Glenwood Springs–The Roaring Fork Re-1 School District would like the public’s help in finding a new superintendent. Staff members, students, parents and community members are invited to attend a meeting this Thursday night at Glenwood Springs Middle School at 7 o’clock. A public feedback meeting with Glenwood business owners will be held Friday afternoon at 1 at the middle school.
Glenwood Springs–Human trafficking and child prostitution are the subjects of a revealing documentary film entitled, “The Playground.” The film will be shown this Wednesday night at the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 6:30. A discussion will follow the screening with a panel of federal and local law enforcement officials.
Red Cliff–Folks in Red Cliff can turn on the faucets again. Water service was restored late yesterday, three days after the town’s water main froze and broke. The town is asking Eagle County to help cover the 60 thousand dollar repair bill.
Denver–Avalanche danger is high today in the northern, southern and central mountains today. In addition, the snow and will make driving a hazard for the next couple of days.
DENVER (AP) – The father of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
is awaiting word on whether he’ll go prison after being convicted
of evading taxes. Douglas Bruce was to be sentenced Monday afternoon for felony charges including evading state taxes, filing a false return and
failing to file a tax return between 2005 and 2010.
He faces up to 12 years in prison
Bruce was convicted of hiding millions of dollars in a sham
charity prosecutors said he set up to avoid taxes.
Bruce, a former state lawmaker, said state officials went after
him for promoting smaller government.
DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that guns
stolen during a burglary are not classified as deadly weapons.
The court threw out the first-degree burglary conviction of Mark
Montez and ordered his conviction reduced to second-degree
burglary. Montez was convicted of breaking into a Lakewood home in
2005 and stealing money and two shotguns.
The court on Monday said the legislature has not classified
firearms stolen in burglaries as deadly weapons, regardless of the
manner intended to use them.
DENVER (AP) – The crime of criminal libel is one of the oldest
in Colorado’s books. One Colorado senator is looking to repeal the
seldom-used law in an era when almost anyone can be a publisher
Republican Sen. Greg Brophy says the law tramples on free speech
rights. He says the statute has been in the books since the late
19th century but doesn’t serve much purpose because people can seek
civil relief from libel.
Seven people have been charged with libel in the last two years.
Brophy’s bill has its first hearing Tuesday.
Brophy says he was inspired to introduce the legislation because
of a college student whose computer was seized and was threatened
with libel because he made fun of a professor.