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Rifle waives several fees to encourage development
Rifle waives several fees to encourage development

March 13, 2019

As a way to open the town to new housing construction, the city of Rifle has decided to discount and waive development fees until spring of 2020. The temporary development fee reductions apply to the...



Ground-breaking for Grand River Care Center on Friday
Ground-breaking for Grand River Care Center on Friday

March 13, 2019

Grand River Health will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its long-awaited new long-term care center on Friday, March 15 at its future site on Fifth Street. “We’re very excited to break ground on the Care...


Rifle High School student accepted into dental program
Rifle High School student accepted into dental program

March 6, 2019

Rifle High School senior Jasmine Sandoval has been accepted into a selective undergraduate dental program at the University of Colorado, according to a news release from Colorado Mountain College. Sandoval said she has been interested...


Colorado lawmakers start on contentious oil, gas overhaul
Colorado lawmakers start on contentious oil, gas overhaul

March 5, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic-controlled Legislature is scheduled to take the first step Tuesday toward a major overhaul of state oil and gas regulations, despite objections from Republicans and industry representatives who say the changes...




March for Meals ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser returns
March for Meals ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser returns

February 28, 2019

Preparations for the fifth annual “Empty Bowls” luncheon on March 6, 2019, have begun at Grand River Health’s Grand River Ballroom. The fundraiser, which provides a handcrafted bowl to keep, soup refills while they last,...



Glenwood Springs teams sweep regional mock trial tournament
Glenwood Springs teams sweep regional mock trial tournament

February 28, 2019

Two Glenwood Springs High School mock trial teams will be heading to state championship next month after sweeping regionals on Saturday and Sunday, but after a strong third place finish Rifle High School’s all junior...


Rifle plans to expand and move bus park-and-ride
Rifle plans to expand and move bus park-and-ride

February 28, 2019

As Rifle’s efforts to improve its entrance to downtown continue, city officials have agreed to move the downtown bus park-and-ride. At its Feb. 20 meeting, Rifle City Council approved an amendment to the town’s downtown...


Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump
Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

February 28, 2019

The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in...


Grand Valley High School to reopen for Thursday classes
Grand Valley High School to reopen for Thursday classes

February 27, 2019

After a main water line break canceled classes on Tuesday and Wednesday at Grand Valley High School in Parachute, school officials said Wednesday afternoon that classes will resume on Thursday. Grand Valley High School will...





West Slope officials push for stricter air quality regulations
West Slope officials push for stricter air quality regulations

February 26, 2019

Several elected officials from the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout the Western Slope have joined in calling on the Statewide Hydrocarbons Emissions Reduction (SHER) Task Force to push forward stronger air quality standards in the...