Glenwood Springs–A semi-tractor trailer crashed last night near the Shoshone Power
plant and closed both directions of I-70 for over six hours. The driver suffered minor
injuries and was cited for driving too fast for the conditions.
Glenwood Springs–Energy company, Antero Resources agreed to remove
10 acre well spacing from it’s future drilling plans in western Garfield
County. Company officials and concerned citizens will meet tomorrow
to hash out a few more issues.

State Capitol–A ‘fracing’ oversight bill introduced by local state representative
Roger Wilson was defeated in committee hearings yesterday, with an 8 to 4 vote.
Opponents argued the measure would’ve added more bureaucracy.
State Capitol–If you were hoping to buy a special license plate that read,
‘Protect our Rivers’, you’re out of luck. A bill that would’ve raised money
for Trout Unlimited was killed by a house committee.
State Capitol–Free breakfasts for poor school kids in Colorado may
be preserved for the rest of year. State Democrats introduced a bill
to set aside about 125 thousand dollars to cover the cost of the
‘Smart Start’ program.

DENVER (AP) – A federal judge hears arguments today on whether
to block a prayer luncheon planned at the Air Force Academy. Five
academy faculty members and the Military Religious Freedom
Foundation sued, calling Thursday’s event unconstitutional because
it appears to be an endorsement of conservative Christianity by
academy commanders.

DENVER (AP) – A bill to dramatically expand who could legally
perform a type of acupuncture is up for debate today in the
Colorado House. The measure addresses so-called “ear
acupuncture,” which is performed to treat addictions and mental
health disorders.