Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Attorney Andrew Gorgey will receive an additional 1,250 dollars a month to serve as the interim county manager. County commissioners agreed to the compensation package for Gorgey while a nationwide search continues for a permanent replacement for Ed Green who was fired two weeks ago.
Glenwood Springs–Yesterday’s snowstorm caused problems for people across the state. Avalanche danger is high in the back country. About 9 inches of snow fell in some areas. Several accidents and slide offs were reported last night along I-70, Highway 82 and State Highway 13. Things appear to be back to normal today but the extreme cold has left roads icy and snowpacked.
Telluride–The man who fell to his death while ice climbing near Telluride tow days ago helped make the sport famous. Ice climbing specialist Jack Roberts was well known around the nation as the foremost expert on the adventure sport. He wrote several books and articles on ice climbing. Jack Roberts was 58.
Denver/Boulder–Thieves are going after catalytic converters these days. Car owners are being warned by Colorado law enforcement agencies to keep an eye on their vehicles. Catalytic converters contain precious metals that can fetch hundreds of dollars on the black market. The converters are attached to the underside of most cars.
DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael
Hancock and Sen. Mark Udall took part in a Martin Luther King Jr.
Day celebration yesterday in a park near downtown Denver. The
celebration began with a march and ended with the memorial at Civic
Center Park. There was also a march honoring Dr. King in Fort
DENVER (AP) – Hundreds of people have signed an online petition
protesting the firing of former NFL player and Denver Broncos
commentator Dave Logan as head football coach at Mullen High
School. KMGH-TV reports the online petition calls for the firing of
the school’s CEO Ryan Clement and Principal Jim Gmelich. The school
would not comment on why it fired Logan.