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Garfield Re-2 announces finalists for Riverside Middle School principal

February 22, 2017 — The Garfield School District Re-2 would like to invite the public to meet the three final candidates for the Riverside Middle School principal position. The event will be held at Riverside Middle School beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. The three finalists are Karen […]

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Silt agreed to keep Burris investigation secret

February 22, 2017 — Former Silt Police Chief Levy Burris was paid nearly $35,000 upon his retirement in January, which came after he was on paid leave for four months, a separation agreement between the town and Burris shows. The town also agreed in the document to do its […]

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‘Clean, Innovative Energy Sources’ explored at March 3 workshop

February 22, 2017 — Experts present options for developing methane, biomass, micro-hydro, geothermal and solar resources. A one-day workshop to explore innovative clean energy resources in the region and identify action steps for new power production is set for Friday, March 3, in Glenwood Springs. "Clean Innovative Energy Sources […]

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Rifle Thrift Shop offers scholarships

February 22, 2017 — The Rifle Thrift Shop is offering three $2,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors at the Rifle High School and one $2,000.00 scholarship at Coal Ridge High School and one $2,000.00 scholarship at Grand Valley High School. These scholarships may be used at academic or vocational schools […]

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TRIO Day celebrates success in school and giving back

February 22, 2017 — High school and college students throughout Colorado Mountain College's service area will be helping at Habitat for Humanity's building projects and ReStores on Feb. 25, the 2017 National TRIO Day of Service. In addition, from Feb. 20 to 24, students are coordinating food drives, benefitting […]

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Libraries Celebrating the Birthday of Dr. Seuss

February 22, 2017 — Each year, the Garfield County Libraries celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2, which also doubles as Read Across America Day. For the second year, the libraries are partnering with local sewing enthusiasts as well as the city of Rifle to bring a little Seussical […]

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Grand River Health receives 4 Star rating

February 22, 2017 — Grand River Health reached a milestone in Quality and Patient Satisfaction earlier this year and has achieved a four star hospital rating based on their 2016 quality and patient satisfaction measures. This is a huge first for Grand River Health and one that most hospitals […]

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Young curators find their voice

February 22, 2017 — Rifle High School senior Celeste Urenda has found her voice — a raucous, strident, joyful, powerful voice that bounds in strokes of oil-based paint across a formerly blank canvas. "I have been told I have an explosive personality," she grinned. Her painting illustrates the child-version […]

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Snow: A Fourth Grade Poem

February 22, 2017 — Quiet Snow F A L L I N G Lands on your cheek. While you walk you hear the crunch, you see them F A L L From the sky. They look like crystals. F A L L I N G From the sky when […]

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Regulator: Battlement pipeline work sloppy

February 22, 2017 — Summit Midstream, the company installing pipeline in Battlement Mesa, has engaged in "improper practices" regarding soil and stormwater handling, according to a report sent to Garfield County by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Environmental Manager Greg Deranleau. Deranleau recommended that the county refer the […]

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Colorado’s first drive-through pot shop will be in Parachute

February 21, 2017 — In just a few months, Parachute will be home to Colorado's first drive-through marijuana shop. Tumbleweed, owned by Green Cross Colorado LLC, has won approval for drive-up sales out of a former carwash, across the street from Tumbleweed's primary location. While the decision to repeal […]

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Are predators real cause for declining mule deer?

February 21, 2017 — CARBONDALE — While Colorado Parks and Wildlife is moving forward with a study in which bears and mountain lions will be killed to see if that helps the declining mule deer population, research on the subject is far from definitive, a Colorado State University professor […]

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Rifle’s Walters wins PI’s Female Athlete of the Month

February 20, 2017 — Rifle junior guard Elly Walters has a keen sense of her surroundings on the basketball court. So much so that she's often the one with the ball in her hands late in the game trying to figure out how best to attack the defense. In […]

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Editorial: Silt owes residents a little transparency

February 19, 2017 — Silt residents deserve an explanation from the city about what the heck has been going on with their police department. Levy Burris, the town's police chief for 10 years, retired suddenly last month. You might expect that a small town with little crime would throw […]

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Coal Ridge’s Gerber named PI’s Male Athlete of the Month

February 19, 2017 — It's been a rich senior season for Coal Ridge forward Hunter Gerber as accolade after accolade gets heaped on him due to his talent on the floor and character off the floor. Just don't ask him about himself, though, because he'll humbly deflect the praise […]

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Crime Briefs: Snowmobiler with ‘anger isusesh’ rams Ford

February 17, 2017 — A 32-year-old man snowmobiling at Marian Gulch near Carbondale in January returned to the trailhead to find his truck had been battered and a note that read "Sorryy anger isusesh," according to a police report. Two witnesses said a 53-year-old man who they'd been snowmobiling […]

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Sam Bush to create mandolin magic at Belly Up, Ute Theater

February 16, 2017 — Sam Bush's name is so familiar in these parts, many people mistake him for a Coloradan. "We've just been coming to Colorado so long it feels like a home to us," says the renowned multi-instrumentalist. "It's funny, many people think we're either from North Carolina […]

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Burris was put on leave and was investigated before exit from Silt PD

February 16, 2017 — Levy Burris, Silt's police chief for 10 years who retired last month with no public announcement, had been on leave since September before reaching a "mutual agreement" with the town that it was time to move on. He was placed on leave a week after […]

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Coal Ridge hosts robotics competition in preparation for state

February 16, 2017 — Students from schools across the state of Colorado came together at Coal Ridge High School Saturday to compete in the 'For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology' (FIRST) Tech Challenge. Coal Ridge was one of seven schools and nine teams to compete in the […]

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Two Garfield Re-2 students honored by CCIRA for writing

February 16, 2017 — Two students that attend Garfield Re-2 Schools were recently honored at the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association's (CCIRA) annual young writers' award contest. Rifle Middle School sixth grader Zoe McCann-Klausz won third place in the fifth and sixth grade category. Zoe's short story, […]

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