No surprise: Workforce housing still elusive

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County’s latest housing needs assessment came to the same conclusions as a 1972 study, a 1984 study, a 1999 study and a 2007 study, which are:1. There’s not enough workforce housing.2. It’s prohibitively expensive.A 1972 study said, “inflation in land development and building costs have priced new conventionally […]

Highway 131 closed on Monday at Bond

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Crews from the Union Pacific Railroad will be replacing rail through the crossing on State Highway 131 at mile point 16.25 through Bond on Monday. The only day of a full closure will be Monday. Preliminary work begins Sunday, with flaggers ushering motorists through the work zone. Flaggers will […]

Highway 131 closed Monday at Bond

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Crews from the Union Pacific Railroad will be replacing rail through the crossing on State Highway 131 at mile point 16.25 through Bond July 25. The only day of a full closure will be July 25. Preliminary work begins July 24, with flaggers ushering motorists through the work zone. […]

Former Red Cliff Mayor Walter Fox died July 14

By scott miller RED CLIFF — Red Cliff never had a better friend than Walter Fox, and he will be missed.Fox, 71, died July 14 in Grand Junction. He was born in Fruita in 1945, and moved to Red Cliff after serving in the military. Arthur Fox, Walter’s son, said family records indicate that Walter […]

Woman rescued at Hanging Lake

By Ryan Summerlin Garfield County Search and Rescue and Glenwood Springs Fire Department deployed to Hanging Lake Trail mid-morning Wednesday to assist a woman who was believed to have had a heat stroke and seizure.Fire Chief Gary Tillotson said the woman was about three-fourths of a mile into the steep 1.2-mile trail. … Source:: Vail […]

Small car takes big drop off Red Canyon Road

By RANDY ESSEX For the second time in less than a year, a vehicle has fallen off a cliff along Red Canyon Road south of Glenwood Springs.At approximately 3:48 p.m. Thursday, rescue crews received a call from a passerby that a 2014 Chevy Sonic had fallen off the road. About one mile up the road […]

Search underway for missing Avon teen near Gore Canyon

By Lance Maggart A 19-year-old Avon man went missing Wednesday night in Grand County near the entrance to the Gore Canyon on the Colorado River, near the Applesauce/Fisherman’s Nightmare Rapids.County authorities were actively searching for the man throughout Thursday conducting searches from the air, ground, river and local railroad tracks. Officials from the Grand County […]

Eagle mulls plan for 42 townhomes at Eagle Ranch entrance

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Units in the Sylvan Circle project are already being advertised for sale, but the Eagle Town Board isn’t slated to give final approval for the project until July 26.Two weeks ago, members of the town board indicated they didn’t see any fatal flaws in the plan for a 42-unit project […]

Glenwood Canyon fully closed 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 27-28

By RANDY ESSEX Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will be fully closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for two days next week for helicopter operations associated with the rockfall mitigation project just west of the Hanging Lake Tunnel. The closures will be Wednesday, July 27, and Thursday, July 28.The eastbound closure starts at Exit […]

Bear wrangled to safety after getting Cheese Balls container stuck on head

By scott condon Heroic action by a resident of the Four Mile area outside of Glenwood Springs probably saved a black bear from a death sentence.A 2-year-old black bear was spotted for at least the past week in Four Mile with a clear plastic Cheese Balls container stuck over its entire head. “Man, we’ve been […]