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COGCC postpones first SB-181 decision

June 21, 2019

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission held its first meeting regarding the Senate Bill 181 rulemaking process, and if it was any indication, the state is in for a long and contentious debate. SB...


Rifle Farmers Market ripe for the picking on Friday

June 20, 2019

The Rifle Farmers Market opens Friday giving residents and produce shoppers a spot in town to find fresh food once a week through the summer.  Rifle Farmers Market board member Elissa Nye said the market...


Youth support program moving office to Parachute

June 20, 2019

Garfield County Coalition for Families, a multi-agency collaborative focused on supporting families and their needs, will be moving out of the Rifle YouthZone office this summer into a new spot at the Garfield District 16...


Mill levy increase to be discussed by library board

June 20, 2019

Since switching to reduced hours and cutting back on staff in December 2016, and again a few months later, officials with the Garfield County Library District believe it may be time to return what was...


Rifle looking to build momentum from growing local economy

June 17, 2019

With new businesses popping up throughout town as well as plans for major infrastructure improvements soon to take shape, Rifle’s economic development continues to build momentum in 2019. Rifle Mayor Barbara Clifton highlighted plans to...


LoVa Trail on the path to federal funding

June 16, 2019

With support from officials across Colorado, including from former governor John Hickenlooper, the Lower Valley Trail, also known as the LoVa Trail, is among several regional applicants seeking federal funding from the Federal Lands Access...


Crime Briefs: Not going down without a fight

June 14, 2019

On June 9, just after 6:30 p.m., Parachute police received a call about an intoxicated male. He had reportedly been seen at the corner of Colorado Avenue and Cardinal Way and was walking with a...


Commissioners support project to fix up Hwy 139

June 12, 2019

The Garfield County commissioners supported the Colorado State Highway 139 Douglas Pass Project on Monday, which proposes a variety work to be done to the mountain pass. Though Douglas Pass sits primarily outside of Garfield...






Alpaca farm grows in Silt

June 9, 2019

Driving through Agate one day while on the Front Range, Cory and Kim Wesson spotted a pack of alpacas roaming nearby. It proved to be some kind of love at first sight. In the seven...


Pet licenses encouraged by Garfield County

June 6, 2019

Garfield County law enforcement would like to remind residents to grab licenses for their pets at either the Sheriff’s Office or their veterinarian if they haven’t already. Garfield County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Walt...


Parachute ready to rock for signature summer event

June 5, 2019

Parachute’s Rockmageddon looks to continue to grow in its third year, as ATVs may be seen riding through town all-weekend long.  The big summer blowout includes plenty of events and activities for OHV and ATV...


Annual bee college swarms Garfield County

June 5, 2019

The Colorado Beekeepers Association, or CSBA, will be hosting its Summer Bee College at the Garfield County Fairgrounds this weekend, which will feature three days of speakers and a variety of hands-on learning experiences.  Peach...


Rifle Cowork opens its doors to the business community

June 5, 2019

Anyone looking to start a business in western Garfield County can look to Rifle Cowork on Third Street downtown for help with all their business related needs.  The coworking space opened its doors last month,...