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American Airlines will have daily air service from Dallas to Eagle County

May 28, 2017 — GYPSUM — Starting Friday, another daily-service option will be available into and out of Eagle County Regional Airport — for the next 10 months. The EGE Air Alliance — a nonprofit group dedicated to building service to the airport — this week announced a deal […]

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Displaced teacher situation still shaking out in Roaring Fork Schools

May 28, 2017 — A handful of teachers who were displaced or had their contracts non-renewed due in part to enrollment shifts to the new elementary/middle Riverview School in Glenwood Springs are still actively seeking new positions within the district, according to the latest update provided to the Roaring […]

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Frontier Museum home now on city’s ‘landmarks’ list

May 27, 2017 — A Colonial-style house dating to the early part of the 20th century that has been home to much of Glenwood Springs' archived history for the past 45 years has itself been given the official historic local landmark stamp by the city. Glenwood City Council recently […]

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Man found dead in Maroon Lakes area was from Arizona

May 27, 2017 — A man found dead Saturday morning near Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area was from Arizona, the Pitkin County coroner’s office said Monday morning. The body of Jeffrey Bushroe, 27, of Tucson, was found just past 7 a.m. Saturday by another hiker who […]

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Junk wanted: ‘American Pickers’ to film in Colorado

May 27, 2017 — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team plan to film episodes of the hit series "American Pickers" in Colorado in July. "American Pickers" is a History Channel documentary series that explores the world of antique "picking." It follows Wolfe and Fritz, two of the most […]

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SWAT team called to armed standoff in Silverthorne

May 27, 2017 — A SWAT team responded to a report of an armed individual barricaded in a residence Saturday afternoon in Silverthorne. According to a news release from the Summit County Sheriff's Office, deputies initially responded to a harassment call at approximately 4:53 p.m. A suspect then reportedly […]

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Guest opinion: The path is clear for Crystal Valley trail

May 27, 2017 — Many of us are excited about the upcoming plans to extend the Crystal Valley trail from the KOA campground to the top of McClure Pass. Impetus for this project has come from Gov. Hickenlooper's inclusion of this project in his recent trails program "16 in […]

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Integrative Pet Vet: How to help pets cope with tick season

May 27, 2017 — Tick season in Colorado is early spring to early summer. These unsettling little creatures are often found in the woods, in grassy, brushy areas on the edge of fields and along commonly used trails. According to Colorado State University Extension, more than 30 tick species […]

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Message to Grand Valley HS grads: Don’t be average

May 27, 2017 — Families, friends and colleagues of 64 graduating seniors came together for Saturday's commencement at Grand Valley High School in Parachute. Class-nominated commencement speaker Sam McLeod, an English teacher at the school, praised students' accomplishments and encouraged them as they faced the future of adulthood. "Whatever […]

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Mussel-contaminated boats threaten CO waters

May 27, 2017 — The aggressive aquatic nuisance species inspection program operated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife has been successful in keeping quagga and zebra mussels out of the state. Waters in several surrounding states, however, are infested with mussels and that is a serious problem for Colorado. So […]

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Memorial Day tradition

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Yampah graduation a celebration of uniqueness

May 26, 2017 — Justice Bouchet could have donned the ceremonial cap and gown after her junior year, having earned enough credits through the traditional high school system to graduate early. She decided to use her senior year to spread her wings at Yampah Mountain High School instead. It […]

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Glenwood sophomore awarded Ford Explorer

May 26, 2017 — Kevin Ayon was the lucky Glenwood Springs High School student who won an SUV from Glenwood Springs Ford during the school's final assembly Friday morning. This was the third year that the local Ford dealership gave away a car to a Glenwood student meeting high […]

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Red tape eliminated from Basalt whitewater park

May 25, 2017 — A snafu that threatened to prevent easy access to a new whitewater park in Basalt was resolved this week, and town officials expect to see a spike in use as the water rises. The town of Basalt removed a fence that blocked access to the […]

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Schools seek parent planning for bridge detour

May 24, 2017 — The Roaring Fork Schools want to know how parents and their kids are planning to approach their daily commutes to and from school during the upcoming Grand Avenue bridge detour. The school district last week launched an online survey asking parents to provide feedback on […]

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Playground vandal cuts special needs kids’ joy

May 24, 2017 — A selfish vandal has destroyed one of the things that brought joy to a special group of students at Sopris Elementary School in Glenwood Springs. Parker Wilson, a fifth-grader at Sopris who has cerebral palsy, wrote to the Post Independent that she and her friends […]

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IRS may call you after all

May 23, 2017 — The IRS impostor scam has been the No. 1 most reported scam to the Better Business Bureau the last two years. To help people in the community recognize a tax scam, remember that the IRS will never call you to collect an outstanding tax debt. […]

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Tail feathers from vandalized sculpture recovered

May 23, 2017 — The case of the missing iron tail feathers ripped off a bronze sculpture that used to adorn the southeast corner of Ninth and Grand in Glenwood Springs has been at least partially solved. Recently, a hiker found the ornate piece in the area above Linwood […]

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Mine Drop ride being installed this week

May 23, 2017 — The latest "coming soon" attraction at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has created a lot of buzz in the amusement park world. Thrill-seekers are as on edge in anticipation as they expect to be when the ride actually opens this summer. A sure sign that it's […]

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Basalt hits home stretch on manager contract negotiations

May 23, 2017 — The Basalt Town Council doesn't have a signed contract with manager prospect Ryan Mahoney yet, but they have established a starting date of June 26. The council settled final negotiating points in a public session Tuesday night. They discussed issues such as severance scenarios and […]

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