NEWS, MARCH 14TH

Rifle–The Garfield Re-2 School District voted last night to go to a 4-day week starting next year. The shorter week is expected to save the school district a good deal of money in salaries, transportation and utilities.

Glenwood Springs–Several downtown Glenwood Springs business owners fear they’ll take a big hit financially when the Grand Avenue Bridge project begins. Business owners, engineers and consultants discussed some of the alternatives for the aging bridge during a work session with the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.

Erie–Hydraulic fracturing is a big concern on the front range. Colorado Congressman Jared Polis is visiting with homeowners in the town of Erie who live near drilling sites. Like people on the Western Slope, folks in the Weld County town are worried about air and water pollution from fracking chemicals.

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – La Plata County commissioners have
rejected a long-range plan to reduce greenhouse gases.
The plan rejected Tuesday outlined ways the county could cut gas
emissions by 80 percent over the next four decades.

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