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Garfield County seeking economic development distinction

Garfield County, along with Mesa, Rio Blanco and other counties that are part of the federal Economic Development Administration Region 11, hope to join other Colorado regions in becoming an economic development district.


Missing Colorado Mom Was Blindfolded & Beaten with Bat by Fiancé, Police Say

Chilling new details have emerged in the case of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth, who police now say was brutally murdered on Thanksgiving Day by her fiancé, Patrick Frazee.


Bundy’s escape forever a part of Garfield County history

As infamous serial killer Ted Bundy finds his way back into mainstream media — including a popular Netflix documentary, a pending new movie and a multitude of retrospective news stories — over 30 years after his death by electric chair, it's hard for some Garfield County residents not to reminisce o


MS-13 gang member captured in Colorado and deported by ICE

DENVER (KKTV) - Authorities tracked a wanted man, reportedly part of the MS-13 gang, to Colorado. ICE announced the deportation of 23-year-old Oscar Antonio Rosas-Alas. He was located and arrested in Eagle County in March of 2018. He was deported on Wednesday.


Girl's death haunted community, police arrested man in Colorado 45 years later

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community.


Garfield County crime briefs: Car theft, fast food, meth and undergarments

At approximately 5:14 p.m. Feb. 7, the owner of a black Ford F150 reported his vehicle stolen. According to the reporting party, the vehicle was stolen "with the key that he kept in the center console."


Colorado could become latest state to pass 'red flag' bill allowing seizure of guns

With Democrats in the majority in the state House and Senate, supporters of a "red flag" bill believe Colorado will join more than a dozen states this year in allowing the seizure of guns from people deemed to pose a threat to themselves or others.


Your Watershed Column: Wild & Scenic Film Festival stops in Glenwood, Rifle

The Middle Colorado Watershed Council (MCWC) is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, bringing inspiring, beautiful movies to the region for two nights this month. The first showing is on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, and the second is on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Rifle's Ute T


Colorado woman's $8,000 tax bill leaves her in tears

Isadora Bielsky's tax bill this year brought her to tears. Last year, her family of four's refund topped $3,600. This year, the Colorado family owed in the thousands. "I plugged it all in and at first I thought oh my goodness we're getting $8,000 back and then I realized it was the wrong color … so


Another storm now hitting Colorado

DENVER — A new storm system is moving into Colorado and will spread heavy snow into the central and southwest mountains. We are seeing a mix of conditions across the plains early on...freezing fog on the plains and light snow near the foothills.


Third skier in four days dies in Colorado avalanche

A backcountry skier was killed in an avalanche triggered Tuesday by snowboarders descending 2,000 feet above him near the Telluride Ski Resort, marking Colorado's third avalanche death in four days.


Battlement Mesa drug bust Tuesday leads to four arrests

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office Threat Assessment Group (TAG), with assistance from the Sheriff’s All-Hazards Response Team, on Tuesday executed a search warrant in Battlement Mesa and subsequently arrested four people including a fugitive with active arrest warrants.


Mr. Bo Mangles Day Means Free Weekend at Colorado Gator Farm

There are only about 50 albino alligators in the entire world and Mr. Bo Mangles is just one of the albino gators at the farm. There are currently five of them at the Colorado Gator Farm.


Working in Colorado mining region gave author urge to seek origins of “gold fever”

Ian Neligh has won many state and national journalism awards for his writing and reporting including first place for online in-depth reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists and first place for investigative reporting from the Colorado Press Association. He developed his passion for st


Armed men shoot at a pair in northeast Colorado Springs

Two armed men shot at a pair they were trying to rob early Friday in northeast Colorado Springs, police said. The thieves approached the victims who were in their car in the 3900 block of Palmer Park Boulevard and demanded their money. They pointed their guns at the people in the car.


Help sought solving fatal hit-and-run in western Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Authorities as asking for help solving a fatal hit-and-run crash in western Colorado. The Post Independent reports 64-year-old Connie Leckwold was hit and killed while walking on westbound Interstate 70 just east of the main Glenwood Springs exit the evening of Valentine’s Day.


Drug use, testing central to Wednesday testimony in Glenwood murder trial

Prosecution continued to present evidence Wednesday, the sixth day of the trial against Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, 29, accused of first-degree murder in the shooting of Blanca Salas-Jurado Oct. 7, 2016.


Alleged child traffickers appear in court

Two people charged with running a child prostitution ring in a Glenwood Springs hotel during the summer of 2017 appeared in court Thursday, along with a Gypsum man accused of paying for sex in the same incident.


West Springs psychiatric hospital finally up and running

Full disclosure: My brother-in-law works for Mind Springs. Pitkin County Commissioner Greg Poschman had been waiting for this moment for almost two years. It marked the first time Poschman, a lifelong resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, had laid eyes on the newly completed West Springs Psychiatric


Warning issued for Edwards residents after 8-10 mountain lions seen roaming neighborhoods

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are alerting residents in the town of Edwards to be on the lookout for mountain lions. Thursday morning, officers received information from witnesses indicating between 8-10 mountain lions are roaming neighborhoods in the community, south of the Eagle River.