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Juvenile suspects charged in Rifle vandalism

April 21, 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 Jeep […]

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Wind leads to bad burn near Rifle

April 20, 2017 — Strong winds caused an agricultural burn to nearly get out of control on Thursday as local fire crews had to be called to put it out. While the burn was permitted, nearly 3 acres went up in less than three minutes. “Crews were able to confine […]

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Rifle sweeps Glenwood in doubleheader

April 19, 2017 — Hosting the rival Glenwood Demons Saturday at Cooper Field for a 4A Western Slope League doubleheader, the Rifle Bears swept both games in the rivalry matchup, winning game one 5-4 in thrilling fashion on a walk-off balk before rolling to an 11-3 win in game […]

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Rifle to celebrate Arbor Day

April 19, 2017 — To celebrate Arbor Day this year Rifle is pushing the holiday up a week and as such the parks department urges its residents to support and protect its most underappreciated resource, trees. "The focus is to get the word out to protect trees and protect […]

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Search begins for new district superintendent

April 19, 2017 — With a contract offer pending, Garfield School District 16 is moving forward with its search to find a new superintendent following the news that current superintendent Ken Haptonstall will be leaving for Grand Junction District 51. While the move is not official until the contract […]

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Dwayne D. Jones (November, 30, 1934 — April 13, 2017)

April 18, 2017 — Dwayne D. Jones of Silt, CO, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved wife Catherine Jones on April 13, 2017. Dwayne was born November, 30, 1934 in St. Paul, NE. Dwayne is survived by his three children: Cynthia (Roger) Chelewski […]

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Colorado Senate rejects school setback bill

April 18, 2017 — A Colorado Senate committee on Wednesday killed a bill that would have increased oil and gas activity setbacks from schools. The Colorado Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee rejected House Bill 17-1256, affirming the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee's role as governing authority […]

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Easter egg hunts throughout Garfield County

April 18, 2017 —

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Mark your calendar: Rifle events 2017

April 18, 2017 — I always tell people that my favorite holiday is Christmas Eve. I like the feeling of anticipation; you know something great is coming, but it's not here just yet. You get to savor the time it takes for truly wonderful things to develop. Anticipation helps […]

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Nation’s first drive-through pot shop opens in Parachute on 4/20 (of course)

April 18, 2017 — One day, working alone in his Parachute marijuana store late at night, Mark Smith noticed something that would change his business forever. More and more people were knocking on the window of the shop, Tumbleweed, to see if it was open. He realized that his […]

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Zoning change will allow injection well in Battlement

April 18, 2017 — Garfield County commissioners Monday moved one step closer to allowing a small injection well within the Battlement Mesa residential boundaries. Before the vote, injection wells, used to dispose of wastewater from the oil and gas drilling process, were not permitted within Battlement Mesa. With Monday's […]

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RHS’ Team Oso goes for repeat of championship

April 18, 2017 — The Rifle High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) club has nearly quadrupled in size, from four to 15, in the last year. They hope that the added bodies, skills and enthusiasm will help the team improve upon last year's national championship in the […]

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Helping Hand gives families a second chance

April 18, 2017 — After seeing just how many people were in need during the holiday season, in the final days of 2016 Battlement Mesa resident Jay Powell, aka Jay "Candymaker," decided to start a group that serves as a community drop-off for those who don't have any other […]

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22-year-old tries to disarm officer during traffic stop

April 18, 2017 — A 22-year-old went for a Glenwood officer's gun in an incident April 8, after he was stopped and found to be driving with a suspended license. After stopping him and discovering he didn't have a valid license, the officer asked him to step out of […]

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Garfield Re-2 School Board OKs District Office restructure

April 18, 2017 — For over a decade, Garfield Re-2 has had the vision of encouraging, nurturing and challenging every student, every day. That vision helps our students and staff stay grounded in the very important work that they do daily. The vision is a 30,000-foot view of our […]

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Ken Haptonstall selected as Grand Junction D51 superintendent

April 13, 2017 — Garfield School District 16 Superintendent Ken Haptonstall was selected Thursday as superintendent of Grand Junction District 51. The school board voted unanimously to hire him from a pool of four finalists and to begin contract negotiations pending background and reference checks. "He brings the strengths […]

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Students visit Rifle airport for field trip

April 13, 2017 —

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Bad odor closes Parachute school for hours

April 12, 2017 — Students had to leave Grand Valley Middle School for several hours Wednesday because of an unidentified odor. Upon arrival at about 11 a.m., fire crews noted a slightly elevated reading on a monitor for hydrogen sulfide (sewer gas), according to a Garfield County press release. […]

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Titans upset by Longhorns in OT battle

April 12, 2017 — In a physical matchup between two 3A Western Slope League foes, the Basalt Longhorns upset the host Coal Ridge Titans 3-2 in overtime on a penalty kick by senior Callahan Card at "The Pasture" in New Castle Tuesday afternoon. Card was able to beat a […]

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After 83 years, Rifle Easter Egg hunt continues

April 12, 2017 — For the 83rd year in a row, the Rifle Lions Club will be hosting a citywide Easter egg hunt at Deerfield Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, giving toddlers to 9-year-olds a chance to win an assortment of prizes. "We think that this is the […]

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