DENVER (AP) – Colorado forecasters are coping with fire and ice
heading into the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service
says snow showers in the mountains will be ending this morning,
with accumulations of less than an inch leaving some highways
slick. A fire weather watch is posted starting tomorrow for areas
west of the Continental Divide.

DENVER (AP) – Police in Colorado are launching a crackdown on
drunken driving starting tomorrow. The Colorado State Patrol says
the goal of the “100 Days of Heat” campaign is to reverse a trend
of deadly crashes by alcohol- or drug-impaired drivers. Dozens of
Colorado law enforcement agencies plan to step up patrols over
Memorial Day weekend to check for drunk drivers.

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will
decide how much solar power will be required from Xcel Energy. The
PUC is expected to rule today on a two-year renewable-energy plan
for the state’s largest utility.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Wildlife officers had to ask
firefighters to help them get a black bear out of a tree in
Steamboat Springs, after a tranquilizer shot couldn’t get it to
budge. A firefighter on a ladder approached the bear, which
eventually fell onto a tarp below to be relocated out of the city.

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has
ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on public buildings
statewide today in honor of a Fort Carson soldier from Arizona.
Hickenlooper’s office says a private funeral is being held today in
Colorado for 30-year-old 1st Lt. Alejo R. Thompson of Yuma.
Thompson died May 11 in Afghanistan. Military officials have said
he died of injuries after his dismounted patrol came under small
arms fire.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A judge has upheld a bomb-threat charge
against a Glenwood Springs man accused of calling in a false threat
to an Aspen club, but two other counts have been dismissed. The
Aspen Times reports a judge on Monday dismissed charges of
second-degree assault on a police officer and assault on a police
officer. She said Pitkin County prosecutors’ failure to release
evidence in a timely manner to defense attorneys for Asa Robinson
led her to drop the charges.

DENVER (AP) – Honey barbeque sauce manufactured at a Colorado
farm after Aug. 1 is being recalled for not including anchovies in
its list of ingredients, leaving those with fish allergies at risk.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment warned
consumers yesterday to return or discard bottles of Honeyville
Honey Barbeque Sauce manufactured by Honeyville Honey Farm in
Durango. The bottles were distributed from August 2011 to May 21,