OVERDUE ELECTRIC BILL SCAM CONTINUES IN GLENWOOD
Glenwood Springs—A scam artist is still trying to rip off Glenwood Springs business owners by scaring them into paying for what he says are overdue electric bills. This has been going on for over week now according to the Glenwood Springs Police Department. Witnesses say it appears to be the same person is either coming in person or calling on the phone to say their Glenwood Springs Electric bill is past due and they need to pay it now or risk having the power turned off. Police and local employers are trying to get the word out about this suspect. They say if you get a call or a visit like this, call the police and your electricity provider immediately.
GLENWOOD SPRING VYING FOR C-DOT GRANT FOR LOCAL PROJECTS
Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs city officials would like to fast track some local transportation projects using state grant money. The city council held a workshop with the Garfield County Board of Commissioners to talk about partnering for a C-DOT “Ramp” grant to help cover the costs of repairing and or replacing two specific projects; the 27th Street Bridge and the South Bridge.
STATE EDUCATION BOARD RAISING THE BAR FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADS
Denver—The bar is about to be raised for aspiring high school graduates. Today the Colorado Board of Education is talking about tougher guidelines and standards that must be achieved to receive a high school diploma. Educators are focused more on competency rather than attendance. Tougher minimum standards are being considered for core subjects like reading, writing, math and science. Under the new guidelines, students would have to prove they’re competent in those subjects before being allowed to graduate.
BREAKFAST AFTER THE SCHOOL BELL
Denver—Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that’s especially true for youngsters in school. No needy kid should go without the morning meal…that’s why the state of Colorado is now requiring some schools to provide breakfast to students even after the first bell rings. The bill requires schools that have at least 80 percent of students who qualify for free lunch or reduced lunch to participate in the “breakfast after the bell” program.