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First changes  to COGCC come as new panel named
First changes to COGCC come as new panel named

May 20, 2019

Following passage of the controversial Senate Bill 181, Tuesday’s Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting will feature several new faces as it looks to reshape the state’s oil and gas laws. Not among them...



Drone training facility coming to Garfield County airport
Drone training facility coming to Garfield County airport

May 20, 2019

A new facility designed to house small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and a flight qualification course is coming to the Rifle Garfield County Airport. The Garfield Board of County Commissioners recently approved a $331,450 contract...


Garfield County grounds Flying M housing development proposal
Garfield County grounds Flying M housing development proposal

May 20, 2019

Fear of urban sprawl outweighed housing needs as Garfield County commissioners denied a proposal to build tiny homes, townhouses, senior care facilities and a small commercial center near Riverview School on the Roaring Fork River...


Matt Hamilton resigns from Roaring Fork school board
Matt Hamilton resigns from Roaring Fork school board

May 20, 2019

Matt Hamilton of Carbondale is resigning from his seat on the Roaring Fork Schools Board of Education months before his term ends to take a job in Denver. Hamilton, currently the director of corporate sustainability...



Fire officials ask for caution with campfires
Fire officials ask for caution with campfires

May 20, 2019

VAIL — It would be really hard to spark a wildfire anywhere near Vail Mountain or Beaver Creek right now. Still, unattended campfires will always draw attention. A U.S. Forest Service fire crew was recently...


Climber dies in Colorado canyon fall
Climber dies in Colorado canyon fall

May 20, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A climber has died in a fall in a Colorado canyon. Boulder County sheriff’s officials say the man fell an estimated 100 feet (30 meters) Saturday in Eldorado Canyon State Park....





Doctor’s Tip: Chronic inflammation and the role of diet

May 19, 2019

My friend and colleague, Chris Miller, M.D., is very knowledgeable about inflammatory and autoimmune diseases because of personal experience and through helping many patients with these diseases. She was an ER doctor in Aspen for...


Vail Valley man dies while backcountry skiing to hut
Vail Valley man dies while backcountry skiing to hut

May 19, 2019

After Cuthbertson did not show up Friday night, his friends went looking for him at first light Saturday morning. Vail Mountain Rescue and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office quickly joined the search.


Mind Springs wins 2019 Sherman Award for its Phase-based Care Program
Mind Springs wins 2019 Sherman Award for its Phase-based Care Program

May 19, 2019

Amid Mental Health Awareness Month, Mind Springs Health has received the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement, recognizing its “Phase-Based Care” program. Awarded annually on behalf of EngagingPatients.org, the Sherman Award “recognizes innovative...





Your Watershed column: Geology and water in Garfield County
Your Watershed column: Geology and water in Garfield County

May 18, 2019

Geology in our middle Colorado River watershed isn’t a simple affair, but it’s not remarkably complicated or incredibly obscure, either. It follows the general principles of geology, with young layers on top of or cutting...