NEWS, FEBRUARY 28TH

Glenwood Springs–Westbound I-70 was closed for over three and a half hours last night in Glenwood Canyon after a semi hit a large rock and began leaking diesel fuel. No one was hurt and emergency responders were able to clean up the spill before it reached the river. The canyon is still a mess today. The eastbound side is closed right now due to accidents, snowy conditions and slick roads.

Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Commissioners voted 2 to 1 to deny a land use change permit for an asphalt batch plant to open next to an organic farm near the airport.

Parachute–The two Parachute men accused of kidnapping a teacher in Montana last month are facing felony charges. 22 year Michael Spell and 47 year old Lester Waters are the men police say abducted and murdered 43 year old Sherry Arnold. She was last seen jogging near her home January 7th and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Denver–Driving under the influence of marijuana…state lawmakers are once again embroiled in a debate over whether that’s on the same level as a DUI involving alcohol.

DENVER (AP) – Withholding wages from an employee could become
criminal in Colorado under a bill being debated at the state
Legislature. A House committee today considers a “wage theft”
bill that would make it illegal to withhold wages owed to workers.
Employers would not be charged if they can demonstrate they were
unable to pay owed wages. The U.S. Department of Labor has hired
about 300 additional investigators since 2010 to probe wage theft
complaints.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Springs police are
trying to help an Olympic athlete find his air pistol. KRDO-TV
reports Eli Bremer of Colorado Springs competed in the modern
pentathlon during the 2008 Summer games, and he hopes to qualify
for the 2012 Olympics in London. Bremer told police someone broke
into his pickup truck last night and swiped the gun.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Springs School District
11 is testing a school bus this year that is powered by propane.
District officials say they will evaluate its performance,
reliability and fiscal viability as a potential alternative to
buses that run on gasoline and diesel.

 

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