Snowmass–A Snowmass ski patroller suffered head and spinal
injuries after reportedly crashing into a tree yesterday. The
patroller, who’s name has not been released was flown to a
Denver hospital in critical condition.
Basalt–Five people were injured in a head-on collision Saturday
night on Highway 82. A 13 year old boy suffered the worst
injuries in the wrong-way crash. He was flown to a Denver
Rifle–Garfield County Crimestoppers are looking for the person
who stole an expensive piece of equipment from the Rifle Fire
Department. The theft took place after firefighters responded
to an incident. Witnesses say a motorist drove by and picked
it up. If you have any information about this incident, contact
Garfield County Crimestoppers at
Loveland Ski Area–Some 75 couples either tied the knot or renewed
their vows at the Loveland ski area this morning and then carved
some turns to celebrate. It was all part of Loveland’s 20th annual
Valentine’s Day “Marry Me and Ski Free” day.

DENVER (AP) – The number of businesses filing for bankruptcy
protection appears to have fallen for the first time in four years
in 2010. Statistics compiled by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in
Colorado show bankruptcy filings among businesses in 2010 were down
almost 4 percent from the year before. However, personal bankruptcy
filings increased about 17 percent last year from 2009.

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – The telephone directory printing company
RR Donnelley Norwest Inc. says it plans to close its Greeley
printing plant within 60 days. The Greeley Tribune reports the
closure will affect 177 workers. The company’s vice president of
human relations said in a letter last week that employees would be
dismissed starting in April, and the plant closure was the
company’s only option “to remain a leader in the highly
competitive commercial printing industry.”

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Board of Education has decided to
raise the fee for teaching licenses from $60 to $80, starting March
1. The fee for one-year substitute teaching authorizations will
rise from $30 to $40, and it will be $20 instead of free for
teachers to renew added endorsements on their licenses. Interim
state Education Commissioner Robert Hammond says fee increases are
needed to reduce a sometimes months-long backlog in processing
license applications.