FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/21/2011)

THE HIGHWAY 82 CORRIDOR OPTIMIZATION PLAN WAS ENDORSED BY THE GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT. THE PLAN, WHICH FEATURES 10 ALTERNATIVES, WILL BE SENT ON TO THE
STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

ASPEN/PITKIN COUNTY AIRPORT DIRECTOR JIM ELWOOD MAY BE HEADED TO THE GREAT NORTHWEST. ELWOOD IS ONE OF THREE FINALISTS FOR AN AIRPORT DIRECTOR’S JOB IN SPOKANE, WASHINGTON.

THE COLORADO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION WILL BE
AUDITED IF A FEW REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS GET THEIR
WAY. THE PUC’S IMPARTIALITY HAS COME UNDER
SCRUTINY OVER DEALINGS WITH XCEL ENERGY.
GARFIELD COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE EMPHASIZING THAT AUSTIN BOOTH DID NOT DIE OF H-1-N-1. THE 17 YEAR OLD RIFLE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR SUCCUMBED TO COMPLICATIONS FROM INFLUENZA. HIS MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD
MONDAY AFTERNOON AT 1 O’CLOCK AT CMC’S WEST GARFIELD CAMPUS IN RIFLE.
IN OTHER NEWS….
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – The Larimer County prosecutor has
dropped criminal charges against a 16-year-old Texas boy accused of
kicking a rock off a cliff that killed a Michigan girl vacationing
in northern Colorado. The trial of the Katy, Texas, boy had been
set for Feb. 1.

DILLON, Colo. (AP) – A snow slide apparently caused when a wall
of plowed snow fell on Loveland Pass trapped several vehicles.
State Trooper Heather Cobler tells Denver’s KMGH-TV that all
vehicles were removed after the slide yesterday afternoon. No
injuries were reported.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A man and woman will be tried
separately in the death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found
in the crawl space of a vacant home. The Gazette of Colorado
Springs reports that District Judge G. David Miller yesterday
ordered separate trials for 30-year-old Hanif Zarif Sims and
30-year-old Monique Alisa Lynch in Genesis Sims’ death.

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – A preliminary hearing has been scheduled
in March for a Phoenix truck driver accused of a crime spree in
northern Colorado. Forty-seven-year-old Scott Walker appeared by
video for a court hearing yesterday in Greeley. The Tribune says a
preliminary hearing was set for March 2 after a request by Walker’s
attorney, Seth Hardy of Denver.

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