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Glenwood Springs graffiti vandal caught

January 19, 2017 — Glenwood Springs police apprehended a 16-year-old Glenwood Springs boy they believe to be the vandal who went on a spray-painting spree earlier in the week. The teenager was arrested Wednesday night on a felony charge of criminal mischief and misdemeanor bias-motivated crimes. Investigators started with […]

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Jewell orders more work on Colorado River agreements

January 18, 2017 — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Wednesday ordered the department to continue collaborative efforts to complete drought contingency actions meant to reduce the risk of water shortages in the Upper and Lower Colorado River Basins and build on recent progress to complete a […]

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Purgatory lynx died of natural causes

January 18, 2017 — A lynx that was found dead on a ski slope Jan. 8 at the Purgatory Ski Resort had a tumor in its throat that prevented it from eating, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Wednesday. The lynx was seen by dozens of people at the ski […]

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Midland Lofts plan back for council feedback

January 18, 2017 — It’s not exactly all or nothing for developer Craig Helm and his preliminary plans to build a four-story, 71-unit apartment building along Midland Avenue, but he would like to hear from Glenwood Springs City Council tonight that he has at least a 50/50 chance of […]

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New gas compressor among Wolf Creek facility upgrades

January 18, 2017 — A natural gas utility that serves customers in the region and operates the Wolf Creek gas storage unit on the White River National Forest west of Carbondale said that it has been making significant upgrades to the decades-old facility and that it does not pose […]

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Culver’s burgers and custard, a taste of Wisconsin, coming to West Glenwood

January 18, 2017 — Move over Burger King, and say hello to a taste of Wisconsin. The longtime fast-food location in West Glenwood that was home to the King for more than two decades is in the process of converting to a Culver’s Butterburgers and Frozen Custard restaurant. Ryan […]

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DA Cheney rehires Barrett, whom Caloia fired

January 18, 2017 — District Attorney Jeff Cheney, sworn in last week, has rehired prosecutor Matt Barrett, after the outgoing DA fired him early last month, citing insubordination. Cheney told the Post Independent that Barrett had been brought back to the same position as a senior trial attorney as […]

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‘Rare dynamic event’ caused fatal accident on Granby chairlift

January 18, 2017 — The Ski Granby Ranch lift that ejected a family of three, killing a Texas woman and injuring her two young children in late December, had recently undergone a significant repair, the Summit Daily has learned. Peter Landsman, founder of North American chairlift database Lift Blog, […]

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Andersons celebrate 70th anniversary

January 18, 2017 — When Joan and Phil Anderson applied for a marriage license 70 years ago today, their fathers had to accompany them to the courthouse to provide guardian signatures. After the wedding, Joan’s father joked, “If they try to return home, lock the door!” Joan remembers ironing […]

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Ramon Salvidrez Arroyo (August 31, 1965 – January 16, 2017)

January 18, 2017 — Ramon Salvidrez Arroyo died suddenly at his home in Rifle, Colorado, early Sunday morning January 16th. Ramon was dearly loved by his wife Ana Lilia Salvidrez and his 2 children son Ramon Salvidrez Jr. and daughter Kimberly Salvidrez. His Dad Carlos Salvidrez and preceded in […]

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Community Briefs

January 17, 2017 — Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Planning Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is gearing up to kick off the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail planning process. There will be another public open house from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Carbondale Town Hall to gather […]

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City decides to combine development jobs

January 17, 2017 — After two unsuccessful attempts to hire a new community development director, Glenwood Springs leaders are looking to combine the duties of the position with one of City Council’s long-range goals. The city is now taking applications for a new economic and community development director who […]

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Aspen-area real estate sales approach $1.4 billion in 2016

January 17, 2017 — Reports and newsletters trickling in last week confirmed what Aspen-area real estate watchers already knew: The market was down significantly in 2016. And compared with 2015, it was down indisputably. That year, Pitkin County’s total sales volume broke the $2 billion barrier, the first time […]

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Vail native Mike Johnston is running for governor of Colorado in the 2018 election

January 17, 2017 — DENVER — Vail native Mike Johnston announced he’s running for governor, firing the first shot in the next round of political wars. Johnston, a Democrat, made Tuesday’s announcement at Denver’s Holly Street Community Center in one of the city’s more downtrodden neighborhoods. He’s calling his […]

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Man receives probation for fake hunting permits

January 17, 2017 — A 28-year-old Snowmass man will spend the next two years on probation after pleading guilty last month to selling fake New Mexico elk-hunting permits. If Joshua Meacham stays out of trouble for those two years, the conviction for felony theft and another for misdemeanor theft […]

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Selfies: Delivering local and organic produce in rain, snow or shine

January 17, 2017 — Nature’s Garden Delivery is run in the Roaring Fork Valley by Isaac Foust, who personally delivers local and organic produce to the homes and businesses of people around the valley. Customers order what they want, and it’s delivered within hours of being picked up by […]

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Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

January 17, 2017 — WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world’s temperature and human activity is a major reason. “I don’t believe it’s […]

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Readers Say Thanks

January 17, 2017 — Silt 2016 town events a big success The town of Silt would like to thank the board of trustees, vendors, volunteers, artists, sponsors and patrons of all of the town’s events in 2016. The town held five wonderful concerts with Doctor Robert: The Beatles Tribute, […]

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Glenwood Springs police study video to catch graffiti vandals

January 17, 2017 — Glenwood Springs police Tuesday were reviewing security camera footage in an effort to identify vandals who went on a spray-painting spree around downtown in the past few days. What started as an isolated case of vandalism over the weekend spread across downtown Glenwood on Monday […]

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Basalt burglary suspect turns himself in, bonds out of Eagle County Jail

January 17, 2017 — A man suspected by police of burglarizing a Basalt bar and restaurant in November turned himself in to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office last week, authorities said. Selig Haarklou surrendered and was arrested on Wednesday. He was being held in Eagle County Jail on $2,000 […]

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