CSP: Suspect in West Glenwood

UPDATE: July 3, 1:48 pm
The suspect has been identified as Charles Young (26) from Alabama. He is wanted by CSP Troopers for drug trafficking and reckless endangerment following a high speed pursuit. Young is still at large in the Glenwood Springs area. Troopers are still searching the area.

Troopers have seized approximately 20 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and a couple pounds of fentanyl pills. If you see the suspect, do not approach, please call 911.

7-3-21, 1:02 pm
Colorado State Patrol: Troopers, Deputies, and Officers are searching for a black male wearing a black shirt in the area of the Honda dealership in west Glenwood. The suspect fled on foot following a high speed chase related to drugs.

Please call 911 if you see anything suspicious. Please AVOID area, Sheriff K9 and Troopers searching the area for suspect. Follow @CSP_Eagle on Twitter.

CSP: Suspect in West Glenwood

GCSO: Eastbound I-70 closed near New Castle following crash

UPDATE – 5:05 pm
Garfield County Emergency Operations Center: I-70 open at mile marker 105 eastbound, New Castle.

5-21-21, 10 am
Eastbound I-70 is closed due to an accident at the 107 mile marker. Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto US Highway 6 at the 105 (New Castle Exit) and will re-enter at the 109, Canyon Creek Exit.

Westbound traffic remains open but is moving slow.

Two medical helicopters are on scene to evacuate the injured. The accident occurred around 9:00 AM between a car and a semi.

Closure of Eastbound I-70 is anticipated to last several hours. Diverted travelers on US Highway 6, eastbound are asked to drive careful and not stop along the highway to view the accident clean-up operations.

Thank you for your cooperation in this incident.


Centro de operaciones de emergencia del condado de Garfield: I-70 abierta en la milla 105 en dirección este, New Castle.

5-21-21, 10 am
La I-70 en dirección este está cerrada entre New Castle y Glenwood Springs debido a un accidente. El tráfico en dirección este se está desviando hacia la autopista US 6 en el punto de milla 105 (salida de New Castle) y volverá a entrar en el punto de milla 109 (salida de Canyon Creek).

El tráfico en dirección oeste permanece abierto pero se mueve lento.

Se prevé que el cierre de la I-70 en dirección este durará varias horas. A los viajeros desviados en la autopista US 6, en dirección este, se les pide que conduzcan con cuidado y no se detengan a lo largo de la carretera para ver las operaciones de limpieza del accidente.

GCSO: Eastbound I-70 closed near New Castle following crash

CSP: I-70 eastbound closed at Glenwood Springs exit 116

UPDATE at 12:20 am: 911 dispatch reports I-70 is open between mile markers 116 to 119 both directions; both westbound lanes and one eastbound lane is open.

UPDATE at 10:24 pm: 911 dispatch reports I-70 is closed between mile markers 116 and 119 both directions, between the Glenwood and No Name exits, due to an accident.

UPDATE at 4:40 pm: I-70 open at mile marker 114 and 116 for one lane traffic eastbound. There will be intermittent closures for the next several hours.

2:34 pm: Accident just east of Glenwood Springs exit 116 closed I-70 with no estimated time of reopening.

CSP: I-70 eastbound closed at Glenwood Springs exit 116

111 Fire in South Canyon on north side of I-70

UPDATE: 8.5.20 at 8:30 p.m. This fire is 25% contained, and under investigation. However, Glenwood Fire reports the fire was human caused and accidental in nature.

UPDATE: 6:41 p.m. CDOT: eastbound I-70 is open at Canyon Creek and with a slow roll. One lane open westbound at I-70 exit 114, other lane closed for firefighting overnight. Traffic is moving slowly. Please stay safe. Fire crews are still working along the highway.

UPDATE: 5:15 p.m. Seven aircraft are actively working to suppress this fire. Type 1 and type 3 helicopters responded to the fire.

UPDATE 4:10 p.m.
This fire is approx 35-40 acres in size. Type 1 and type 3 helicopters are responding to this fire.

There is a pre-evacuation order in place for Ami’s Acres. I-70 closure was due to water drops going over the interstate to combat the fire.

Please note that westbound traffic from Eagle County should NOT detour into Gypsum/Cottonwood Pass Road. Cottonwood Pass Road is not recommended or accessible due to paving operations on Valley Road and utility work on Cottonwood Pass Road. Highway updates will be automatically posted to COtrip.org and on CDOT’s Twitter page.

If you live in the West Glenwood area and did not receive pre-evacuation orders, go to garco911.com and sign up for emergency communications. This is how we will contact you if your residence needs to be evacuated. Check @glenwoodspringsfiredepartment on Facebook for updates. Two Rivers Park Boat ramp was closed for active helicopter water drops occurring on the Colorado River.

City of Glenwood Springs press release on the 111 Fire.

111 Fire in South Canyon on north side of I-70