Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council rejected a plan to impose a 20-cent fee for plastic shopping bags. The council agreed to encourage citizens to help the environment by using less plastic but said government has no right to order a fee to change behavior.

Glenwood Springs–If you recently bought fresh or frozen ground turkey you may want to take it back for a refund. Meat company Cargill is doing a nationwide recall of 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen turkey linked to a salmonella outbreak. One person in California has died. No illnesses have been reported in Colorado.

Denver–Public boards can indeed vote in secret. That’s the ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals. The court ruling came after the Fort Morgan City Council cast secret ballots to fill vacancies on the board and to appoint a local judge. The appeals court says there’s nothing in the state constitution prohibiting the practice of secret balloting.

Denver–Governor John Hickenlooper is considering a plan to privatize the state chartered worker’s compensation insurance fund. A similar plan for Pinnacol Assurance was shot down by the state legislature last year.

Grand Junction–Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton is making use of the current recess to visit constituents across the 3rd district. Tipton is talking about several issues including his vote against raising the debt ceiling.