DENVER (AP) – A retreat for prominent conservatives is taking
place this weekend in Vail. The semiannual retreat is hosted by the
billionaire brother Charles and David Koch (kohk). The retreats are
closed to the public and the press, but news of the meeting leaked
out when Virginia’s Republican governor, Gov. Bob McDonnell, listed
the gathering on his schedule. Protesters plan to be on hand.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) – Colorado business owners are asking
lawmakers to do a better job of making the state more attractive to
new businesses. The business owners met today with Sens. Michael
Bennet and Mark Udall and Gov. John Hickenlooper at Sierra Nevada
Space Systems in Louisville.

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – The Golden fire department says a large
shelf collapsed on top of a worker at an industrial park today,
killing him. Fire department spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley says it took
firefighters about 20 minutes to reach the man who was buried by
the collapse at Alpine Envelope. The man’s name has not been

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado State Parks Board has agreed to
allow the artist Christo to suspend nearly six miles of fabric
panels over the Arkansas River, if the federal Bureau of Land
Management approves. Christo will pay the state $550,000 to carry
out the project, called Over the River. The artwork would be
visible along U.S. 50.