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Climate change, wildland development usher in higher fire risks for Aspen, Roaring Fork Valley

August 20, 2018 — White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams has become road-weary in recent weeks making a roughly 250-mile circuit among three fires eating through tinder-dry landscape near Basalt, Rifle and Meeker. Earlier this year, flames swept through forestlands and came perilously close to homes near Silverthorne

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Business Briefs

August 19, 2018 — ABA Services expands to Glenwood Springs ABA Services of the Front Range & Roaring Fork Valley announces the opening of its clinic in Glenwood Springs at 1317 Grand Ave., #101. Previously operating in the Denver Metro Area, ABA Services of the Front Range & Roaring

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Education Briefs

August 19, 2018 — Local student named to CSB dean's list Laura G. McDermott, child of Kevin and Teresa McDermott of Glenwood Springs, has earned the distinction of being named to the dean's list for the 2018 spring semester at the College of Saint Benedict. McDermott is a senior

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Talent aplenty, Glenwood fall sports hopes to take next step

August 19, 2018 — Heading into last fall's sports season for the Glenwood Springs Demons, expectation levels were quite high, considering the Demons saw a number of talented athletes return across all sports. Glenwood did its best to reach those expectations, as the Demons saw the girls volleyball team

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Coal fire vent flare-up not a big concern, say officials

August 19, 2018 — A more-than century old underground coal fire burning deep inside the Grand Hogback south of New Castle that has been putting out a lot of smoke in recent days is not a major wildfire risk, according to area fire officials. After posting a photo on

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Aerial firefighting center extends lease at Rifle Airport

August 19, 2018 — Rifle Garfield County Airport's Center for Excellence, an independent research institute working to study the state's wildfire-fighting efforts, will call Garfield County home for another 10 years. Airport Director Brian Condie and Center of Excellence Director Ben Miller went before the county commissioners earlier this

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Stroud column: Divisions in public discourse, conduct are very real

August 19, 2018 — A reader recently posted on Facebook regarding an article in the Post Independent about an ecumenical worship service organized by the congregations of four mainline Glenwood Springs churches. The idea, according to the pastor who reached out to the PI for a little publicity ahead

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Colorado legislative aide punished for Putin portrait prank

August 19, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — An adviser to a Democratic legislative leader in Colorado has been punished for helping a progressive group put a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin on brief display at the state capitol building near a spot reserved for a portrait of President

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Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Colorado mom, kids

August 19, 2018 — FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge has denied a request by a defense attorney for a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of the young girls. The judge said in

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Your Watershed column: The ‘new normal’ for water

August 18, 2018 — A quote from the Colorado water managers meeting, covered in the Post Independent on July 22, reaffirmed the parched landscape we all see: "About every river in the state is at least less-than-half of its average. Many of them are at a quarter of their

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I believe I can fly – Glenwood Aviation Expo draws hundreds

August 18, 2018 — The sounds of airplanes buzzing overhead and cheers from the crowd echoed in the cloud-filled sky above Glenwood Springs Saturday. After an early morning storm broke and rains faded, a line of people formed as the crowd started filing in to the 2nd annual Aviation

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Meet one of Rifle’s true originals, Paul Bernklau

August 18, 2018 — It took three people about five minutes to figure out how to turn off the tiny phone Paul Bernklau pulled out of the breast pocket of his perfectly pressed western-style shirt. It was clearly a model no one had seen for several years. But it

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Students join Aspen Institute hate speech discussion

August 18, 2018 — Two area students who will attend Colorado Mountain College this fall were recently given a rare opportunity to participate in an Aspen Institute symposium about an alarming trend. "The Rise of Hate," held July 18-20, explored the history and underlying causes of hate, and the

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INCENDIO CACHE CREEK, Viernes, 17 de agosto

August 18, 2018 — Se llevó a cabo una reunión pública ayer en la tarde en Battlement Mesa para actualizar la comunidad sobre el estatus del incendio Cache Creek. El mensaje para los bomberos de parte de Stewart Robertson, Comandante del incidente en desarrollo era, "Mantenerse diligente e enfocado

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Two longtime locals collaborate on guidebook on Roaring Fork Valley birds

August 18, 2018 — Mark Fuller has a passion for birds, so much so that friends and acquaintances will often turn to the longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident for answers when they see something unusual or memorable. While there are a couple of hundred species that can regularly be

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Crime Briefs: Getaway driver names names in burglary case

August 17, 2018 — In May, officers with the Rifle Police Department met with the victim of a recent home burglary on Park Avenue. "The main bedroom and spare bedroom had been rifled through. In the main bedroom there was a multiple drawer jewelry cabinet that had most of

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Diamond’s sentencing hearing on child sex assault charge continued to Sept. 20

August 17, 2018 — A sentencing hearing for a Carbondale man convicted of six counts of child sex assault, is continued to Sept. 20. Ninth Judicial District Judge Denise Lynch approved the continuance to give the Probation Department additional time to compile and provide a pre-sentence investigation report. The

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Veltus Park riverfront restoration underway

August 17, 2018 — The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department began shoreline restoration work Friday morning at Veltus Park. "The goal of the project is to construct riparian design elements to protect the shoreline that is receding from erosion," said Brian Smith, Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Director.

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Slope & Hatch serves big plates without big prices

August 17, 2018 — Thank God for elastic waistbands, which I find myself wearing upon entering one of this years Locals' Choice winners for best cheap meal. Welcome to Slope & Hatch. Located in the heart of downtown along Seventh Street, I already begin salivating at the mouth upon

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Suspect charged in Rifle attempted child abduction

August 17, 2018 — The Rifle Police Department moved forward with charges regarding the attempted child abduction that occurred in the city in June. Ykezio Ohaji-Keyun Sullivan was charged with Kidnapping, First Degree Criminal Trespass and Second Degree Burglary on Aug. 1. According to a Rifle Police Department statement,

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