NEWS, JANUARY 12TH

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to consider a 30 year electric power pooling contract with the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska. The meeting begins at 5:30

Aspen–The case isn’t closed in the death of a young woman who was run over by a RAFTA bus early New Year’s morning. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the DA’s office is investigating to see if criminal charges are called for. 29 year old Joanie Kocab was hit from behind while walking up valley in the bus lane.

Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs police are looking for a middle-age Latino man who’s suspected of sexually assaulting a child on Christmas Day at a local Mexican restaurant.

Flat Tops–The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is warning backcountry skiers and snowboarders that the danger for avalanches is very high in the northern mountains.

In other news…

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Dog the Bounty Hunter may get the
last word in a spat with Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey over an
arrest last year.
A new episode of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” broadcast Wednesday
leaves out a dispute Duane “Dog” Chapman had with Hilkey
following the apprehension of a fugitive. Hilkey said he didn’t
watch the program. Chapman’s wife Beth said in a message
posted on Twitter it may be “time for Mesa county sheriff 2 eat
his words Again decide for your self.”
Hilkey set off a war of words when he criticized Chapman,
claiming he excessively pepper-sprayed a fugitive during a scuffle
last year and then took him into the sheriff’s office without
decontaminating the man first.

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Board of Education has voted to
approve rules establishing new quality standards for online schools
and make them subject to the same scrutiny as traditional schools
when they miss those standards. The state also will more thoroughly
scrutinize new applications for online schools. The revisions
result from 2011 legislation that was passed after critics accused
online schools of poor performance.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Convenience store chain Kum & Go
says it has plans for an $80 million expansion in Colorado. The
Iowa-based chain says it will add 20-25 stores in the area around
Colorado Springs within the next five years. The new stores will
add about 150 new jobs by the end of 2013.

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – A top medical commander at Fort Carson
is getting a promotion and a new job. Col. Jimmie O. Keenan will be
promoted to major general in a ceremony today at the post outside
Colorado Springs. Keenan’s new job will be chief of the Army Nurse
Corps.

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