News, January 7th

GARCO COMMISSIONERS BEGIN NEW YEAR

Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners begin the new year today with a relatively routine agenda. Tomorrow morning at 10, newly re-elected commissioners Mike Samson and John Martin will be sworn in. In addition, Sherry Caloia will be sworn in to begin her first term as the 9th Judicial District Attorney.

LOCAL HOMEOWNERS HOPE TO TESTIFY BEFORE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION

Denver–Several Garfield County homeowners who claim drilling activity near their property has caused health problems, hope to testify before state regulators this week. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is holding three days of public hearings this week in Denver to discuss issues related to drilling rig distances and groundwater testing.

TRIO OF YOUNG SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS WANTED IN GARCO

Glenwood Springs–Three young men are being sought by local authorities for allegedly dealing drugs in the valley. TRIDENT, the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team and Crime Stoppers of Garfield County are looking for information on the whereabouts of 18 year old Jordan Michel of El Jebel and two men from Carbondale; 20 year old Gerardo Garcia and 21 year old Eduardo Carrera. Michel is average height and thin with sandy hair and blue eyes. Garcia and Carrera both have brown hair and brown eyes and are short. Garcia has a stocky build while Carrera is slender. If you have any information about these three suspects, call Crime Stoppers of Garfield County at 945-0101 or go to garcocrimestoppers.com. A reward of up to a thousand dollars is being offered for information that leads to their arrest.

ECONOMIC PLANS FOR COLORADO

Denver–With the new legislative session set to begin in 48 hours, state lawmakers are about to unveil their plans to boost Colorado’s economy. Several bills to promote economic development will be on the table for 2013.

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