BRUSH CREEK FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT
Rifle—The Brush Creek Fire north of Rifle is
now 90 percent contained. As resources and
crews are sent to other fires around the
country, officials expect to have full containment
tonight or tomorrow. Rifle Gap is now completely
open to the public. City officials have also
called for fire restrictions for Rifle Mountain
Park beginning tomorrow.
FIRE BANS INCREASING ACROSS THE STATE
Undated—Silt and Aspen are the latest communities
in Colorado to ban fireworks due to the fire danger
and dry conditions. Aspen officials have canceled
the 4th of July fireworks show and town leaders in
Silt enacted a ban on all open fires and fireworks
for the next 90 days.
RECREATIONAL WEED DISCUSSED IN NEW CASTLE
New Castle—A community meeting with New Castle
town leaders and planners is being held tonight
to discuss recreational marijuana. Officials
want public feedback to determine if legalized
weed businesses should be allowed in town. The
meeting begins at 7 o’clock tonight at the New
Castle community center.
COLORADO EDUCATORS HOPING VOTERS WILL APPROVE NEARLY
A BILLION DOLLARS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Denver—Colorado voters could be asked to approve an income
tax hike that would raise an additional $950 million to
fund public schools. Supporters of the tax have until
August 5th to collect over 86 thousand valid signatures
to get the tax hike bill on the November ballot.