FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (02/10/2011)

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs 20-year comprehensive plan is nearly complete. The planning and zoning commission pored over the document yesterday that addressess several issues like growth, housing, tourism and
transportation.
Denver–A lawsuit challenging the state’s oil and gas regulations was dropped by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Officials with COGA
say they asked for a dismissal after talking with state natural resources director Mike King. The tougher rules were adopted nearly two years ago.
State Capitol–They sympathize with consumers having to pay sky high utility bills but Colorado Democrats say lowering clean
energy standards for utilities would be short-sighted. Democrats shot down Republican leaders attempts to lower utility bills.
State Capitol–Some medical marijuana rules have yet to take effect in Colorado like the one requiring all transactions to be recorded.
State lawmakers will tackle some revisions to medical weed regulations today.

GREELEY– The family of a suspected car thief whom authorities say shot and killed a Weld County sheriff’s deputy plans to sue officers for shooting the suspect, who died from his wounds. Denver’s KMGH-TV reports the family of 20-year-old Rueben Reyes blame Greeley, Evans and Weld County officers for excessive force in the Nov. 23 shooting. The family is seeking $250,000.

DENVER–The Colorado Department of Education says the on-time graduation rate inched up by about 2 percent last year
compared to the class of 2009. The dropout rate was measured at 3.1 percent, down from 3.6 percent the previous school year.

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