Last week’s 10 most-read stories on |

Last week’s 10 most-read stories on

What stories hit it big on last week? Here’s a preview: Local teens talk about racial tensions at their schools | The two opposing Hidden Gems camps may have a peacemaker in a Garfield County commissioner | Two local residential developments are in serious financial trouble | AND MUCH MOREFrom the joyous to the tragic, the Top 10 is a weekly recap of our best local stories. Check out the complete list and e-mail your favorite to

10.Roaring Fork Valley teens address racial tensions in schools, communityTensions between Anglo and Latino residents may be more pronounced in the broader community than in local schools, KDNK youth radio students observed during a panel discussion held Sept. 30 at Roaring Fork High School.9.Glenwood considers elimination of vendor’s fee to increase revenueThe City of Glenwood Springs is considering whether or not to eliminate a vendor’s fee which could create some much needed revenue during tough economic times. 8.McInnis receives a warm welcome on campaign stop in Glenwood SpringsFormer 3rd District Congressman Scott McInnis returned to his native Glenwood Springs Monday night to a warm welcome from about 150 supporters and friends at a rally at the Glenwood Business Center.7.Garfield County Commissioner Houpt to try to bring Hidden Gems foes togetherOpponents of a wilderness-designation proposal for public lands in this region want to have a pow-wow with those in favor of the proposal. 6.Marcie Lynn (Broadhurst) ReynoldsMarcie Lynn (Broadhurst) Reynolds, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away Oct. 5, 2009 at her home in Denver, CO.5.Two residential developments in trouble with Garfield CountyTwo residential projects in Garfield County, one of which is embroiled in what has been called the biggest bankruptcy ever in U.S. history, have run into trouble recently and fallen short of meeting the conditions of their development approvals, according to county staff.4.Abelardo TarinAbelardo was born in Glenwood Springs to Jose and Olivia Tarin. 3.Former Garfield County employee is charged with embezzlementA former Garfield County Treasurer’s Office employee has been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $12,000 in property tax payments through the office. 2.Some Glenwood Springs city councilors have qualms with Valley View proposalCity councilors have different views regarding the grand nature of a proposed remodel of Valley View Hospital. 1.New York hunter fined $12,090 for poaching trophy elk near GlenwoodA New York man has paid more than $12,000 in fines and may lose his ability to hunt in more than 30 states after admitting that he poached a trophy elk near Glenwood Springs in September.

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