Federal Mine Safety officials have issued nearly 100 orders or citations to Star Mine Operations, the company that owns a silver mine near Ouray where two miners died last month, after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide.
Garfield County wants Governor John Hickenlooper to intervene with the state's new health insurance rules. The county has some of the highest premiums in Colorado under new guidelines. which are part of the Affordable Care Act.
27-year-old Jacob Saunders was killed on Tuesday after an accident at the intersection of Crawford Road and Stewart Mesa Road in the North Fork Valley.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, a call about the accident was received just after 8 am Tuesday morning.
Authorities say Saunders was driving on Crawford Road toward Paonia when he was struck by a 1989 Ford Pickup traveling westbound on Stewart Mesa Road. The driver of the pickup reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the car.
This week Delta County commissioners heard a wide ranging assessment of the past year’s activities and a glimpse of the future from Grand Mesa Uncompahgre Gunnison (GMUG) Forest Supervisor Scott Armentrout.