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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...


Watch: Fun for the whole family at Rifle Rendezvous
Watch: Fun for the whole family at Rifle Rendezvous

May 18, 2019

The Rifle Rendezvous Festival offers entertainment for all ages in West Garfield County this weekend, with food, music, rides, and a variety of local vendors, from May 16 to 19 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds....


Craig visitors have historic ghostly encounters
Craig visitors have historic ghostly encounters

May 16, 2019

Three historic 20th Century Craig residents took a trip in time to educate and entertain visitors during the Craig Historic Mini Ghost Walk Saturday, May 11. Three historic 20th Century Craig residents took a trip...




Rifle-area events calendar, May 16-22
Rifle-area events calendar, May 16-22

May 15, 2019

Thursday, May 16 Free Legal Help Clinic — 10 a.m., third Thursdays of every month, Parachute Branch Library. Free legal civil services are available to qualified Garfield County residents. Set up a time to meet...


Colorado activists call for pause in new oil, gas drilling
Colorado activists call for pause in new oil, gas drilling

May 15, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Environmentalists and community activists asked Colorado regulators on Wednesday to stop issuing new oil and gas drilling permits until they rewrite the rules under a new law that makes public safety and...


Fred’s Hardware store of Rifle closing shop
Fred’s Hardware store of Rifle closing shop

May 15, 2019

Towns across Garfield County have seen local hardware stores shut their doors in recent years, and Fred’s Hardware of Rifle will be the latest, according to the store’s owners. General Manager Sean Pierce said the...



Rifle set for annual rendezvous
Rifle set for annual rendezvous

May 15, 2019

For the 23rd year in a row, Rifle is gearing up for a celebration of everything the town has to offer, from local food to live music, at this weekend’s Rifle Rendezvous. Event President Scott...



CMC Rifle grads push hard, ‘try for something better’
CMC Rifle grads push hard, ‘try for something better’

May 8, 2019

Colorado Mountain College Rifle was the setting for two graduation ceremonies during the first week of May. On Friday, May 3, the campus hosted its first commencement ceremony this spring, at which the college awarded...


Garfield County Bike to School Day set for May 14
Garfield County Bike to School Day set for May 14

May 8, 2019

Several Garfield County schools will be celebrating Bike to School Day together, as drivers should be ready to share the roads next Tuesday. Garfield County Clean Energy Economy for the Region energy consultant Brandon Jones...




Crime Briefs: vehicle ditched after break-in
Crime Briefs: vehicle ditched after break-in

May 3, 2019

Police believe the suspect entered a Garfield County Sheriff's Office employee's home without permission and forced entry into the garage and the main residence through windows.


Rifle Kum & Go robbed at gunpoint by 16-year-old
Rifle Kum & Go robbed at gunpoint by 16-year-old

May 2, 2019

Two teenaged suspects were arrested Wednesday evening after a reported armed robbery at a Rifle convenience store early that morning. One the suspects video conferenced in to his arraignment hearing in Glenwood Springs from the...


Jury convicts Montgomery of murder
Jury convicts Montgomery of murder

May 2, 2019

A jury convicted Michael Montgomery of second-degree murder Wednesday for the March 2017 shooting death of Chris Gallegos in Rifle.


Commencement ceremonies at CMC Rifle set for May 3 and 6
Commencement ceremonies at CMC Rifle set for May 3 and 6

May 1, 2019

Colorado Mountain College Rifle will celebrate 2018-19 graduates at two commencement ceremonies this month. The first graduation will be held at the Rifle campus at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in the Clough Auditorium....