NEWS

GARCO LOOKING FOR PARTY STATUS IN AIR QUALITY CONTROL

Glenwood Springs—What’s right for the front range may not be right for the Western Slope.  Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky wants a place at the table when it comes to air quality control.  The board is asking for party status to have a say on statewide air pollution regulations.  County officials are especially concerned about the Air Quality Control Commission’s Rule Number 7 as it applies to oil and gas development, fearing it could have a negative impact on the industry.  West Slope Oil and Gas Association Executive Director David Ludlam says the regulations are far too broad.  He says air quality rules in metro areas should not apply to Western Colorado based on population alone.

GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE/DAY 2

Glenwood Springs—The morning commute on the first day of the Grand Avenue Bridge Detour was slow and a challenge but the drive home proved to be the big headache for motorists and local law enforcement directing traffic.  This morning, the drive from Rifle to Glenwood Springs took about two hours.  For those heading west into Glenwood from Eagle County, C-DOT Communications Director Tracy Trulove says it’s less congested. She says commuters coming from neighboring counties like Eagle and Pitkin are working collaboratively with Garfield County and Glenwood Springs.

REDWINE RETURNED TO COLORADO

Durango—Mark Redwine, the former Durango man suspected of killing his 13 year old son Dylan nearly five years ago is back in Colorado to face charges.  Redwine arrived on a chartered flight from Washington State to be advised of his rights and possible penalties for the death of his son. The boy was reported missing during a visit to his dad’s home outside Durango on Thanksgiving weekend of 2012.  The youngster’s body was later found and Mark Redwine has maintained his innocence since then.  Last month however, additional evidence surfaced in the case, leading investigators to the father. Mark Redwine faces charges of second degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.  If convicted of either charge he could get up to 48 years in prison.  Redwine is currently being held on a one million dollar, cash only bond.

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