News, August 28th

Glenwood Springs–The pilot that was killed in last weekend’s plane crash near Steamboat Springs was on his way from Glenwood Springs to his hometown in Minnesota according to federal investigators. 36 year old Peter Nicholas Landherr was only person aboard the 1964 single-engine Piper when it crashed sometime between 4pm last Friday and 10am Saturday.

Glenwood Springs–The Grand Valley Citizens Alliance is suing the Garfield County Board of Commissioners over a March 27th oil shale meeting held behind closed doors in Vernal, Utah. The citizen’s group says the gathering was in direct violation of the open meetings law.
Commissioners say nothing about the meeting was illegal.

DENVER — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler says all signatures submitted in support of a campaign-finance measure and a proposed ban on abortion will undergo review before either one can make the ballot. Before a measure goes before voters, the Secretary of State’s Office typically reviews a sample of signatures supporting it to project whether the required 86,105 signatures were collected.

FORT COLLINS — President Barack Obama is making the first of two trips to Colorado in less than a week. The president is scheduled to appear at a rally at Colorado State University in Fort Collins as part of a swing through battleground state college towns. On Sunday, the president appears at an event in Boulder.