Carbondale–The immigrant rights group accusing Carbondale police officer and school resource officer Alvaro Agon of racial profiling on campus isn’t backing down despite threats of a lawsuit from his attorney. Officials with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition are now calling for a community forum with the police department to discuss issues.
Glenwood Springs–Garfield County will still have two state representatives with a slight change under the new reapportionment plan. The new map, which awaits State Supreme Court approval, removes the town of Silt from District 61 and places it in District 57. New Castle will remain in the Democrat dominated 61st district.
Aspen–The founder of a popular Aspen restaurant has died. According to reports from the Pitkin County Coroner, Kenichi Aspen Restaurant owner Bill Rieger took his own life. His body was found by police officers Tuesday night after concerned friends who hadn’t heard from him, called. Rieger was 50.
Silverthorne–C-Dot wants to spend about 60 million dollars to widen I-70 to ease mountain traffic congestion. The plan is to add a third lane to the eastbound side between Idaho Springs and Floyd Hill.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Two bail bondsmen are facing
criminal charges after they were accused of brandishing guns as
they chased a wanted fugitive inside a Walmart store in Grand
Junction. Police said 21-year-old Lee Turner and 32-year-old James Woods
of AA Bail Bonds were issued summonses by the Grand Junction Police
Department on Monday on suspicion of disorderly conduct and
reckless endangerment. Turner and Woods were ticketed after they
delivered Michael Nilsen to the Mesa County Jail. Nilsen was wanted
on escape and drug charges.
DENVER (AP) – A Colorado mining company is donating gold to
restore the dome of the state Capitol.
Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company plans to present the
gold gift Thursday to officials at the state Capitol.
Colorado’s state architect says that water has damaged the
cast-iron panels leafed in gold. Engineers say the interior of the
dome, including a steel frame, is sound.
The mining company says it wants to continue a tradition
established in 1908 of using Colorado gold on the dome.
State lawmakers have agreed to spend $4 million on dome repairs,
but the total tab could exceed $12 million and the state is