WEDNESDAY NEWS, JUNE 22ND

Glenwood Springs–The budget for the Roaring Fork Re-1 school district for the ’11-’12 year includes the elimination of 76 jobs. Over a dozen teachers are losing their jobs along with several other employees. The budget is down about 2 and a half million dollars from last year due to a drop in state funding.

Glenwood Springs–Three dangerous intersections in Garfield County have been identified as high priority areas for repair or renovation work. Two of them are on Highway 82 and one on I-70 in the western part of the county.

Parachute–A Rifle man was killed yesterday in a head-on collision between a pickup truck and a recreational vehicle. Authorities say 35 year old Vance Flynn died from injuries suffered when the RV blew a front tire on westbound I-70, skidded onto eastbound Highway 6 and smacked head-on with Flynn’s truck.

Glenwood Springs–The US Postal Service has decided to shut down the West Glenwood sorting facility to save money. The building will be closed in October and put up for sale.

In other news….

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Thousands of Coloradans are expected to
leave their cars at home today and ride their bicycles instead. The
Daily Camera reports that nearly 4,000 people have signed up for
Boulder’s bike-to-work day and thousands more could join in. The
Denver Regional Council of Governments estimates that 17,000 people
in the Denver area took part in last year’s bike-to-work day. The
Colorado Legislature designated June as Colorado Bike Month.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) – Members of the Air Force Academy
class of 2015 begin arriving tomorrow to start basic cadet
training. The incoming 1,159 cadets — including nine from other
countries — were chosen from nearly 13,000 applicants. The new
arrivals will be known as basic cadet trainees through July 30.
Classes start Aug. 4.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Pitkin County commissioners are considering
regulations that would block the glare of solar panels.
The regulations being discussed Wednesday have been the focus of
several discussions. Commissioners also took a tour and viewed
several arrays around the county. Staff planner Mike Kraemer says the county has found little guidance in its attempt to address glare.

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