News, May 16th

ACCESS CONTROL PLAN DISCUSSION CONTINUES TONIGHT IN GLENWOOD

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council will continue the often heated debate over the Access Control Plan at tonight’s meeting.  The council is considering entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement on the C-DOT transportation management plan.  Tonight’s council meeting begins at 6.

GOV WANTS A STATE WATER PLAN FOR AG REASONS

Denver—He wants a water plan to support agriculture in rural Colorado.  That’s an order from Governor John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Water Conservation Board.  In his executive order, the governor says Colorado deserves a plan that will help struggling farmers and ranchers survive while complying with complicated state water laws.  Hickenlooper wants a draft of the report on his desk by the end of next year.

WATER WOES FOR SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO

Alamosa—Southwestern Colorado is drying up.  Forecasters say the San Luis Valley is facing one of the driest years since 1889.   Officials with the Colorado Division of Water Resources Division say the flows on the Conejos and Rio Grande Rivers are lower this month than they were in April.

RADIOACTIVE WASTE TOSSED WEST SLOPE LANDFILL

Grand Junction—Someone tossed some  highly radioactive material into a West Slope landfill.  Health officials in Mesa County are worried about anyone who may have come in contact with the piece of Radium-226, would’ve been exposed to high doses of radiation. The Radium was found when an alarm was tripped by a city trash truck entering the Solid Waste Facility on April 24th.

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