NEWS, APRIL 10TH

Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Commissioners unanimously agreed to a resolution, denouncing the Bureau of Land Management’s limited access plan for oil shale research and development in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The vote came after a three hour public hearing that was mostly critical of the county’s stance.

Pitkin County–The Carbondale Fire Department responded to a brush fire yesterday that destroyed a car and partially burned a home at Swiss Village in Pitkin County. No one was hurt.

Craig–A wildfife near the Colorado/Wyoming state line is now fully contained. The fire started yesterday and burned over 300 acres. No one was hurt and no evacuations were ordered.

Denver–Bidding preferences to companies that hire local workers for state projects is being discussed by Colorado lawmakers. Democrats are fighting an uphill battle with Republican opponents on the measure.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Several American Eagle flights headed to
Aspen were diverted to other airports over the
weekend because of airport equipment failure.
Investigators say the equipment that guides landing planes
failed on Saturday and Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration
says it had problems after moving the equipment and expects it to
be fixed by Friday. Aviation director Jim Elwood says he wants to make sure the problem has been corrected.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A former Aspen ski instructor is suing
another skier accused of slamming into her on Aspen Mountain last
year. Susan Kern says the accident left her with 19 fractures. The
lawsuit seeks more than $100,000 from Aspen resident Claudio
Borgiotti. The accident occurred in a slow-skiing zone.
Borgiotti says he wants to talk with his attorney before
addressing the allegations.

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