News, September 17th

GARCO COMMISSIONERS APPROVE SPRING VALLEY SOURCE GAS COMPRESSOR STATION

Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved plans for Source Gas to build a compressor station near the CMC Spring Valley Campus.  The approval came with several conditions including keeping noise at an acceptable level.  The site will be on the edge of the Nieslanik Ranch.

CMC NARROWS PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH

Glenwood Springs—The search for a new president for Colorado Mountain College is almost over.  Two finalists have been named by the CMC Board of Trustees; Dr. Carrie Hauser and Dr. Alan Walker. 

STATE LAWMAKERS TO EXPLAIN SCHOOL FUNDING MEASURE IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS

Glenwood Springs—Educators from Rifle to Aspen have been invited to learn more about the ballot measure that aims to raise taxes for statewide school funding.  Amendment 66 will be discussed by State Senator Mike Johnston and Representative Millie Hamner at Glenwood Sprigs High School at 5:30.  The event is open to the public.

McINNIS RUNNING FOR OFFICE AGAIN

Grand Junction—Former Western Slope Congressman Scott McInnis is getting back into politics.  The Glenwood Springs native and longtime Republican is running for an open seat on the Mesa County Board of Commissioners.  McInnis, who ran for Governor of Colorado in 2010, will campaign against former Grand Junction Mayor Greg Palmer in the primary.  The current district 2 representative, Steve Acquafresca  is term-limited.  McInnis has plenty of time to drum up support.  Election day is over a year away.

FORMER COLORADO REGULATOR NOMINATED FOR TOP FEDERAL POST

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans on the Senate Energy Committee say they are concerned that President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top energy regulator has views they consider to be outside the mainstream. Specifically, Republicans said they were troubled by a comment by former Colorado regulator Ron Binz that natural gas may be a “dead end” fuel.

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