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Question: What's the story behind the 'Christmas tree' along U.S. Highway 50?
More than 50 years later, it's about keeping a tradition going, a symbol of survival despite adversity.
Oak Meadows Fire continues to burn near Glenwood Springs
The Aspen Fire Protection District, Basalt Fire Department, Carbondale Fire Protection District, Glenwood Springs Fire District and Colorado River Fire & Rescue were all on scene to day, according to a Facebook post.
1 taken to hospital after motorcycle crash
CLIFTON, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)--One person was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on F ½ Road in Clifton.It happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday on the 3200 block of F ½ Road. The motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, according to our crew on scene.
Motorcycle Accident Sends One Man to Hospital
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Wildfire near Glenwood Springs forces evacuations
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo, — A wildfire has forced the evacuations of several homes in a subdivision near Glenwood Springs Friday night.
Glenwood Springs murder suspect bond set at $1 million
The Garfield County Jail booking photo for Trevor Torreyson, 42, who is accused of first-degree murder in the slaying of Keith Richard Wayne.Photo courtesy of Garfield County Sheriff’s OfficeAmid questioning by an investigator, the homeless man accused in the midweek murder of another transient in W
Cat Coalition hits the streets
Cree Roberts, project coordinator for the Grand Valley Cat Coalition, hangs an informational flyer on houses throughout neighborhoods near Hawthorne Park. She hopes to spay or neuter 90 percent of the cats in a large downtown area of the city.
Democrats seek last-minute support in House District 3
The three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Colorado’s U.S. House District 3 said Sunday they plan to work all the way through Tuesday’s election primary to sway as many voters as possible in their quest to face incumbent Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, in the November general ele
Jail inmate found guilty of welfare fraud
Adam Ray Garcia, 37, allowed his mom and brother to use his electronic benefits card when he was in jail, according to an affidavit for his arrest. He also misrepresented his household income to county officials by stating he didn't live with his wife anymore, calling her his ex, when in fact, they
Update: Oak Meadows fire settles down, crews on guard for flare-ups
Extra firefighting resources are on standby, but for now the Oak Meadows fire that broke out late Friday afternoon south of Glenwood Springs has settled down and is not threatening any structures in the area, according to Garfield County fire officials.“It’s been calm all morning, but the winds are
BLM to pay $1.5 million over canceled leases
The leases were among 25 undeveloped leases covering 33,000 acres that the BLM canceled in late 2016 at the behest of a coalition of governments, environmentalists, ranchers and others in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Meth dominates in felony cases
Earlier, Henderson had set bonds for Shaun M. Brown, 39, and Heather A. Greene, 31, who were stopped on 28 Road in a car with about a gram of methamphetamine and a revolver.
Garfield County Jail inmate believed to have died of natural causes
A man who was found to have died in his Garfield County Jail cell early Thursday morning has been identified as Morris Lee Andreatta, 40, of Glenwood Springs.“The cause and manner of death are pending investigation; however, the investigation into the manner of death is most consistent with a natura
Crime Briefs: Scuffle at bridge underpass
Two Glenwood Springs officers were dispatched to the area of 12thStreet and Blake Avenue on Tuesday evening after receiving reports of a transient underneath the bridge screaming.The officers began to check the area and found multiple boulder barriers and items stowed there as if a temporary residen
Arrest made in Glenwood Springs homicide investigation
Thursday afternoon, the Garfield County Coroner identified Keith Richard Wayne, 56, as the victim. In a press release, the coroner said there were multiple injuries to the head and neck of the victim, and the manner of death is homicide.
PHOTOS: Fire erupts near the Oak Meadows subdivision south of Glenwood Springs
The view from an adjacent ridge of the fire that broke out near the Oak Meadows subdivision on Friday evening.The fire that broke out near the Oak Meadows subdivision on Friday evening which lead to evacuations of all homes in the area.The fire that broke out near the Oak Meadows subdivision on Frid
Rifle man had several pending criminal charges before death
A Rifle man whose body was found along the Colorado River near Parachute earlier this month had several pending criminal court cases in Garfield County, including a number of drug-related charges and a recent domestic incident.Whether any of that recent past played a part in Joshua Gomez's disappear
Fire burns near Glenwood neighborhood
Four single-engine air tankers, a larger air tanker and a helicopter are on route to fight the growing fire, which is near Four Mile Creek, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
Candidates quibble over automation or reopening two offices
Peters is running against Bobbie Gross, the head of the motor- vehicles division, for clerk in Tuesday's primary election. The winner almost will certainly succeed Sheila Reiner, also a Republican, who is term- limited and running for county treasurer.
Welfare fraud: What you need to know
“When you're applying for benefits make sure you read all of the paperwork on your applications and adhere to all the rules and regulations, especially when the eligibility technicians go over all of the rules and regulations with you," said Matt Furphy, welfare fraud investigator.