Glenwood Springs–The Roaring Fork Re-1 school district is moving on.
‘Moving On’ is the name of a new curriculum that emphasizes levels
of proficiency instead of graduating kids based on age. District
officials unveiled the new program last night that will focus on
reading and math.
Carbondale–The Carbondale town board will discuss medical
marijuana ordinance issues at tonight’s meeting.
Western Slope–The Colorado Division of Wildlife wants to know
more about the habitat and migratory patterns of a herd of
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep near Ouray. The D-O-W is
joining the U-S Forest Service in a study.
Glenwood Springs–A dinner and silent auction is being held
tonight at the Riviera Restaurant in Glenwood Springs to
benefit a lifelong local family. All proceeds from the event
will be donated to help Myka Yellico cover mounting
medical bills. The wife of Garfield County Assessor Jim
Yellico is battling brain cancer. Bids on auction items
will be taken until 8 O’clock tonight.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado couple is back in the
United States after escaping the unrest in Libya.
Mohamed and Cindy Worayeth returned to Fort Collins Sunday, four
days after boarding a ferry to leave Libya.
The couple met at Colorado State University in 1977. Mohamed
Worayeth, an engineer, had returned to work in his native Libya in
2009 and his wife joined him last May.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported that their ferry ride was
delayed three days because of bad weather. When the boat finally
began its trip to Malta on Friday, the seas were still rough.
Mohamed Worayeth said everyone got sick on the eight-hour
At first, only Cindy Worayeth planned to return home but her
husband decided to leave too after seeing the crowds gathered at
DENVER (AP) – Beefed-up regulations to prevent scrap metal
thefts appear to be on their way to approval in Colorado.
The state House voted 61-4 Tuesday for a bill aimed at
preventing scrap metal thefts. High prices for copper and other
metals have led to a rash of metal thefts at construction sites,
power grid stations and other locations.
House Bill 1130 aims to keep better track of who’s selling scrap
metal by requiring photo IDs of the sellers. Scrap metal buyers
would have to set commodity metals aside for five days to give
police more time to track metals reported as stolen.
The bill also makes it illegal for scrap buyers to pay cash for
metal purchases over $300. The bill doesn’t apply to silver, gold
or platinum. It now heads to the Senate.
DENVER (AP) – A proposal to allow Colorado moviegoers to donate
a dime at movie theaters to draw filmmakers to the state has
cleared another hurdle.
The state House gave the idea final approval on Tuesday, voting
40-25 to send the bill on to the Senate.
The bill would allow voluntary donations at movie theaters for
the Colorado Film Commission, which offers incentives to filmmakers
for shooting in Colorado.
The Republican-backed idea started out as a 10-cent fee on movie
tickets. Sponsors changed the proposal to a voluntary donation, but
they say the bill is still needed to allow the commission legal
grounds to accept the donations.
The bill does not require theaters to solicit donations unless
they wish. Colorado has lower film incentives than most states.