• Things Getting Back to Normal in Mesa County School District GRAND JUNCTION— Mesa County health officials say reports of an illness causing vomiting in hundreds of students across the school district dropped to normal levels following efforts to disinfect schools over Thanksgiving break. All 46 schools in the district serving Grand Junction and the surrounding area closed early ahead of the scheduled break for cleaning ...
  • Glenwood City Council Adds to RMR War Chest Glenwood Springs—The city of Glenwood Springs declared war against Rocky Mountain Resources a month ago.  Last night, the city council went a step further by contributing $50,000.00 to the campaign against the proposed limestone quarry expansion.  Mayor Jonathan Godes announced he was also willing to kick in $500.00 of his own money.  The mayor’s donation ...
  • Nevada Man Shot, Killed by Police in Avon Avon—The man shot by police last night during a standoff in Avon died.  The name of the 58 year old Nevada man has not been released.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the man was driving a U-Haul truck and ignored a trooper’s attempts to pull over on eastbound I-70 near the Avon ...
  • New Drug Designed for Only One Patient DENVER (AP) – A 9-year-old Boulder girl with a neurological disease is being treated with a one-of-a-kind drug designed specifically for her. It’s the first time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a single person, and it’s an example of what the future might hold for precision medicine. The drug is called ...
  • Man Pleads Not Guilty in Synagogue Bombing DENVER (AP) – A man accused of being a white supremacist has pleaded not guilty to planning to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue. A federal public defender entered three not guilty pleas Monday on behalf of 27-year-old Richard Holzer in U.S. District Court in Denver. Holzer watched the brief hearing in shackles and a yellow ...
  • Mechanical Problems could cause Problems for Steamboat Skiers STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The new gondola at Steamboat Resort has been shut down because of a mechanical malfunction. With a busy holiday week ahead, crews were working to repair the gondola, but a timeline for its reopening was not immediately known. There were no guests on the gondola at the time it stopped ...
  • Colorado Decides Against Group Sentences in Court Cases DENVER (AP) – Colorado court officials have denied a request to reconsider a ruling declaring the sentences of hundreds of criminal defendants to be illegal. The state Supreme Court refused to rethink whether criminal offenders could be sentenced to both prison and probation in the same case. The attorney general challenged the decision saying it ...
  • Travelers Stranded at Denver International Airport DENVER (AP) – About 1,100 travelers stranded by heavy snow and high winds spent the night camped out at Denver’s airport. Hundreds of flights were canceled because of the storm that was still dumping snow on the city Tuesday. Airport spokeswoman Alex Renteria says the workers handed out blankets, diapers, formula and toothbrushes and toothpaste ...
  • COGCC Approves Flowline Safety Regulations Denver—The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a set of safety measures designed to increase protections surrounding thousands of miles of underground oil and gas pipelines in the state.  The rules approved Thursday provide for public access to a more detailed and accurate state map of locations of flowlines, which are pipelines that connect an ...
  • Norovirus Reported at Air Force Academy Colorado Springs—Officials at the Air Force Academy say at least 400 cadets have been sickened by norovirus since October but they say classes have not been disrupted. After their symptoms disappeared, the cadets that got sick had to stay in bed for three days before being allowed to return to the classroom.