NEWS, AUGUST 15TH

Carbondale–Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will be in Carbondale and Rifle today to talk about energy development and other related issues. Bennet is meeting with constituents on the Western Slope during the congressional recess.

Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners are tackling some tough land use issues today. The board is deciding whether the newly adopted 2030 comprehensive plan should be an advisory document or mandatory in nature.

Parachute–Police in Parachute are still searching for whoever set three water trucks and a shed on fire late last month, causing 230 thousand dollars worth of damage. Crimestoppers of Garfield County is offering a one thousand dollare reward for information leading to an arrest.

Aspen–Federal officials are investigating the gruesome accident in Aspen that killed a construction worker last Thursday. 39 year old Greg Watson of Minneapolis was killed when his safety cord got tangled in a hard rock drilling auger.

Denver–Four years ago, state engineers identified 121 bridges that are in dire need of repair. Today, only six have been repaired. C-DOT officials are prioritizing the list of bridges that need to be fixed.

In other news…

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Police say a Colorado Department of
Corrections employee told them he was drinking and taking
painkillers hours before a car crash that injured a family of three
in Aurora. Aurora police spokesman Lt. Chuck DeShazer says
38-year-old Jason Ulrich could be charged with vehicular assault if
alcohol or drugs are found in his system. DeShazer told The Denver
Post that witnesses told police they saw Ulrich weaving before the
crash and investigators believe he was driving 30 miles over the
speed limit at the time of the accident.

AULT, Colo. (AP) – Authorities pulled the body of a person from
a car found submerged in a pond near Ault. The Colorado State
Patrol says it’s unclear how long the vehicle had been in the water
when a trooper spotted it early Saturday. The Greeley Tribune
reports that the name of the deceased has not been released.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Residents near Horsetooth Reservoir
west of Fort Collins are urging officials to drop a plan to add
more campsites amid concerns of increased noise in the area and
blocked views. People who live near the recreation area told the
Larimer County Parks Advisory Board last week that they’re worried
about having more traffic, noise, and that RV sites would obstruct
their views. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports that it’s now up
to the county commissioners to consider the plan Tuesday.

 

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