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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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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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Mill levy, bond questions to be posed to Re-2 district voters

August 14, 2018 — The Garfield Re-2 School Board is moving forward with a mill levy override and bond measure on the November ballot, as board members unanimously approved resolutions for both at Tuesday night's meeting in Rifle. More than 50 people in attendance gave the board a standing

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FRIDAY UPDATE: Cabin Lake Fire reaches 5,727 acres

August 14, 2018 — UPDATE: August 17- The Cabin Lake Fire has spread to 5,727 acres, according to InciWeb. No structures have been lost or damaged in the Cabin Lake Fire. Forty-six residences and 81 other structures are threatened, per a statement from the Cabin Lake Fire Information center. August

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Mountain Lion struck in early morning South Canyon crash

August 14, 2018 — Rifle resident Crystal Williams was driving on Interstate 70 to get to her job in Aspen early Tuesday morning when a mountain lion jumped over the concrete divider and hit her vehicle dead center. Her only memory after the collision is the cops arriving to

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Fire east of Buford Road grows in size, containment lost amid weather events

August 13, 2018 — Tuesday evening UPDATE — The Rio Blanco County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents along County Road 10 south from the County Road 17 intersection, after the Cabin Lake Fire experienced “extreme fire behavior” late Tuesday. A road block is in effect at this

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Colorado Mountain College’s First Ascent provides leadership opportunities in the outdoors

August 11, 2018 — LEADVILLE – Executives on corporate outdoor retreats spend a lot of money to climb mountains together while learning to improve their leadership and communication skills. For a group of regional middle and high school students, though, it's all part of a free, weeklong, college-preparatory summer

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UPDATE: Structure protection ‘top priority’ after winds cause Flat Tops fire to flare up

August 11, 2018 — UPDATE Aug. 12, 10 a.m. — Public and firefighter safety and structure protection remain top priority on the Cabin Lake Fire burning several miles north of New Castle, as multiple hand crews, engines, heavy machinery and aerial support continue to aggressively suppress the fire. According to

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Crime Briefs: Stolen car, stolen bikes … all belong to a ‘friend’

August 10, 2018 — A New Castle police officer reported to a new construction site on Castle Valley Boulevard before midnight on Thursday because a suspicious vehicle was reported to be sitting at the site when there should be "nobody or no vehicles on the property at night," according

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Suicide prevention group hosts Q&A after July spike

August 10, 2018 — With concern growing among local health officials after the number of suicides in Garfield County more than doubled in July compared with the previous six months in 2018, the Garfield County Suicide Prevention hosted a community meeting at the Silt Branch Library on Wednesday to

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Suicide prevention group hosts Q&A after July spike

August 10, 2018 — With concern growing among local health officials after the number of suicides in Garfield County more than doubled in July compared with the previous six months in 2018, the Garfield County Suicide Prevention hosted a community meeting at the Silt Branch Library on Wednesday to

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RFTA ready to roll with campaign for bus system property tax

August 10, 2018 — RFTA's board of directors voted Thursday to seek the organization's first-ever property tax from regional voters in November despite jitters that it could be a tough sell. The board voted unanimously to seek a property tax of 2.65 mill levy that is projected to raise

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Sheriff’s officers respond to apparent suicide in Battlement Mesa

August 9, 2018 — Earlier today, Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an apparent suicide near a skateboard park in the unincorporated community of Battlement Mesa south of Parachute. “The area was secured, and deputies discovered a deceased adult male,” according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

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Garfield Re-2 board supports mill levy, and bond measure for more classrooms

August 9, 2018 — The Garfield Re-2 School Board made its decision on whether to pursue a bond measure and mill levy for the district on the next ballot at their meeting Tuesday night, and while the mill levy was supported, the bond initiative did not receive much support

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$21K requested of GarCo in 3rd quarter discretionary funds

August 7, 2018 — Six local organizations went before Garfield County commissioners on Monday looking for anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000 in discretionary funding grants. With only $33,500 left of the $100,000 budgeted for discretionary awards in 2018, the county commissioners would be left with just $12,500 for the

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UPDATE: Victim in Sunday drowning at Harvey Gap identified

August 7, 2018 — A 21-year-old man who drowned at Harvey Gap Reservoir on Sunday has been identified as Daniel Guardado of Glenwood Springs. According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the findings of an autopsy performed Monday indicate that Guardado died as a result of accidental drowning. “The

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Body of possible drowning victim recovered at Harvey Gap

August 6, 2018 — A Garfield County Search and Rescue dive team recovered the body of a possible drowning victim at Harvey Gap Reservoir north of Silt late Sunday. According to a late Sunday press release from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, the body of a male in his

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West Springs Hospital expansion meets growing need

August 5, 2018 — The only psychiatric hospital on Colorado's Western Slope will soon expand its premises and its services. West Springs Hospital is the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City, offering treatment all the way north to the Wyoming state line and south to the

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Hostettler appointed to Rifle’s vacant City Council seat

August 5, 2018 — Rifle City Council has voted in its newest member, as longtime Rifle resident Clint Hostettler was appointed to the open seat for the next year filling a vacancy left by Annick Pruett. Pruett, whose term on Rifle City Council started in 2015, moved out of

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Garfield County’s strongest

August 4, 2018 — Saturday's Strongman Competition made its second straight appearance at the Garfield County Fair. Event creator Greg Orosz of Silt expected 30 or 40 people to compete in the event, which raised money for Brent's Place, which is the only Children's Hospital Colorado-approved Safe-Clean housing facility

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