News, January 17th

SOUTH GLENWOOD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT DISCUSSION CONTINUES WITH COUNCIL

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council has had two more weeks to digest a nearly 1 thousand page application for a major development project on Airport Road. Tonight, the council will decide whether to grant the developer’s requests for an extension on the vesting period and a waiver of the affordable housing requirement. The plans are to build 38 duplex units and 17 multi-family units near the old coke ovens in South Glenwood Springs. Tonight’s council meeting begins at 6.

UDALL TO TOUR GLENWOOD BUSINESS TOMORROW

Glenwood Springs–Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall will be in Glenwood Springs Friday afternoon, touring a successful business operation. The Senator will visit Fiberforge, a locally renowned company that makes composite parts and lightweight thermoplastics. Udall is scheduled to visit the business on Devereaux Road at 3 o’clock.

PALISADE WOMAN CHARGED FOR THE DEATH OF TWO SONS

Palisade–Heather Jensen was reportedly having sex with a man in his truck while her 2 and 4 year old sons were dying alone in her vehicle. Now, the Palisade woman is facing criminal charges including two counts of criminally negligent homicide, child abuse reulting in death while acting with negligence and false reporting. Jensen was taken into custody yesterday at her mother’s home in Florida. Coroner’s reports indicate the little boys died of overheating. 2 year old William died at the scene while 4 year old Tyler died later at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. The man she was supposedly having sex with told his side of the story to police.

STATE COMMISSION FOR CHILDREN TO REPORT TO GOV TODAY

Denver–The Colorado Earl Childhood Leadership Commission is prepared to give it’s annual report to Governor John Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor Joe Garfia today. The panel, created two years ago, is charged with finding ways to improve services for kids and their families. Since then, some 30 early childhood councils have been established around the state, helping 55 counties with financial and legal advice as well as literacy outreach programs.

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