NEWS, MARCH 22ND

Glenwood Springs–The British man accused of murdering his wife and dumping her body in remote part of Garfield County will be tried for first degree murder. 48 year old Marcus Bebb-Jones was ordered to stand trial in the 14 year old case. No trial date has been set.

Parachute–Investigators in North Dakota found a body yesterday that may be that of the missing Montana high school teacher. Two Parachute men stand accused of kidnapping and killing 43 year old Sherry Arnold. They’ve both pled not guilty.

Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners has come out in opposition to the Flaming Gorge water pipeline. The Board will make it official at the next meeting, April 2nd. Critics of the pipeline say it will require too much money and water from the Colorado River to build.

Glenwood Springs–Garfield County health officials say someone in the western part of the county has contracted the hantavirus infection. The last case of the rodent-borne virus in Garfield County was 2006. It can be fatal at times.

DENVER (AP) – A House committee today hears a bill that would
create a smartphone app that shows Colorado locally owned
businesses in the measure’s toughest test yet in the
Republican-controlled House. Senate Democrats approved the proposal
earlier this month, saying the bill is a way to promote and boost
local businesses. But Republicans question whether the bill is
necessary and argue that it duplicates what the private sector is
already doing.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Faith-based nonprofit SCL Health System
says it plans to move its headquarters from Kansas to Colorado,
creating 750 new jobs in the Denver area over the next four years.
The company says 550 of those jobs will be full-time positions in
accounting and billing, information technology and system services.
The Daily Camera reports SCL Health System employs more than 8,000
people in Colorado.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has
activated a fund to help farmers and ranchers who lost fencing,
grass, hay, animals or homes to a wildfire that swept through Yuma
County last week. The fire burned 37 square miles after it broke
out Sunday, destroying two homes and injuring three firefighters.
Sheriff Chad Day has said an undetermined number of animals were
killed.

 

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