Glenwood Springs–Garfield County has fired two more high ranking staff members. Longtime assistant county manager Dale Hancock was fired along with administrative services director Lisa Dawson. County attorney and interim county manager Andrew Gorgey says eliminating the positions will save the county about a quarter of a million dollars a year in salary and benefits.

Silt–The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a public meeting tonight in Silt to discuss plans to expand oil shale and tar sands research and development in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The meeting begins at 7.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado highway officials are calling off their
police pace car plan for eastbound Interstate 70 in the mountains
for the winter. The Colorado Department of Transportation now plans to study the program to see if it was effective. Beginning in December, the department used pace cars to reduce congestion and crashes during the ski season. Pace cars are police cruisers driving between 35 and 55 mph with lights flashing.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska will host the governors of two
neighboring states this month to discuss what they can do to
attract more hunters, bird watchers, and other tourists who want to
enjoy nature. Gov. Dave Heineman announced Monday that he is hosting Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 23. The governors are expected to discuss eco-tourism, economic
development and water issues that affect all three states.