NEWS, OCTOBER 7TH

Glenwood Springs–Sales tax revenue in Glenwood Springs continues to improve but ever so slowly. In preparation for the 2012 budget, city officials are bracing for additional budget cutbacks.

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs city council voted 3 to 2 to not render an opinion on the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District mill levy override ballot proposal.

Glenwood Springs–Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia will be Garfield County later this month to promote early childhood literacy. Garcia plans to visit Sopris Elementary in Glenwood Springs and the Rifle library on October 18th.

Denver–Columbus Day is Monday, the 10th. That means several state government offices will be closed including Parks and Wildlife, the DMV and state public health offices.

In other news…

(AP) – Forecasters are warning of wintry weather over western
Colorado while gusty winds are buffeting the other side of the
state. Western Colorado is under a patchwork of advisories,
including a freeze warning in the northwest and southwest corners
and winter storm warnings or winter advisories in between. The
National Weather Service says a foot of snow could fall in some
areas above 9,000 feet. A 12-mile stretch of Interstate 70 between
Burlington and the Kansas state line is back open after being
closed for about three hours yesterday afternoon.

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Wolf Creek Ski Area in southwest
Colorado says it plans to open for skiing Saturday and Sunday,
after a storm left three feet of snow. Resort Vice President
Rosanne Pitcher said yesterday that ski area officials will
probably decide tomorrow whether to keep going for the rest of the
season. Pitcher says it’s the earliest Wolf Creek has offered
skiing. She says resort officials are still deciding exactly what
will be open.

GIBBON, Neb. (AP) – Two passengers aboard a bus that crashed
into an overturned semitrailer in Nebraska say the driver may have
been on the phone at the time of the collision. Dozens of people on
the Denver-bound bus were hurt in the wreck, including five who
were hospitalized. The bus company prohibits personal calls, though
drivers use cell phones to communicate with dispatchers and other
drivers. Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins says the
initial investigation showed the cell phone was not in use when the
accident happened.

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