Garfield County–Garfield County youngsters are showing great improvement
in reading. According to test results from the Colorado Department of
Education, CSAP reading scores for third graders were significantly higher in
both the Roaring Fork Re-1 and Garfield Re-2 school districts.
Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners agreed to endorse a
letter to help the health department secure a federal air toxins monitoring
Glenwood Springs–Rising waters have covered the Glenwood Canyon
bike path. C-DOT closed the path between the Shoshone Power Plant
and the Hanging Lake Rest Area.
State Capitol–State lawmakers have a lot of work to do today before
wrapping up the session at midnight. The legislature is looking to
finalize several bills including an anti-bullying measure that would
encourage school uniforms.

In other news….

DENVER (AP) – Wind gusts and microbursts delayed some flights to
and from Denver, and at least one flight was diverted elsewhere
amid lightning and heavy rain in Denver last night. Denver
International Airport spokeswoman Jenny Schiavone says a Frontier
flight from Cancun, Mexico, has been diverted to Colorado Springs,
and there have been delays in some other flights of up to an hour.

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – Authorities in Loveland say about 40
students and teachers have been taken to hospitals to be checked
out after feeling ill at an elementary school. Several students
reported feeling nauseous and dizzy yesterday at Winona
(win-OH’-nah) Elementary School. Loveland officials say no severe
symptoms were reported. Officials planned to test the air but
school is back open today.

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Officials say a soldier assigned to a
unit based at Fort Carson has died in a noncombat-related vehicle
accident in the Herat province of Afghanistan. The Department of
Defense said 30-year-old Sgt. Ken K. Hermogino of Edwards Air Force
Base in California died Monday while supporting Operation Enduring
Freedom. The Gazette reports he joined the Army two months after
the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and was due to return home from
Afghanistan in just a few weeks.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A man whose daughter’s body was
found under a home where he once lived in Monument will stand trial
on a first-degree murder charge. A judge ruled yesterday that
there’s enough evidence to try Hanif Sims on the new charge.
Prosecutors last week charged him with murder instead of child
abuse after co-defendant Monique Lynch agreed to plead guilty to
child abuse causing death and testify against him. A murder charge
against her was dropped.