NEWS, APRIL 20TH

Glenwood Springs–The historic Colorado River Water Cooperative agreement that was unveiled a year ago is close to being finalized. Glenwood Springs city attorney Karl Hanlon says all the major stakeholders hope to sign the agreement by this summer.

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs city council unanimously approved over a dozen conditions to pave the way for Berthod Motors’ new dealership. The new lot will be built at the site of the old Knotty Pine Cabins at 27th and Grand Avenue. The main building will be 21 thousand square feet of offices and showroom space.

Denver–Colorado’s unemployment rate for March held steady at 7.8 percent. In the tri-county area, only Garfield County’s jobless rate jumped from February to March.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s flagship university is trying to stop
the annual marijuana protest today that last year attracted more
than 10,000 people. Every April 20, marijuana activists hold
pot-smoking protests nationwide to demand legalization. The
gathering at CU Boulder has become one of the biggest campus
protests. Today the university is restricting access to authorized
visitors and is spraying a quadrangle where the protest takes place
with a foul-smelling fertilizer.

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) – A Breckenridge attorney who was
missing for nearly five years has been sentenced to 12 years in
prison for felony theft. A judge also ordered Royal “Scoop”
Daniel yesterday to pay $460,000 in restitution to his victims and
to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. After his disappearance,
Daniel was accused of embezzling at least $500,000 from his clients
through real estate transactions. Daniel was arrested last year
crossing into California from Mexico.

DENVER (AP) – The person who bought a Mega Millions lottery
ticket in Denver that turned out to be worth $1 million has yet to
step forward. A Mega Millions drawing March 30 was for a record
$640 million, but smaller prizes also were available.

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