• Sections: News Published

    Fireworks don’t work during a drought

    It sounds counterintuitive: it’s legal to sell fireworks in Garfield County, but their use — even in unincorporated areas — is absolutely banned.

    “We have the fireworks stand in the west end of our district, and in years like this, it can be pretty controversial,”read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    The little engine that still can

    When Carbondale crews arrived on a mutual aid call for the Oak Meadows Fire up Four Mile, Jim Hawkins and his 1965 Dodge PowerWagon fire engine were there ahead of them.

    Jim owns Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Sharill, but he’sread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Impasse averted in Thompson Park affordable housing debate

    With only four of seven members present at the latest of Town Council meeting, the Thompson Park development needed unanimous support to move forward — and their initial proposal wasn’t getting it.

    With nine years and thousands of dollars already invested, the developer was pushingread more →

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    Libel suit decision vindicates North Fork activist

    Peter Kolbenschlag can breathe a little easier after a District Court Judge in Delta County, Colorado dismissed a libel suit filed against him by energy company SG Interests.

    When an energy company that owns oil, gas, and coal interests throughout the US, donated over $10,000read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Prince Creek camping getting an official makeover

    With great use comes infrastructure improvements.

    As work wraps up on newly beautified bike trails along Prince Creek, the Bureau of Land Management is turning its attention to the mess of unofficial campsites tucked among the gambel oaks.

    Back in 2015, the Bureauread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Learning from the past

    Perhaps a few old timers will remember this  incident from a reprint of a 1951 Rocky Mountain News article concerning the Crystal River Valley; and perhaps some newer residents will take heed of its implications.

    My deceased mother saved this article in one of her scrapbooks. Although… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Oak Meadows Fire flares up Four Mile

    Crews were expected to be released Monday night following the final mop up of the fire that consumed around 50 acres near the Oak Meadows subdivision along Four Mile Road southwest of Glenwood Springs.

    A 200-yard brush fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. June 22  and quickly grew to around… read more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Guest Column from Diane Mitsch Bush, 3rd Congressional District democratic candidate

    I am running for Congress because Donald Trump and Congressman Scott Tipton are moving us backwards and they are dividing us. My guiding principle is that together we can create a more just, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous future for ALL;read more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    Settlement reached in Thompson Divide lawsuit

    Press release from Wilderness Workshop

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it has reached a settlement in the lawsuit filed by oil and gas company SG Interests over the cancellation of 18 leases to drill in the Thompson Divide area of the White River Nationalread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Guest Column from Arn Menconi, 3rd Congressional District democratic candidate

    Follow the money and you see who and want runs America. What are the federal government’s five biggest benefactors?
    1. Finance & Banking
    2. Military and Security complex
    3. Oil and Gasread more →