Glenwood Springs–Over 100 law enforcement agencies across Colorado are looking for drunk drivers during the 4th of July holiday weekend. Increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints will be noticeable through 3 am Tuesday.

Glenwood Springs–The 4th of July is the busiest day of the year for firefighters. It’s also one of the most dangerous for personal injury. State health and safety experts recommend leaving the fireworks displays to the professionals. Check with your local community to see if personal fireworks are permitted.

Glenwood Springs–The New Castle man convicted of brutally beating a local woman in his apartment last October over some missing marijuana is going to prison for a long time. 21 year old Aaron Rabidue was sentenced to 18 years behind bars for the attack. He also plead guilty to other charges including burglary and menacing.

Rifle–Four elementary school teaching positions have been eliminated in the Garfield Re-2 district as part of a budget-cutting measure for next year. The district is also cutting the assistant superintendent’s job which will save them nearly 130 thousand dollars. The ’11-’12 budget was approved by the school board this week.

Eagle–The Eagle Police Department and the Division of Wildlife are looking for two numbskulls who witnesses say bought and hand-fed cheeseburgers to a dumpster-diving mother bear and three cubs. The incident took place this past Wednesday afternoon behind the Burger King restaurant in Eagle. Officials say the bear family will probably be back for more and will likely have to be put down.

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association joined another chamber. They joined the Joplin, Missouri Chamber of Commerce as a show of solidarity and support following the tornado and floods that ravaged the city.