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Silt names its next chief of police

April 26, 2017 — Silt named its next chief of police by promoting from within. The new chief, Sgt. Mike Kite, has been with the Silt Police Department since 2008 and served the interim chief of police for the duration of the chief search. "Chief Kite will serve the […]

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Design contract for South Midland rebuild awarded

April 26, 2017 — Glenwood Springs has taken a critical step toward addressing a key transportation goal, which was also a key topic of discussion during the recent City Council election. Council last week awarded a $217,928 contract to SGM engineers to begin designing what will essentially be a […]

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Glenwood Springs opens debate on paid downtown parking

April 26, 2017 — A trial run to determine if Glenwood Springs should require paid parking downtown could answer a question about the value of making people pay to park in the commercial core. A community meeting Monday night at City Hall allowed the public to weigh in on […]

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Immigrant Stories: Enjoying a career based on a lifelong love of radio

April 26, 2017 — Intro: Twelve years ago, Samuel Bernal came to the United States from Mexico City to take a job with La TriColor, the valley's Spanish language radio station. Since his arrival, he has used the power of radio to promote understanding and cooperation between the Latino […]

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Clayton Charles Bostelman

April 26, 2017 — Clayton Charles Bostelman, 74, of Pueblo, died April 19, 2017, in Grand Junction. No services are planned at this time. He was a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include two sisters, Donna Young of Pueblo and Glenda Rice of Grand Junction. Memorial contributions […]

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Selfies: Wildlife rehabilitation is a passion more than a profession

April 26, 2017 — The Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation was founded in 1984 and named after executive director Nanci Limbach's grandmother. Funds left to Nanci after Schneegas's death in 1991 were used to further expand the rehab facilities and to create the flight cage — giving birds the […]

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CMC’s 50th anniversary road show comes to Spring Valley

April 26, 2017 — Colorado Mountain College's 50th anniversary celebration comes to the Spring Valley campus outside Glenwood Springs this week with two events, including a community pig roast and carnival on Friday. First up will be a showcase of CMC's sustainability studies program with the Thursday conference, "Growing […]

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Carbondale trustees anxiously grant fifth City Market extension

April 26, 2017 — For the fifth time, Carbondale trustees extended the City Market project's final plat recordation deadline on the proposed grocery store at Main Street and Colorado 133. But this time trustees voiced a little more distress over the lengthening delay. Friday would have been City Market's […]

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Garrison Keillor returning to Aspen in August

April 26, 2017 — Legendary writer, comedian and radio host Garrison Keillor will return to Aspen this summer with a new show at the Benedict Music Tent on Aug. 14. Keillor's "Love and Comedy" show features old "Prairie Home Companion" favorites like pianist Richard Dworsky and The Road Hounds, […]

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Community Briefs

April 25, 2017 — Glenwood area railroad history in maps and photos The history of railroads in the Glenwood Springs area is the topic of a program to be presented at the Glenwood Railroad Museum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. Matt Darling, a Colorado railroad historian and longtime […]

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Reader Say Thanks

April 25, 2017 — South Canyon cleanup collects ton of trash The city of Glenwood Springs would like to thank the five individuals who worked on Saturday, April 15, to clean up debris along the road leading to the South Canyon Landfill. Close to 2,000 pounds of trash, 25 […]

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Care facility aide gets 6 years on multiple sex assaults plea

April 25, 2017 — Garfield County Judge James Boyd sentenced 55-year-old Jose Echeverria to six years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting multiple developmentally disabled women last year. In a plea agreement, Echeverria pleaded guilty in February to two counts of attempted sex assault by overcoming a victim's will, […]

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Western Garfield County communities win big in mineral grants

April 25, 2017 — Western Garfield County communities will be the beneficiaries of nearly $1 million in grant money as last week Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District (FMLD) grant recipients were announced for the spring cycle. Out of the $1,028,916 awarded this cycle, nearly 80 percent went to […]

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Garfield County artists being highlighted at CMC art show

April 25, 2017 — Colorado Mountain College turns 50 this year and to celebrate, CMC Rifle opened a fine art show on campus on Friday night, recognizing only Garfield County artists. Nearly 70 pieces will be on display over the next two weeks, each of them created by an […]

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Juveniles charged in Rifle vandalism

April 25, 2017 — Earlier this week, two suspects were charged in connection with the spree of vandalism that occurred in Rifle sometime during the evening of March 27 or early morning on March 28. Police believe the vandals drove around town that night in a 1999-2004 second generation […]

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Crime Briefs: Rifle man convicted of sex assault, using weapon

April 25, 2017 — A jury convicted 28-year-old Nathaniel Trujillo of Rifle of sex assault by overcoming a victim's will with a deadly weapon, a charge that falls in the second-most serious felony classification. The jury also found Trujillo guilty of possession of a controlled substance with a deadly […]

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Ooton named Glenwood assistant city manager; will lead economic and community development

April 24, 2017 — After an unsuccessful national search for someone to fill the newly combined community and economic development director position for Glenwood Springs, the city has turned to someone already in its fold to take on the challenge. Jenn Ooton, who was hired last year as the […]

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Carbondale’s Dandelion Market cuts general manager, faces grim prospects

April 24, 2017 — Carbondale's Dandelion Market appears to be teetering on the brink, as the board has been forced to let general manager Katrina Byars go and is weighing further downsizing. Alongside its financial deterioration, Dandelion Market has also been on the hunt for a new home since […]

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Haims column: Simple steps that help people with diabetes keep their feet healthy

April 24, 2017 — Diabetes affects many parts of the body. One part of the body that often is affected is the feet. Losing feeling and experiencing numbness in the feet often occurs over time. This is sometime the result of a condition called diabetic neuropathy that can occur […]

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Barbara Nell (Kemp) Sunderland (June 20, 1944 — April 16, 2017)

April 24, 2017 — Barbara Nell (Kemp) Sunderland of New Castle, Colorado, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was born June 20, 1944, in Albuquerque, NM, the oldest daughter of Martha and Walter Kemp. Life took her across the great expanse of the western United States, until […]

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