Glenwood Springs–The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority
is in line to receive over 24 million dollars in
federal transportation funding for the VelociRAFTA project.
Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are pressing
the Obama Administration to release the money as soon as
possible so the work can begin.
Silt–Thursday’s oil and gas lease sale brought in over 540
thousand dollars for a 16-hundred acre parcel in Rio
Blanco County. A Windsor, Colorado company made
the winning bids.
Denver–Governor John Hickenlooper plans to sign a number of
bills into law today including one to prevent bullying in
Washington, D.C.–Four Colorado congressmen are calling for the
Obama Administration to help ease the pain at the gas pump
by increasing domestic oil production. One of them is Third
District Congressman Scott Tipton.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Prosecutors are expected to lay
out their case against a Colorado Springs woman accused in the
dragging death of a tow truck driver. The Gazette reports that
Detra Farries is due in her preliminary hearing this afternoon on
11 charges in the Feb. 23 death of Allen Rose, who was preparing to
tow an illegally parked SUV when someone drove away. Investigators
say Rose tried to chase the SUV but got tangled in a dangling tow
cable and was dragged for more than a mile. Farries was arrested
two days later.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is closer to getting a new federal judge.
The nomination of R. Brooke Jackson was unanimously approved by the
Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday and the full Senate will vote
on his nomination next. Jackson is the chief judge for the state’s
1st Judicial District, which covers Jefferson and Gilpin counties.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Naropa University is thinking about
consolidating its campus outside the city of Boulder, a move that
could take at least a decade. The Daily Camera reports that
officials at the Buddhist-inspired university say they’re looking
for a larger home, a decision based on a desire to start building a
larger student body.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Teachers from Aspen will be among those
helping to excavate fossils near Snowmass Village this summer. The
Denver Museum of Nature & Science picked 15 local volunteers to
work along scientists on the second round of work at the site. A
bulldozer operator discovered the first fossil at the site at the
Ziegler Reservoir in October and many more Ice Age specimens were
unearthed by scientists before the snow began to fall.