Tag Archives: Garfield

Family Of Four Dies In Plane Crash

Four people are dead after a private plane crash over the weekend in Garfield County. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the aircraft was heading from Fort Collins to Moab, Utah Friday night when the crash occurred. The plane’s last reported location was about 9 miles north of Rifle, near Baxter Peak. The plane was carrying a family of Continue reading

Routt National Forest Fire Restrictions Instituted

Along with the fire restrictions that have been instituted in Moffat County and for lands managed by the BLM’s White River Field Office, Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place for the entirety of the Routt National Forest. The restrictions pertain to lands located in Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties. The restrictions are Continue reading

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Instituted

Those planning travel for the fourth of July weekend to Garfield or Mesa Counties, should be aware that Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place. The decision to institute the fire restrictions is based on vegetation water levels. Despite good snow pack this year, recent hot and dry weather in the area has resulted in high fire danger at lower elevations in Mesa and Grand Counties. Fire restrictions have not Continue reading

MOCO Supports Amending Sage Grouse Plan

The changes Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is considering making to the Sage Grouse Management in the U.S. will most likely be less severe than previously thought. Reports are now that Zinke is looking to modify the existing plan as opposed to scrapping the whole plan and starting over. He is said to be considering modifications to incorporate Continue reading

Police Look For Info On Human Remains

Human remains were discovered recently on Lookout Mountain near Glenwood Springs, and police are looking for help in determining how they got there. The bones of 40-year-old Thomas Norberg of Rifle were found by hikers in the area in late March.  Norberg was last seen when he was Continue reading

MOCO Joins Law Suit Concerning Sage Grouse

Moffat County has joined a lawsuit against the BLM regarding its plan for Greater Sage Grouse management in Northwest Colorado. At their meeting yesterday, the Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Garfield, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties to split the litigation expenses for the lawsuit. Garfield County will cover the majority of the Continue reading

Commissioner Beck Named Chairman Of AGNC

Moffat County Commissioner Ray Beck has been named Chairman of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado. Beck Continue reading

Garfield County High Schools Closed After Threat

Officials closed Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs and Basalt high schools Thursday morning after the schools were alerted by the Carbondale Police Department that an 18-year-old student had threatened violence against a school on social media.  While the threat was anonymous, the IP address was traced to the Carbondale area.  As a Continue reading

Body Found In River Identified

The body pulled from the Colorado River near New Castle last week, has been identified as that of 28 year old Patrick Henry of Oklahoma. According to the Garfield County Coroner, Henry’s death is believed to be a suicide. The coroner determined that Henry died from self inflicted stab wounds to Continue reading

$2 Million Bond Set In Murder Case

olivo-tellez-booking-photoA $2 million dollar cash only bond was set earlier this week for Gustavo Olivio-Tellez, the man suspected of murdering 24 year old Blanca  Salas  in Glenwood Springs last week.  Prosecutors believe that Olivio-Tellez planned the crime for several days before committing the murder.  This is the Continue reading

24 Year Old Woman Murdered

olivo-tellez-booking-photoA woman was found murdered over the weekend at the Pinon Pines apartments in Glenwood Springs. Friday night, police discovered the body of a 24 year old female who appeared to be the victim of extreme domestic violence.  After an initial investigation, it was Continue reading

DUI Checkpoints For Labor Day Weekend

dui-checkpointThere will be DUI checkpoints throughout Garfield County this Labor Day Weekend. The Colorado State Patrol is partnering with local law enforcement officers to take as many impaired drivers off the roads as possible. In conjunction with the DUI checkpoints this weekend, officers will be increasing DUI enforcement throughout the entire county for Continue reading