Washington, D.C.–Colorado’s congressional leaders are praising the news
of Osama bin Laden’s death but warning that the fight against terrorism
will probably intensify. Officials at Fort Carson say the al-Qaida leader’s
demise is good news but will have little impact on their jobs.
Grand Junction–The Ute Water Conservancy District of Grand
Junction isn’t ready to endorse the new Colorado River Cooperative
Agreement between the Western Slope and Denver Water. The
U-W-C-D is concerned about the Shoshone power plant’s water
right on the Colorado.
State Capitol–Medical marijuana regulations are being discussed
by Colorado lawmakers today for the first time since getting a warning
about possible federal crackdowns. Lawmakers from both parties
say despite the warnings, they’re moving forward with dispensary regulations.
Garfield County Commssioners will discuss zoning regulations for
medical weed during a worksession tonight with the Planning and
Zoning Commission at 6:30.
State Capitol–Colorado farmers who’d like to prepare and sell
foods at home are urging state lawmakers to help them with an
“cottage foods” designation. It would allow homemade foods
to be sold in small quantities without government oversight. A
cottage foods bill is being sponsored by Senator Gail Schwartz
of Snowmass Village.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – A 25-year woman is dead after a car crashed
into a high school. The Denver Post reports the crash happened
early yesterday morning when a Chevy Lumina carrying two people
went over a curb and crashed into the rear of Central High School.
One person died at the scene and another has been taken to a
hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say alcohol and
excessive speed are believed to be factors in the accident.

WETMORE, Colo. (AP) – About 4 inches of snow fell over a
wildfire that had prompted the evacuation of about 40 homes and
cabins near Wetmore. Fire information officer Ralph Bellah says the
snow is helping firefighters battle the blaze that burned about 550
acres of ponderosa pine, fir and oak brush. Many of the
firefighters have been sent home, but about 40 firefighters remain
at the scene mopping up hotspots. Bellah says the fire remains at
20 percent contained.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The Boulder chapter of the American Civil
Liberties Union says it finds disturbing a conviction of a man
based only on his words. A jury on April 6 convicted 23-year-old
Zachrey Harris of a misdemeanor charge of bias-motivated
harassment. He faces up to 18 months in jail. The Camera newspaper
reports Boulder ACLU chairman Judd Golden says hateful words alone
shouldn’t be a crime.