Rifle–The viability of oil shale in the western United States will be
discussed during a public hearing tonight in Rifle. The Bureau of
Land Management is holding meetings dealing with possible oil
shale exploration and development. Three meetings are scheduled
tonight at the CMC West Garfield Campus in Rifle at 4, 6:30 and 9.
Glenwood Springs–For college students hoping to be among the
first to earn Bachelor’s Degrees from Colorado Mountain College,
there’s an important informational meeting tonight at the Spring
Valley Campus at 6. It’s the first of several meetings CMC will be
holding this month.
Battlement Mesa–Garfield County Commissioners pulled the plug
on the Health Impact Assessment of oil and gas drilling in Battlement
Mesa. County commissioners took the advice of the state experts
conducting the assessment that enough time and money had been
spent collecting data.
Greeley–Gary Faulkner, the Greeley construction worker who flew
to Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden was overjoyed to hear the
9-11 mastermind and al Qaida leader had been killed.
DENVER (AP) – A bill allowing youths as young as 14 to receive
Colorado driver’s licenses for agricultural work goes before a
state Senate committee today. The agricultural youth driver’s
license would allow those at 14 1/2 years of age to drive, as long
as they do so only between their homes and an approved agricultural
business. Those under 16 could drive on highways only with an adult
in the car.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado programs that help the homeless and those
with HIV/AIDS have received nearly $2 million in federal grants.
The Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp. In Denver will get
$1.5 million for two of its projects, including one that provides
housing to the homeless. The rest of the money goes to Grand Valley
Catholic Outreach in Grand Junction and the Colorado Springs
Homeward Pikes Peak.

DENVER (AP) – The candidates to be Denver’s next mayor are
knocking on doors and making calls before the polls close in what
is shaping up to be a low-turnout all-mail election. Ten candidates
are on the ballot for today’s election, making a runoff almost
certain because 50 percent of the vote is needed to become mayor.
Denver voters don’t appear to be energized by the election. The
city’s Elections Division says more than 298,200 ballots were
mailed out and just under 23 percent had been returned as of