Basalt–Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to hold a rally tomorrow afternoon at Basalt High School. Romney may also give a hint as to who his vice presidential running mate will be. He’ll be joined tomorrow by Republican Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. The event is open to the public and begins at 3:50.
Glenwood Springs–The Rifle man who shot a Rifle police officer during a domestic dispute nearly two years ago was acquitted of attempted first degree murder. The jury returned the not guilty verdict last night but did find 54 year old Phillip Amonette guilty of first degree assault on a police officer. Amonette will be sentenced next month and could receive up to 32 years on prison.
Glenwood Springs–RAFTA’s “Velocirafta” Bus Rapid Transit project was honored yesterday by the Obama Administration. The project earned the President’s “Champion of Change” distinction during a ceremony at the White House. RAFTA CEO Dan Blankenship was on hand for the ceremony along with several board members.
DENVER (AP) – The artist Christo is once again delaying his plan to drape fabric over the Arkansas River amid legal challenges against agencies that have given approvals for it. Christo says a planned display in 2015 will be impossible. He didn’t say when he thinks the project could be completed. Opponents have cited concerns about how the project would affect wildlife, traffic and visitors’ safety.