Recent Stories | PostIndependent.com

Recent Stories - Local

A confluence of concerns in Glenwood Springs
A confluence of concerns in Glenwood Springs

July 17, 2019

Glenwood Springs residents Richard Todd and Gary Vick say they got wind of City Council’s interviews with three potential confluence development teams through hearsay. “This is the first time that I have been to any...



Post Independent photo essay: Females fighting fire
Post Independent photo essay: Females fighting fire

July 16, 2019

The Bureau of Land Management recently partnered with the Western Colorado Conservation Corps and is helping to fund the work of crew members working for WCCC. This year was the first year the corps put...






Glenwood prosecutor wins award for welfare fraud trial
Glenwood prosecutor wins award for welfare fraud trial

July 15, 2019

Glenwood Springs native Zachary Parsons was recently awarded the 2019 State of Colorado Welfare Fraud Council Prosecutor of the Year for his work with the 9th District Attorney’s Office.  According to a press release from...







Invasive mussel threat on the rise at Ruedi, other Colorado reservoirs
Invasive mussel threat on the rise at Ruedi, other Colorado reservoirs

July 13, 2019

Four boats has been intercepted and decontaminated this summer at Ruedi Reservoir east of Basalt this summer after the discovery of invasive mussels. Statewide, a record number of boats have been intercepted with the invasive species. The threat is growing, officials said.



Some residents question need for Sayre Park enhancements
Some residents question need for Sayre Park enhancements

July 11, 2019

On Thursday night, residents attended a second community open house where a project consultant team unveiled enhancements possibly heading Sayre Park’s way. “I hope that we are going in the right direction,” Project Consultant Pedro...



Man dies in Maroon Peak fall near Aspen
Man dies in Maroon Peak fall near Aspen

July 11, 2019

The man, who is not an Aspen local, was climbing the standard route on the peak – which is also known as South Maroon Peak – with three other men when he fell about 200 feet, Steindler said. The accident occurred at about 12,600 feet.


Basalt council favors property tax refund, mill levy ballot question
Basalt council favors property tax refund, mill levy ballot question

July 11, 2019

The Basalt Town Council voted Tuesday night to direct its staff to take two major steps to resolve a violation of the Colorado Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. The board favors issuing refunds for overcharged property taxes and it favors going to voters in November for approval of a property tax mill levy.


Hotels, housing float into confluence conversation
Hotels, housing float into confluence conversation

July 10, 2019

Earlier this week, three different development partnerships gave presentations to and were interviewed by Glenwood Springs City Council regarding their conceptual proposals to redevelop the river confluence area west of downtown.