News, November 11th

GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED FOR VETERAN’S DAY

Glenwood Springs—Government offices are closed in honor of Veteran’s Day.  The Garfield County Board of Commissioners will hold it’s weekly public meeting Tuesday, November 12th at 8am.

HOLMES RULING EXPECTED SOON

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York’s highest court will decide whether state law protects a Fox News reporter from revealing confidential sources from a story about James Holmes, who’s accused of killing 12 people in a suburban Denver movie theater last year. Holmes’ lawyers want Jana Winter brought to a Colorado courtroom to name two law officers who told her Holmes had mailed a notebook depicting violence to a psychiatrist. They argue the sources violated a gag order, may have later lied under oath about that and won’t be credible as trial witnesses. Holmes’ attorneys argue that New York journalists, as a group, are not immune from being subpoenaed to testify in other states. The Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday. Its ruling is expected in December.

COLORADO FLOODING
WESTMINSTER (AP) – The flood-damaged highway in Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Denver is now open. Gov. John Hickenlooper was on hand when Colorado Highway 72 formally reopened on Monday. Damage from the September floods forced the state to close the highway from the junction with Colorado 93 outside Westminster to the junction with Colorado 119 near Nederland. The floods killed nine people, damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes and washed out hundreds of miles of roads.

WOUNDED SOLDIERS-SOUTH POLE

DENVER (AP) – A team of wounded U.S. service members is in London this week for a publicity tour before starting a fundraising race to the South Pole with Britain’s Prince Harry. The U.S. team is organized by the Colorado group Soldiers to Summits. Director Jason Eckman says team members were among the thousands who marched in London’s Remembrance Sunday parade. They’ll leave Sunday to head to Antarctica to compete against teams of wounded service personnel from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Prince Harry will race with the U.K. team.  “True Blood” actor Alex Skarsgard will race with the Americans on the 208-mile trek. Representing the U.S. are Ivan Castro of Fort Bragg, N.C., Mark Wise of Colorado Springs, Therese Frentz of Del Rio, Texas and Margaux (MAR’-goh) Mange of Yuma, Ariz.

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