Several Accidents triggered by slick roads and poor visibility from dense fog closed eastbound I-70 at mile marker 105 this morning.
Glenwood Springs–An angry Silt Mesa resident may sue over recent findings from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
that drilling is not contaminating her water well. Beth Strudley disputes the report and says her family has suffered physical
ailments from contamination.
State Capitol–A Grand Junction freshman lawmaker says the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission should have
more industry representatives on the panel. Representative Ray Scott is sponsoring a bill that would return to the C-O-G-C-C
to it’s old makeup.
Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County 20 year comprehensive plan was presented to the Board of Commissioners. The plan covers a
wide variety of issues including land use, transportation, energy, housing and economic growth.
Aspen–A veteran snow safety instructor and avalanche expert at A-Basin, collapsed and died yesterday while hiking to the top of the Aspen Highlands Bowl. Leif Borgeson was 50 years old.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Students at the University of Colorado in
Boulder plan a rally today in support a bill that would extend
in-state tuition to many Colorado students in the country
illegally. Supporters say the bill in the Colorado Legislature
would be a long-term investment in the state’s future. Opponents
say it would reward illegal behavior.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republicans are going after renewable
energy requirements they say are hurting consumers. Today the state
Senate takes up a bill undoing a requirement that utilities get 30
percent of their electricity from renewable sources such as wind
and solar by 2020. The measure would roll that requirement back to
10 percent, a renewable energy standard utilities already exceed.

DENVER (AP) – A federal judge expects to decide today whether to
block a prayer luncheon at the Air Force Academy after some faculty
members and a religion watchdog group filed a lawsuit alleging it’s
unconstitutional. Judge Christine Arguello heard arguments and
testimony yesterday.

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