NEWS, JUNE 30TH

Rifle–A Silt woman was killed in a rollover accident early yesterday morning on westbound I-70 near Rifle. The Colorado State Patrol says 57 year old Theresa Wilson was partially ejected from her car during the crash around 6:30 am. she was pronounced dead at Grand River Medical Center about three hours later.

Carbondale–A Carbondale woman aboard a bicycle died after crashing into Cattle Creek. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s office, the body of 60 year old Linda Sellers was discovered by a Glenwood Springs man while he was fishing in the area. Seller’s feet were still clipped in the pedals of her bike. Authorities say it appears she crashed while turning on a steep hill.

In other news…

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says a
district court ruling will help ensure that the state pension plan
will remain solvent. Suthers says yesterday’s ruling upholding
changes to the plan is a big step toward long-term solvency for
Colorado’s Public Employees’ Retirement Association retirement
fund.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Congresswoman Diana DeGette is again
sponsoring legislation promoting embryonic stem cell research. The
Denver Democrat unveiled her bill yesterday at Craig Hospital in
Englewood, a nationally known rehabilitation and research center
specializing in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Some
members of Congress oppose federal funding because the cells come
from excess embryos created during in vitro fertilization
therapies. They say it’s another form of abortion because the
embryos must be killed.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – The nation’s education chief is talking
about school changes at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Education
Secretary Arne Duncan is scheduled to give a talk today about the
administration’s “Race To The Top” education grants and how they
could change schools. Another event today will look at the Sept. 11
attacks and the effect they’ve had on the nation.

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
has earned the highest rating possible from the national “green”
building program. NREL officials say the new research support
facility at the complex in Golden has been certified platinum, a
rating based on credits in such areas as water efficiency, energy,
materials and resources and the quality of the indoor environment.

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