Glenwood Springs–There’s no money to rebuild or repair the Grand Avenue Bridge but tonight the Glenwood Springs City Council will set some goals for the bridge with C-DOT. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6.
Glenwood Springs–Officials with Colorado Mountain College voted recently to continue negotiating with the city of Glenwood Springs about building a parking structure downtown.
Aspen–The body of the climber who was killed in fall near Pyramid Peak last Saturday was finally recovered. Crews with Mountain Rescue Aspen used a helicopter and a long cable to retrieve the body of 41 year old David Morano of Dillon. Morano was an experienced climber who leaves behind a wife and a daughter.
Holly, CO.–A Rocky Ford cantaloupe tested positive for listeriosis. The melon came from Jensen Farms in Holly. The farm voluntarily recalled the cantaloupes. So far, four people have died and at least two dozen people have gotten sick. People over 60, pregnant women, newborns and those with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable.
In other news…
DENVER (AP) – State records show Colorado has spent more than
$160 million on homeland security gear ranging from protective
gloves to emergency command trucks since the 2001 terrorist
The Denver Post reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/qsoYER ) that
officials produced the list after the newspaper’s previous stories
showed the state couldn’t account for much of the spending.
The newly released records show a large portion of the money
went toward a statewide radio system for police, firefighters and
other agencies and for breathing systems to protect first
responders against toxic gases.
The list also shows law enforcement agencies across the state
spent $19.8 million on emergency command vehicles, hazmat trucks
and decontamination trailers.
The list was compiled by the state Department of Local Affairs
from a database of equipment purchases from 2003 through 2010.
DOLORES, Colo. (AP) – Two upcoming horse roundups in western
Colorado will focus more on fertility control, rather than horse
removal, under a new federal policy.
The first horse gather, on the Spring Creek Herd Management
Area, near Dolores, had been set to begin Thursday but has been
delayed until Friday because of rain. The second is set to start
Tuesday near Meeker.
In both roundups, adult mares that are released back to the
range will be treated with birth control drugs to slow the rate of
But in both cases, some horses will be taken out of the wild.
In the Spring Creek roundup, about 60 of the approximately 90
wild horses there will be gathered. About 25 will be put up for
adoption at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on Sept. 24.