Glenwood Springs–The Colorado Reapportionment Commission got an earful of comments from local leaders concerned about the new political district boundaries being proposed. The Commission held a public meeting this past weekend and received several negative comments about New Castle being moved from District 61 to the newly created 63rd.
Redstone–It has been nominated as one of the Most Endangered Places in Colorado. The 109 year old hydroelectric powerhouse near Redstone may get the nod from Pitkin County officials to be preserved for historic purposes. Authorities say it could collapse at any moment.
Summit County–A Dillon police officer was killed yesterday in a motorcycle accident on Highway 9. Investigators say officer Jim Schaffer was off duty when he crashed near Heeney.
Denver–A major lawsuit challenging the way Colorado funds public schools is going into it’s fifth and final week. Many education experts say Colorado’s system of funding schools is unconstitutional.
Elsewhere in the news…
DENVER (AP) – Authorities are assessing the damage after a
tanker truck crashed and spilled 4,000 gallons of fuel into Clear
Creek. State police say the crash occurred about 9 a.m. Saturday on
U.S. 6 near the Loveland Basin ski area, leaving the driver with
minor injuries. Federal pollution officials were called to check
the damage to the creek, which was tinted red because the diesel
fuel for farm machinery had been dyed. State Trooper Greg Manning
tells the Denver Post that there have been reports that some fish
were killed and wildlife officials have been contacted.
FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) – The small town of Fort Morgan may
decide not to bother with local elections this November – because
so far there’s only one candidate for every office on the ballot.
The Fort Morgan Times reports that unless someone signals by today
that they plan to run as a write-in candidate for one of four
offices to be decided, the election could be scrapped. Mayor Terry
McAlister has no opposition for another term, and three city
council seats have one candidate each.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Four people were arrested and at
least 10 people taken away by ambulance after what police are
calling a “megaparty” near Colorado State University. Between
2,000 and 4,000 people were believed to be at Saturday’s
back-to-school party at an off-campus apartment complex. The
Coloradoan reports that injuries were minor and mostly related to
alcohol intoxication. A Fort Collins Police lieutenant told the
newspaper that the department was “overwhelmed” by the rowdy pool
party advertised on Facebook.