Glenwood Springs–Colorado Mountain College got early
approval to offer two Bachelor’s degrees
from the state commission on higher education. There are a few
more hurdles to clear before CMC can make it official.

Summit County–Skier traffic headed back to the front range
was snarled for several hours on I-70 yesterday after a semi
crashed into an SUV near the Eisenhower Tunnel. Three
people were hurt. The truck driver was ticketed.

State Capitol–Inheritance rights and basic medical benefits
are two reasons state lawmakers are expected to approve
a bill allowing civil unions between same sex couples. A
senate committee is hearing testimony today.

Avon–30 people were evacuated from an Avon apartment
building early yesterday morning when a fire broke out
behind a bathroom ceiling fan. No one was hurt.
DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s law to prevent bullying in schools is
getting a new look this year in the Legislature. A House committee
plans to start work today on a bill revising anti-bullying
guidelines for schools. Schools would be required to have a dress
code that “encourages school pride and unity” and would face new
reporting requirements for notifying authorities about bullying

DENVER (AP) – Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated
inhalers advertised as a better alternative to smoking because the
nicotine is delivered through vapor, not smoke. Colorado is the
latest state considering new limits for e-cigarettes. While tobacco
can’t be sold to anyone under 18 in Colorado, there’s no legal
minimum age for e-cigarettes. Health concerns over so-called
nicotine “vaping” by kids has Colorado considering making
e-cigarettes off-limits for minors.

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) – The United Auto Workers says employees of
Caterpillar Inc. have approved a new labor agreement. The UAW says
a majority of members at Caterpillar approved the new six-year
contract in voting yesterday. The contract covers 9,500 hourly
workers at Caterpillar facilities in Denver and several other