated that the band named Dustin Elliot and The Broken Rodeo will be performing when really the band’s name is Dustin Elliot and The Broken Radio. The band is scheduled to play from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17 on the festival’s main stage....
Empty Nesters Enjoy Big-Sky Views in their New Carbondale Home with a Modern Twist
After enjoying the early part of their retirement in Denver, the empty nesters decided to shake things up and spend an entire month in Carbondale. They had been visiting the Roaring Fork area for years and adored the healthy and happy people who live in the valley, plus the area’s big-sky views and access to skiing, biking, hiking and camping. By the end of their stay, they had begun hunting for property, ultimately buying a one-acre-plus lot with views of Mount Sopris and the Crystal River. “We wanted a different, more adventurous life,” the husband says.
PHOTOS: Yampah Mountain High School bids farewell to the class of 2023
The Yampah Mountain High School class of 2023 celebrated graduation at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Friday. Sixty eight students earned their high school diplomas as they step forward into a new chapter of their lives.
Amendments to Downtown Design Overlay ready for first reading next Glenwood Springs City Council meeting
Glenwood Springs city staff presented changes Thursday to the Downtown Design Overlay project to City Council based on public feedback. The city was able to receive public comment by holding two public work sessions, and staff received good feedback to make the amendments, Glenwood Springs Director of Economic and Senior Development Hannah Klausman said.
Cub scouts honor U.S. military’s fallen in New Castle
Cub Scout 221 of New Castle and local residents attended a Memorial Day Flag ceremony at High Land Cemetery in New Castle on Monday, a city news release states. “We honored our service men and women who are no longer with us with a moment of silence. A prayer was offered by the Cub Scouts as well,” the release states. “The flag ceremony was completed with a gun salute by Rich Medina, Mike Miller, Eric Williams, Andy Esquibel, Joe McNeal and Yadi Guthrie played Taps on the trumpet.”
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.
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