News, February 4th

GARCO CLEAN ENERGY FUNDS APPROVED

Glenwood Springs—Garfield County will continue funding clean energy in 2014.  The Board of Commissioners agreed to contribute 155 thousand dollars toward Garfield Clean Energy.  Director Heather McGregor says the money will go toward a number of vital programs including continuing education for businesses and local governments on how to improve energy efficiency.

MUG SHOT BILL APPROVED

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado House has approved legislation that would require commercial websites to remove people's mug shots if the person was found innocent of the crime for which they were arrested. Boulder Democratic Rep. K.C. Becker says her bill seeks to address websites that make money by posting people's mug shots, and then charging for their removal.

SNOW SURVEY UNDERWAY

FORT COLLINS (AP) – We'll have a better idea of how much water to expect in spring runoffs when a snow survey now underway is completed. The survey by the Natural Resources Conservation Service is a key indicator of drought and snowpack levels in Colorado. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports municipalities and water conservation districts rely on the annual survey.

ARVADA HOSTAGE SITUATION OVER

ARVADA (AP) – Police say a hostage situation is over at a home in the Denver suburb of Arvada. A 13-year-old boy was seen leaving the house with police after a loud bang was heard. Earlier, police said the suspect and hostage don't know each other. The condition of the suspect isn't known. The incident began last night.

CSU-PUEBLO CUTS

PUEBLO (AP) – Officials at Colorado State University-Pueblo will cut 14 faculty positions as the university moves to reduce costs. Before officials are finished in June, more than 40 positions will be eliminated in an effort to make up a $3.3 million shortfall. Class loads will be adjusted to cover classes of the eliminated positions.

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