Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners
extended a moratorium on medical marijuana operations until
June 30th of next year.
Glenwood Springs–A group home for recovering drug addicts and
alcoholics can no longer operate in the Elk Springs subdivision
according to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners. The
board voted to deny a zoning amendment for the Sober House.
Parachute–Oxy USA has agreed to pay 150 thousand dollars to
settle a complaint that chemical waste from a well pad contaminated
groundwater near Parachute three summers ago.
Glenwood Springs–Colorado Mountain College is going to dip it’s
rainy day fund to cover next year’s 52 million dollar budget.
School officials say current expansion projects and the new
bachelor’s degree programs will not be affected.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A former University of Colorado
professor known for his comparison of Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi
plans to speak in western Colorado.
The Daily Sentinel reported Tuesday that an alternative media
group, Confluence Media Collective, invited Ward Churchill to speak
in Grand Junction Memorial Day weekend.
Officials with the group say they’re willing to let him cover
any topic he chooses. They’re paying him $350 and providing
Churchill was fired in 2007 after allegations of research
misconduct. A university review of his work concluded he had
plagiarized some writings.
The university was pressured to fire Churchill after he compared
Sept. 11 victims as “little Eichmanns,” a reference to Adolf
Eichmann, the Nazi leader who helped orchestrate the Holocaust.

Standoff in ends with deaths of man, child
(Information in the following story is from: KRDO-TV,
FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) – Police are investigating the deaths of a
man and a toddler found in a home in Fountain after a six-hour
Officers found the two in the home Monday night after trying
unsuccessfully to contact the man, who was believed to be armed.
Fountain city spokesman Jay-Michael Baker says police are
investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.
The standoff began after a woman ran from the house around 2:30
p.m. Monday. Neighbors told KRDO-TV that the man chased the woman
into the street, shot her and went back inside the home. The woman
was taken to the hospital.
Baker says the woman works for the El Paso County sheriff’s
office. He couldn’t confirm if she’d been shot or what her
condition was.
Baker says the man was in his 20s. No names have been released.

Western states, Canada warned of fatal horse virus
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Agriculture officials say horses in
Canada and at least four Western states have contracted a fatal
equine virus after attending a national competition in Utah.
An Idaho State Department of Agriculture spokeswoman told the
Post Register that two cutting horses from Idaho have died from
what appears to be Equine Herpes Virus-1.
So far, authorities believe it has infected horses in Idaho,
Utah, Colorado, California and Canada. But Idaho state veterinarian
Bill Barton says veterinarians across the country are being
notified that animals in their states could be impacted as well.
Barton says the virus is easily spread because it can be
airborne and transmitted by touch or through sharing brushes, bits
or other equipment, but it doesn’t pose a risk to humans. Llamas
and alpacas can also be infected.