Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council decided to continue the discussion on a new apartment complex for the Meadows. City officials want to work out a few issues with a park and an access road before giving the the go-ahead on the first 60-affordable units.
Carbondale–About 50 people of all faiths gathered at a church last night in Carbondale to sing, pray and reunite the town, two days after the special election that sent the Village at Crystal River development project down to defeat.
Denver–When it comes to their health care agenda, Colorado Republicans aren’t getting very far. An attempt to repeal the federally mandated health insurance exchange program was defeated by the Democrat-controlled Senate committee on a party-line vote.
Denver–Colorado’s “Make My Day” law that allows homeowners to use deadly force against intruders may be extended to business owners. A bill nicknamed, “Make My Day Better,” was approved by a Republican controlled house committee.
In other news….
DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers have canceled legislative work
today as a major winter storm settles in over the state. By the
time the storm diminishes on Saturday, parts of eastern Colorado
could receive up to two feet of snow. Western Colorado is expecting
up to a foot of snow. Lawmakers living far from Denver are being
urged to travel home today.
DENVER (AP) – A refugee from Uzbekistan who’s accused of helping
a terrorist organization is back in Colorado. Jamshid Muhtorov
(MOO’-ter-off) of Aurora was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare
International Airport on Jan. 21 and is due to make his first
appearance in federal court in Denver today.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – A small passenger jet has run off the
runway while taking off from the Pueblo airport, but none of the 10
people aboard was reported hurt. The FAA said the Learjet 35 was
substantially damaged in the mishap at about 8:00 last night. The
runway was closed while crews removed the plane.
DENVER (AP) – Metropolitan State College is asking the
Legislature to change its name to Metropolitan State University of
Denver. The college’s board voted 6-3 yesterday in favor of the
change. Last year, Metro asked the Legislature to change the name
to Denver State University. It withdrew the request after
University of Denver officials said it was too similar to their
name. Metro has 24,000 students.