6-year-old girl who died on amusement park ride in Glenwood Springs is identified
Blunt-force injuries contributed to the death of Wongel Estifanos, the Garfield County Coroner said Wednesday.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be closed for two days after “incident” on ride leaves 6-year-old dead
The park told The Glenwood Springs Post Independent that “an incident occurred this evening at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on the Haunted Mine Drop ride that resulted in a fatality"
Hanging Lake Trail will take a long time to rebuild, but there’s clear water on the horizon
The Hanging Lake trail was buried in mud, rock and charred timber following intense rain. But the oasis was untouched by debris flows and the Forest Service hopes to rebuild a more sustainable path.
Woman seriously injured in moose attack in western Colorado
The woman, whose name was not released, was taking a dog out on a leash when she was attacked Friday night outside a home south of Glenwood Springs
I-70 in Glenwood Canyon will remain closed after CDOT finds damage “unlike anything they had seen before”
To detour around the latest closure, motorists are asked to travel north on U.S. 40 through Steamboat Springs, which adds several hours
Glenwood Canyon closes again as forest ecologists scramble to seed burn zone and prevent mudslides
Glenwood Canyon closed to traffic for almost three hours on Tuesday as rain threatened more mudslides. Forest botanists are working to stabilize and restore the Grizzly Creek burn zone to prevent more debris flows and highway closures.
Judge rejects mining company lawsuit over contested Glenwood Springs quarry
Wildlife officials ask anglers not to fish the Dolores River for the first time ever as rain fails to dent Western Slope drought
Fish and wildlife leaders say they have their eye on potential closures of the Animas and San Juan rivers as well.
Colorado Mountain College to spend $40M to build housing for students getting priced out of mountain towns
Housing accounts for most of the cost of a CMC degree, so 40 units each are planned for campuses in Breckenridge, Edwards, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs.
Colorado mountain, resort communities are rebounding — and then some — from coronavirus-scarred 2020
Despite grim projections last spring, many of Colorado’s high-country resort communities saw waves of in-state visitors in the fall and early winter fill local coffers.
With homelessness more visible than ever, Colorado cities don’t have to count outdoor residents
While Denver and Colorado Springs opted out of the annual homeless count during coronavirus, Grand Junction and Glenwood volunteers fanned out to rural camps
It’s not clear when Hanging Lake will reopen after the Grizzly Creek fire
Hanging Lake, which is designated as a National Natural Landmark, is located about 1,000 feet up a side canyon of Glenwood Canyon
Yes, in-person learning is still possible with “red” COVID numbers. Here’s how it looks in one Colorado district
One bright spot this year? Discipline referrals are down 90% because kids who are in the classroom really want to be there, one principal says.
Scouring soil, sowing seeds and spending millions for wildfire recovery in Glenwood Canyon
Glenwood Springs is spending more than $10 million on repairs and upgrades to water supply infrastructure following Grizzly Creek Fire.
The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns
As wildfires, avalanches and drought increase in intensity, worried city managers are planning and budgeting for better water systems and backup sources.
Colorado teens pregnant during coronavirus face increased isolation and difficult decisions
Still children themselves, teenagers have needs that differ from older parents, and the pandemic has made their pregnancies even more challenging.
Glenwood Springs needs $10.5 million — right now — to prepare for watershed impacts of Grizzly Creek Fire
The city has sketched plans for $86 million in public projects, including a $57 million bridge for wildfire evacuation, to handle debris and ash threatening its water supply now and to manage threats from future wildfires.
I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon after two week closure; fires continue to burn across Colorado
The reopening of I-70 is big news to Western Slope communities that were hurting because of the closed route
Pine Gulch fire grows to second-largest in Colorado history; investigators seek tips on Cameron Peak fire’s ignition
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a health advisory for the smoke emitted by the wildfires
The Grizzly Creek fire is threatening the Colorado River and water for the entire West
As the Grizzly Creek Fire rips through Glenwood Canyon, it endangers vital infrastructure for millions of westerners. Sediment and debris could foul the Colorado River for years to come.