Carbondale–A public debate will be held tonight at Carbondale Town Hall over the Village at Crystal River development project. Representatives from both sides are trying to rally voters who’ll decide the fate of the commercial and residential project during a January 31st special election. Tonight’s debate begins at 6.

Glenwood Springs–The search is underway for a new Garfield County Manager. The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to fire Ed Green. Green served as the county manager for nearly 14 years. No reason for his termination was given by the board.

Denver–A Colorado pro-life group is once again hoping to ban abortion. The organization, “Personhood Colorado” is turning in some 86 thousand petition signatures today to put the issue on the ballot for the third time in four years.

Winter Park–The spring like temperatures and lack of snow in the mountains is forcing alot of people to ditch the skis and snowboards and break out the inner tubes and sleds. Sledding parks in Colorado are seeing a big jump in attendance so far this winter.

In other news…

DENVER (AP) – Marijuana legalization activists in Colorado are
ready to turn in signatures to put the question on ballots this
fall. The Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol says it will
turn in some 160,000 signatures in favor of the ballot initiative.
The measure would make pot possession legal in small amounts for
adults over 21, without a doctor’s recommendation.

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wants to
find ways to preserve the history and natural resources in the San
Luis Valley, the region where he was born and raised. Gov. John
Hickenlooper, and Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are expected
to join him for a discussion of the issue today at Adams State
College in Alamosa. Yesterday Salazar designated an early Latino
settlement in the area – the Trujillo Homesteads – as a National
Historic Landmark.

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado animal shelter says a Florida
cat owner will reunite today with his lost pet, who was found
hundreds of miles away outside Denver. Daniel Johns lives in the
Naples area. Not long after adopting a cat that he named Waylon
this summer, the cat disappeared. Last month, someone found Waylon
on a snowy street and took the cat to Foothills Animal Shelter in
Golden. A microchip in the cat linked him to Johns.