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Update: Highway 6 reopens near Rifle

January 22, 2020

Update: Highway 6 near Rifle reopened in both directions at 10:20 a.m. Due to an accident at mile-marker 93 authorities have closed the two lane highway. Traffic is being diverted at Whiteriver Avenue and Hwy...


Weekend apartment fire displaces Rifle residents

January 20, 2020

Assistance is being offered to the residents of a Rifle apartment building that caught fire over the weekend. A thick column of black smoke could be seen from miles around Rifle, rising into the air...



Demon boys hold on for rivalry basketball win at Rifle

January 17, 2020

Everyone in the Jack Smith Gymnasium held their breath on Friday night as Rifle senior guard Garrett Robinson arched what could have been the game-winning 3-pointer toward his team’s basket with just 9 seconds showing...



A flare for the dramatic at Rifle High School

January 15, 2020

Every year, Colorado Thespians selects two schools to present their high school production during ThesCon in Denver. For the first time in club history, Rifle High School was selected for its production of the modern musical...



Public Health ramps up response to Colorado Hepatitis A outbreak

January 15, 2020

Garfield County Public Health has increased vaccination and educational outreach efforts in response to Colorado’s hepatitis A outbreak. The outbreak has sickened more than 300 people statewide, mostly on the Front Range, since October 2018,...


Officer-involved fatal shooting along I-70 near New Castle Saturday

January 11, 2020

SUNDAY UPDATE: According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 17-year-old girl and an adult male were transported to an area hospital after "suffering serious injuries" in the crash that closed U.S. 6 during the Saturday detour that was in effect while police were investigating the shooting incident.





Re-2 Choir students honored

January 8, 2020

Four high school students from Garfield Re-2 will travel to Denver in February for the All-State Choir performance at the Buell Theater.