Carbondale–Hearts are heavy in Carbondale over the apparent suicide of
police officer Nino Santiago. Santiago’s body was found
inside a car parked in front of Crystal River Elementary
School early Tuesday morning. Sheriff’s investigators
believe Santiago shot himself. The New York native was
raised in Puerto Rico and served 12 years in the Marines
that included Operations Desert Storm and Shield.
Glenwood Springs–The Arizona prison escapee who was captured in
Rifle last summer after a shootout with authorities reached
a plea bargain. 37 year old Daniel Renwick pled guilty to one
count of attempted first degree murder and attempted murder
with indifference. A third count was dropped in exchange. He’ll
be sentenced next month.
Glenwood Springs–Tonight the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District will
host the second in a series of meetings on the budget crisis. The state
is cutting education spending by 375 million dollars. Locally, that
means the Re-1 district will have to trim next year’s budget by over
3 and a half million dollars. Folks are encouraged to attend tonight’s
meeting at 6 O’clock to express their concerns and offer ideas
to make up for the loss.
Silt–Oil and gas drilling on Silt Mesa will be discussed tonight at
the Silt fire station. Concerned citizens will meet with officials
from Antero Resources and will also talk about the 2006 Community
Development Plan. The meeting begins at 6:30.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio is suing the
lawyers who represented him in his insider trading case, claiming
they were negligent and “grossly overbilled” him. Nacchio’s new
attorney filed the malpractice lawsuit in federal court in Newark,
N.J., today. It claims the law firm of Stern & Kilcullen billed
Nacchio more than $25 million, including tens of thousands of
dollars for staff breakfasts, underwear for lawyers and in-room

DENVER (AP) – An impairment standard for drivers using medical
marijuana today won final approval in the Colorado House and now
goes to the Senate. The bill sets a blood-content threshold to
charge marijuana users with DUI. The level has angered some medical
marijuana users but it would the most liberal in statute in the

DENVER (AP) – Colorado death certificates for women could soon
list whether they were pregnant when they died. Supporters said the
pregnancy listings could draw attention to possible
domestic-violence deaths. But privacy concerns led the Senate to
apply the requirement only to the time of death. The House signed
off on the change today.

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – Firefighters worked through the night near
Golden to prevent a wildfire from growing. Smoke was rising from
the nearly 2-square-mile blaze in the foothills this morning. The
fire is still only about 20 percent contained. Meanwhile a small
grassfire that broke out east of U.S. 36 near Longmont has been