Glenwood Springs–The logging truck driver who ran the red light at Buffalo Valley before crashing into a car and killing a Glenwood Springs woman has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined one thousand dollars.
Glenwood Springs–The stretch of the Glenwood Canyon bike path that was destroyed last year by flooding is now open. A state contingency fund covered the 1.5 million dollar repair bill.
Denver–The most polluted waterway in Colorado is the South Platte River according to Earthworks Colorado. The environmental watchdog group says industrial facilities dumped over 700 thousand pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado rivers last year. A third of that went into the South Platte.
Denver–A bill that aims to eliminate Colorado’s seldom-used criminal libel law is fast gaining support in the legislature. Typically, libel is a civil matter and very few states treat it as a criminal offense.
Air Force Academy–About 30 Air Force Academy cadets are suspected of using banned substances other than alcohol, tobacco or prescribed drugs.
DENVER (AP) – A Denver nonprofit that produced firefighter
calendars to raise money for a children’s burn center has agreed to
dissolve. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said his office
filed a consent decree that transfers the assets of Fired Up For
Kids to its successor organization, Colorado Firefighter Calendar
Inc. Suthers’ office had filed a lawsuit alleging that the
organization operated as a for-profit business despite presenting
itself as a nonprofit.
DENVER (AP) – Colorado may be as divided as the nation on
whether to celebrate or protest the second anniversary of the new
health care law. Supporters on the left including Democratic
Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Denver are marking the occasion
today with a forum on women’s health. A few blocks away, protesters
are gathering outside the state Capitol at the same time to decry
parts of the law, the signature achievement of President Barack
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – “The Simpsons” writer and producer Mike
Reiss will be among the jurors for the 20th anniversary Aspen
Shortsfest from April 10-15. The 2012 festival of short films will
feature 79 films representing 30 countries. Some of the winners
could be eligible for Academy Award consideration.