Carbondale–A fire broke out this morning at the Roaring Fork Valley Co-Op building in Carbondale. Firefighting crews from Carbondale and Basalt arrived within seven minutes and were able to knock down the blaze in the garage. Officials says no one was hurt but the building did sustain quite a bit of smoke damage. The cause is under investigation.

Glenwood Springs–Be aware of ice on mountain highways during the morning commute. That warning comes from the Colorado State Patrol after a half dozen accidents yesterday closed I-70 near the Eisenhower Tunnel.

Glenwood Springs–There’s a dispute over water resources that seems to be holding up a major pact that was agreed upon by Denver Water and the Western Slope six months ago. The major point of contention surrounds the Shoshone power station and Green Mountain Reservoir.

Denver–State lawmakers are promoting a tax amnesty program that will give taxpayers a month and a half starting October 1st, to pay what they owe to the state at half the interest. Officials say it could generate up to 10 million dollars for the state.

DENVER (AP) – State Treasurer Walker Stapleton says he will file
a lawsuit against the state pension fund board after he was denied
financial information. Stapleton sits on the board that manages
Colorado’s $39 billion pension fund for state workers. Stapleton
tells the Denver Post he wants to know how much money the state
pays the top 20 percent of beneficiaries and how they earned those
benefits. PERA officials said they have not seen the complaint and
could not comment.

DENVER (AP) – Republican party officials say they want a
Congressional ethics investigation into an ad that features
President Barack Obama’s speech to the U.S. House. The Denver Post
reports that the Republican National Lawyers Association says the
ad violates a House ethics rule that bars live broadcast recordings
in the House chamber from being used for political purposes. The
speech aired in Colorado and several other states.


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