FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (02/25/2011)

Denver–The renewable energy industry would suffer a setback if Xcel Energy
cuts incentives for solar panel arrays according to solar energy workers.
Solar panel installers and manufacturers are protesting Xcel’s plan to
cut incentives from 2.35 per watt to a dollar-twenty-five.
Denver–Businesses across the nation are being warned by the FBI
to keep an eye out for suspiciously large purchases of fertilizer, pesticides
other combustible materials.
Aspen/Grand Junction–A former Aspen financial adviser is facing a
long list of federal charges for allegedly swindling over a million
dollars from an elderly man in a nursing home.
Grand Junction–Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall is considering
a plan to make the Colorado National Monument near Grand
Junction a National Park.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – A Saudi Arabian linguist convicted of
sexually assaulting an Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her a
virtual slave for four years has a chance at reducing his minimum
sentence. Homaidan al-Turki maintains his innocence and blames
anti-Muslim sentiment for the charges that led to his 2006
conviction and sentence of 28 years to life in prison. Prosecutors
oppose any adjustment.

DENVER (AP) – Republicans succeeded in getting a bill to lower
unpopular late fees for vehicles out of the House but the proposal
now heads to Senate where Democrats have control. The measure would
lower late fees back to $10, down from a maximum $100. Analysts
estimate that lowering the fees would save late drivers about $25
million annually.

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