Garfield County Newswire

Garfield County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Garfield County, CO.

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  1. Three students charged with misdemeanor for fireRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Evergreen

    The Snake River fire burned more than 11,000 acres in both Whitman and Garfield Counties between Aug. 2 and Aug. 8. The Snake River fire burned more than 11,000 acres in both Whitman and Garfield Counties between Aug. 2 and Aug. 8. The Garfield County Prosecutor's office charged three WSU students, who admitted to causing the Snake River fire that burned more than 11,000 acres in August, with misdemeanors on Monday.

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  2. Ten Ways to Avoid Being Killed in an AvalancheRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Denver Westword

    In Colorado, we tend to hear about avalanches when they have fatal consequences, as was the case with a Garfield County slide caused by snow bikers in February that overtook two people, killing one of them. But on a day like today, when the seasonal transition in Colorado can result in rain or a sloppy mix for Denver but snowstorms in the mountains, avalanches that don't get media attention are happening all the time, and many, if not most, of them could have deadly consequences if folks are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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  3. News Briefs, March 23, 2017Read the original story

    Yesterday | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    The men, Nathan Russo, 22, and Eduardo Medrano, 21, were killed in the collision just after 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and First Street. Both men died of blunt force injuries and their manner of death is being considered an accident, according to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire.

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  4. Change coming to roads measureRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... City, who is to sponsor the bill in the Senate with Republican Randy Baumgardner, whose district includes Garfield County. Those Republicans insisted that the bill also call for a decrease in a fee they've long opposed that all motorists pay when ...

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  5. Drones to the rescue? Rifle center may study public-safety usesRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 19 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    A bill that has passed the Colorado House of Representatives would have a new state research facility in Rifle study the use of drones in firefighting and other public safety operations. House Bill 17-1070 would provide for the research and a pilot drone program to be conducted by Colorado's Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting, which is based at the Rifle Garfield County Airport.

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  6. Garfield resident recalls poignant meeting with TrumpRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 14 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... believe somebody would give me that moment." Couey is an active Republican, and currently the chair of the Garfield County Republican Party. She said she didn't support Trump in the Republican primary. "However, I was very pleased to vote for him in ...

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  7. The Latest: Chevron cleaning up 4,800-gallon oil spillRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 14 | The Gazette

    ... Weld County had the most spills reported last year at 246, followed by Las Animas County with 51 and Garfield County with 46. The state lowered the threshold for reporting spills in 2013. Starting in 2014, it required all spills of more than a ...

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  8. Spills of oil, gas fall for second year amid slowdown in drillingRead the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... 2015 and 886 for the first 11 months of last year (year-end data wasn't immediately available Monday). While Garfield County continues to be the second-most active county in the state for drilling, it had only 131 well starts for the first 11 months ...

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  9. Email Letters: March 13, 2017Read the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Coming to terms with the reality of human caused climate change evolves this way; First you deny climate change exists, then you deny humans have anything to do with it because climate has always been changing, then you deny that it is bad for us, and finally you deny that we can do anything about it. Finally, if we would just quit going around granting equality to everyone, God certainly will protect us from any personal harm.

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  10. GJ attorneys urge a vote on GorsuchRead the original story

    Friday Mar 10 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Several Grand Junction attorneys signed on to a letter urging two U.S. senators from Colorado to vote for Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. The Garfield County Commission also approved a letter of support for Gorsuch, who now sits on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

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  11. Crews put out fire at Battlement Mesa pipeline siteRead the original story

    Friday Mar 10 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... work and play." It said cleanup of the fire was being addressed by Summit Midstream under advisement of the Garfield County emergency manager as the designated emergency response authority under the Colorado Department of Public Safety. "The county ...

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  12. Encana sells off assets in RangelyRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 9 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Encana, a major natural gas producer in western Colorado's Piceance Basin, has sold some of its basin assets, based primarily south of Rangely. The Canadian-based company has sold what it calls its Douglas Creek Arch operations, along with its Dragon Trail gas processing plant and compressors and its Rangely field office, to Swevco-Sabw.

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  13. GarCo panel OKs rezoning for injection wellRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Garfield County's Planning Commission voted 5-2 Wednesday night to support a proposed rezoning that could pave the way for an oil and gas wastewater injection well in the residential community of Battlement Mesa. Ursa Resources hopes to make use of the well as part of its project to begin drilling in the development in western Garfield County.

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  14. Senate votes to kill BLM planning rule; Trump is expected to signRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 7 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... account for issues such as wildfire management that cross jurisdictional boundaries. In December, however, Garfield County joined five other Western counties and a soil conservation district in suing to challenge the rule. They argue the rule ...

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  15. Blotter, March 8, 2017Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 7 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    A 43-year-old man with three prior drunken-driving convictions was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly crashing a truck in the drop-off area of Chatfield Elementary School and then leaving the area, according to an arrest report. James Charlie Moler, who has drunk-driving convictions dating back to 1994 in Garfield and Pitkin counties, faces a felony count of driving under the influence as well as other misdemeanor traffic offenses.

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  16. Bennet seeks Thompson Divide peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 2 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... received widespread support, including from the Thompson Divide Coalition, Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson, Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky, representatives from Pitkin and Gunnison counties, Gunnison Energy, the Wilderness Society and ...

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  17. You Saw It, March 2, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 1 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Loren Osiecki gets a hug from Ella Williams and his nieces Lou Osiecki and Savannah Armendariz. Loren gave the girls a tour of the Rifle Garfield County Airport, including the new hanger shown here.

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  18. Former GarCo deputy arrested after altercationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 28 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    A former Garfield County sheriff's deputy and military veteran was arrested Monday after allegedly pointing a gun at a Glade Park resident's head after a dispute that became physical. Evan Kelly Mead, a 46-year-old whose jail booking record describes him as homeless, had an altercation with the 64-year-old Glade Park man that apparently started over a traffic incident, according to an affidavit for his arrest.

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  19. CDPHE: Drilling health risk to residents lowRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 28 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... ssment specific to oil and gas emissions, using newly release Colorado State University data from studies in Garfield County and on the Front Range.

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  20. Battlement Mesa pipeline work sloppy, COGCC says, but health department won't investigateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Denver Post

    Summit Midstream, the company installing pipeline in Battlement Mesa, has engaged in "improper practices" regarding soil and stormwater handling, according to a report sent to Garfield County by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission environmental manager Greg Deranleau. Deranleau recommended that the county refer the sites to the Colorado Water Quality Control Division for review and inspection, but the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said that it did not have the resources to investigate the matter, according to Garfield County oil and gas liaison Kirby Wynn.

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