News, January 3rd

SOUTH GLENWOOD HOUSING PROJECT CONSIDERED

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council will consider plans for a new, 55-unit housing development along Airport Road. The developer is looking for a few exemptions for the project near the old coke ovens. Tonight’s council meeting begins at 7.

GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE OPEN HOUSE/MEDIA PANEL

Glenwood Springs–The Grand Avenue Bridge Project is nearing the final planning phases and many people still have questions and concerns about it. An open house will be held next Wednesday night at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 5 to 7:30. A special media panel discussion and Q and A about the bridge is set for the following night at Glenwood City Hall.

COLORADO GUN BUYERS FORCED TO WAIT IN A LONG LINE

Denver–The wait time for a firearms background check in Colorado is now nine days. The criminal background check that once took about an hour has gone up along with the surge in permit requests following the school shootings in Connecticut.

COLORADO MEDICAID COVERAGE/OBAMACARE

DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado is going to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income adults as called for by President Barack Obama’s federal health care law. Hickenlooper says he has a plan to save more than $280 million in Medicaid spending over 10 years, allowing for the expansion of the health care insurance program.

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