NEWS, APRIL 18TH

Glenwood Springs–The snowpack in Colorado is getting worse. Despite last week’s snow and rain, local water experts say the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Basins are now hovering around 36 percent.

Aspen–The legal battle between former Aspen mayoral candidate Marilyn Marks and the city is now headed to the Colorado Supreme Court. Marks and the city have been embroiled in a secret ballot dispute for about three years.

Aspen–The Aspen Skiing Company has been named in a lawsuit filed by a woman who was bitten by a dog while walking near Aspen Mountain last fall.A New York couple who owns the dog are also being sued.

Denver–A bill that would allow medical weed business owners to train employees on Colorado’s rules and regulations is being considered by state lawmakers.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Boulder officials are supporting the
University of Colorado’s efforts to stop one of the nation’s
largest marijuana smoke outs. The smoke out is planned for Friday, 4/20, the unofficial holiday celebrating the drug nationwide.
City council members on voiced concerns, including the possibility of riots, over what they called a heavy-handed approach to shut down the rally. They still voted 7-2 in favor of backing the efforts.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A Grand Junction man is facing
charges after he was accused of telling authorities he had assault
rifles and directions from God to kill a Mesa County District Court
judge. Justin Townsel is facing a felony charge of retaliation against
a judge for allegedly making threats against Mesa County District
Judge Brian Flynn.

DENVER (AP) – More Colorado school districts are using
advertising signs on the sides of school buses to raise money.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools put its first ads on the outside of
school buses last month,while Greeley’s fleet has been carrying ads
for a year. School districts are required to ensure that ads meet state regulations on size and placement. The rules were adopted in 1993 and other districts have been using ads for years. Under plans for this year’s state budget, schools don’t face more cuts, but the funding per student is still about $600 lower than it was in 2009.

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