NEWS, MARCH 1ST

Glenwood Springs–Between 1 and 2 feet of snow is expected to fall on parts of the Western Slope as anther storm moves through the state. Forecasters say the snow will continue through Friday.

Denver–State and local government leaders are debating whether cities and counties can pass and enforce their own drilling rules for the oil and gas industry. Governor Hickenlooper says the state rules are good enough.

Steamboat Springs–The small plane that crashed just short of the runway at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport two weeks ago seemed to stall according to one of the survivors. The plane was carrying a family from Texas. Two people were killed in the crash including the pilot.

DENVER (AP) – A Democrat’s bill that would have required new
Colorado schools to meet energy-efficiency standards has failed in
a state House committee along party lines. The measure would have
required new school construction – and school remodeling projects
considered a “significant redesign” – to be energy efficient.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is debating a proposal to encourage drug
users to report overdoses. A bill giving limited criminal immunity
to people who report overdoses faces a hearing today in the
Colorado Legislature. Advocates say drug users sometimes don’t
report overdosing friends because they’re afraid of facing legal
trouble themselves.

GUNNISON, Colo. (AP) – A Texas businessman has pleaded not
guilty to murdering his wife in southwest Colorado in 2008.
Frederick Mueller of San Angelo, Texas, is accused in the death of
his wife, Leslie, in what her obituary had described as a hiking
accident. The Montrose Daily Press reports Mueller told
investigators his wife was standing near the edge of an embankment
when her puppy was startled by a bluebird, and his wife lost her
footing. He says she hit a granite slab below, then slid into a
stream.

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