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Sloan helps lead Rams over Cardinals in homecoming game

October 11, 2017 — Coming off of a big win on the road Saturday against the Vail Mountain Gore Rangers in a pivotal 3A Western Slope League matchup, the Roaring Fork Rams boys soccer team continued its impressive roll through the 2017 season, topping the visiting Grand Valley Cardinals

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Cardinals struggle with turnovers, penalties in loss to Cowboys

October 11, 2017 — In a 1A Western Slope League showdown Saturday night at Toby LeBorgne Stadium in Parachute between the Grand Valley Cardinals and the Meeker Cowboys, three early turnovers and a number of penalties did in the host Cardinals in a 34-7 loss to the Cowboys, who

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Letter to the editor

October 11, 2017 — New Rifle care center Soon voters in the Rifle hospital district will receive ballots in the mail in which they will have the choice to vote to build a new care center in Rifle and to expand our hospital. As a concerned citizen and family

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Thank you for spending your Sunday in the fields

October 11, 2017 — Thank you all so much for your time and energy on Sunday. Together, we gleaned 676 pounds of kale and 1,163 pounds of beets, all of which will be hitting the shelves of LIFT-UP food pantries throughout Garfield County. The produce will also be contributing

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Library district desperate for revenue

October 11, 2017 — After dealing with a plummet in revenue this year, the Garfield County Library District isn't yet out of the woods. And the library board is still considering asking voters for a property tax increase, possibly on the 2018 ballot. The libraries have suffered as property

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Garfield commissioners to weigh capital projects in conservative budget

October 11, 2017 — The Garfield County budget committee has presented its draft 2018 budget, and with a small dip in projected revenue, commissioners will be weighing which capital projects to green light. The county expects this budget to draw down its fund balance to the lowest level since

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Wendy’s to improve Rifle gateway

October 11, 2017 — Local organizations and city officials for years have looked to improve the entrance into Rifle. Rifle City Council recently approved a project that it hopes may solve the city's gateway problems. Last Wednesday, council approved an agreement with Wendy's restaurant that will improve the facade

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LoVa hoping to connect Glenwood Springs to New Castle

October 11, 2017 — The LoVa Trail, a project years in the making, continues to receive local support. And while it will be years before any construction will take place, it's clearly still on minds of New Castle officials and trail users. "This is a section with no alternate

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Rifle’s Sarah Wagler wins Aspen XC meet

October 10, 2017 — At the Chris Severy Invitational in Aspen Saturday morning, Rifle senior Sarah Wagler continued her impressive individual season for the Bears, winning the varsity girl's race by three seconds over a runner from Soroco, timing in at 22:11.00. Wagler's win helped the Rifle girls place

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Rifle’s Smith places fourth in 4A state golf tournament

October 10, 2017 — Competing at the Colorado High School Activities Association's 4A state golf tournament at Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton, Rifle's Jacob Smith capped off a terrific junior season by placing fourth in the state, shooting a total of 152 (+8) over the two-day tournament. "Jacob

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Garfield County economy strongly tied to oil and gas production, official says

October 10, 2017 — Garfield County Finance Director Theresa Wagenman stopped by the Energy Advisory Board meeting on Thursday and while she remained positive, her message was clear: Without oil and gas production, the county's economy would be in trouble. "The economic and fiscal impacts of the energy industry

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Crime Briefs Four arrested in Rifle with 120 pounds of pot

October 10, 2017 — The regional drug task force arrested four men found with about 120 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday in Rifle. A couple of the men said they were working at a grow site somewhere in the mountains. A Rifle police officer on patrol spotted an SUV

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New Garfield dispatcher wins national award

October 10, 2017 — It takes a cool head when you have someone's life on the line. But that's the everyday job at the Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority. The team is made up of 20 dispatchers, and on any given day three to five are on duty, 24

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Commissioners to visit Ursa Operating facilities on Nov. 9

October 10, 2017 — Garfield County commissioners Monday set their dates for a site visit on Ursa Operating Co.'s facilities in Battlement Mesa in preparation for next month's hearing, which could have long-term implications for the industry. The commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 14, will begin the hearing to determine

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County helps out Hernandez family relief a

October 10, 2017 — In the weeks since New Castle lost three members of the Hernandez family — Kimberly, 7, Brizeyda, 15, and their grandfather Eugino Hernandez Altamirano, 63 — local organizations continue to work together to try to provide money, food and anything else the Hernandez family may

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Garfield County spills report for 3rd quarter 2017

October 10, 2017 — Oil and gas operators in Garfield County reported 16 spills from July to September 2017. Information on these spills come from Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission records. Vanguard Operating reported a spill of an unknown quantity of produced water south of Silt on July

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How to prevent wildlife collisions on the roadway

October 4, 2017 — Colorado has seen an average of 3,300 reported wildlife collisions on the road each year for the past decade, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Of those, 2,661 resulted in injury and 33 were fatal. Colorado offers wildlife encounters and opportunities that rival any

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Oktoberfest brews in Parachute

October 4, 2017 —

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National School Lunch Week begins at Re-2

October 4, 2017 — Zucchini boats, spaghetti squash and a lovely melon, citrus and jicama salad with mint will be on the menu at all Garfield Re-2 schools from Rifle to New Castle to celebrate National School Lunch Week. "School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and

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New Castle pumpkin patches open for business

October 4, 2017 — With a variety of gourds and pumpkins for sale, the New Castle Gardens Pumpkin Patch is open for business now through Nov. 1. Families, classes and anyone looking to make a great pumpkin pie will need to visit before it's too late. Owner Michelle Cox

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