Basalt–Arson has been ruled out as the cause of yesterday’s early
morning fire that destroyed a century-old homesteader cabin between
Basalt and Woody Creek.
Rifle–A public forum on oil shale research and development will
be held at CMC in Rifle next Tuesday evening. Federal officials
are considering allowing companies to develop certain areas
in the west on a limited basis.
State Capitol–In state college tuition for the children of illegal
immigrants has been shot down by state lawmakers. A House
panel rejected a bill yesterday. Opponents said the bill would
entice more illegal immigrants to come to the U.S.
Denver–The man suspected of placing a pipe bomb at the Southwest
Plaza Mall in Littleton last Wednesday on the anniversary of the
Columbine High School massacre has been arrested. 65 year old
Earl Moore was taken into custody today at a grocery store in

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The death of a 50-year-old Grand
Junction man whose body was found on Saturday has been ruled a
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel says the man was identified as
David Albert Gerry. Investigators aren’t releasing the cause of
death, citing the ongoing investigation.
Investigators believe Gerry had been at a party late Friday.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State University students
will re-engineer a Chevrolet Malibu into a hybrid-electric or
fuel-cell vehicle in a three-year project sponsored by General
Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports CSU is one of 16
universities nationwide chosen for the “EcoCar 2” program. The
object is to reduce the car’s environmental impact without
compromising performance, safety and consumer appeal.
CSU said Monday the students will develop the design in the
first year and spend the other two years converting, testing and
integrating the design.
At the end of the second and third years, the vehicles will
compete in weeklong engineering tests, similar to the tests GM
conducts to determine whether a prototype is ready for production.