NEWS, AUGUST 18TH

Glenwood Springs–The driver of the logging truck involved in Tuesday’s deadly accident near Buffalo Valley is facing a criminal charge. The Colorado State Patrol charged 58 year old John Briggs with careless driving causing death. 24 year old Claudia DeRamirez of Glenwood Springs was killed instantly in the crash.

Glenwood Springs–Marijuana regulations and affordable housing are two of the items the city council will tackle at tonight’s meeting. The council will get it’s first look at the plans to build a 60-unit apartment complex south of Target on Wulfsohn Road. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6.

Rifle–The four candidates running for Rifle city council aren’t ready to toast the idea of beer and wine being served at the new movie theater. Brendan Theaters of California is applying for a liquor license for it’s seven-plex theater that’s scheduled to open in Rifle this December.

Denver–“Nuestro Rio” means Our River in Spanish. It’s also the name of a Latino group looking to bring attention to the health of the Colorado River. Officials with Nuestro Rio are holding rallies today in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico to raise awareness about the river and future water supplies.

In other news…

DENVER (AP) – Mexican authorities arrested three men suspected
in a 2006 slaying outside a Montrose bar. The Colorado Attorney
General’s office says the men are Mexican nationals and will be
prosecuted in their country. The attorney general’s office says
they face prosecution under Mexico’s penal code, which allows
prosecution of Mexican citizens for crimes committed in other
countries.

BATTLEMENT MESA, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife and
the Colorado Mule Deer Association are working to restore mule deer
and elk habitat near Parachute and Debeque (dih-BEHK’). The
Battlement Mesa project would remove pinion-juniper woodlands that
have displaced sagebrush and other natural forage for deer and elk.
It also would improve creeks and ponds and seed the area with
grass.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is receiving $15 million in federal
grants to fund several transportation projects. The money will help
with the widening of Interstate 225 between Parker Road and
Mississippi Avenue in Denver. The funds will also go to the
resurfacing of nine miles of U.S. Highway 160 in southern Colorado
along an area used to get to national parks and monuments.

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