Glenwood Springs–Law enforcement authorities in Garfield County are asking
for the public’s help in finding three Latino men who robbed a West Glenwood
Springs jewelry store a week ago at gunpoint.
Glenwood Springs–Local authorities are warning people to be prepared for
flooding in the days and weeks ahead. Several places in the county are
offering free sand and bags for folks living near rivers or streams.
Salida–State wildlife officials are telling folks planning on camping
this Memorial Day weekend to be ‘bear aware.’ Keeping a clean
campsite is on top of the camper’s checklist.
Silt–The equine herpes virus in Colorado has forced the Department
of Agriculture to put down two horses and issue quarantines in
eight counties including Garfield and Mesa.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Bring your snowshoes if you plan
to go camping in the Routt National Forest over the weekend.
Forest Service recreation manager Kent Foster says Buffalo Pass
is still covered with most of the 16 feet of snow that fell. He
says the national forest has a lot more snow than usual this time
of year because of heavy snowfalls and cooler temperatures.
Foster says many roads in the forest are also closed due to

Colorado Springs considering business incentives
(Information in the following story is from: The Gazette,
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Springs is considering
offering business incentives for construction of a Wal-Mart data
center and the addition of data and technology centers at Agilent
Technologies’ existing campus.
The City Council on Tuesday is expected to consider approval of
economic incentive packages for the two companies that would total
$2.3 million in the form of business personal property tax rebates
and sales-and-use tax rebates.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, details of the
Wal-Mart and Agilent projects were released late Monday by Springs
officials after the City Council held a closed-door, executive
session as part of its regular informal meeting.

Study: cutting electric use could save billions
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – A new study released Monday by Gov.
John Hickenlooper says consumers nationwide could save $3 billion
annually by voluntarily cutting their electric use.
Hickenlooper visited Fort Collins Monday to sign a bill aimed at
increasing private investment in research, development and new
technologies. The new law extends a pilot program that promoted 21
new businesses around the state for energy development, according
to the Fort Collins Coloradoan.
The study analyzed data gathered from 11 utilities in six
states, including Fort Collins, covering about 750,000 households.
According to the study, Fort Collins residents have saved about
$600,000 since the city’s municipal electric utility began
providing that comparative information to consumers in November

Pinon Canyon funding ban expected to be restored
(Information in the following story is from: The Pueblo
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Rep. Scott Tipton says he has convinced the
chairman of a crucial congressional House appropriations
subcommittee to restore the annual funding ban that has blocked the
Army from spending any money to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver
Site for the past four years.
Tipton says the House Appropriations Committee is expected to
restore the funding ban to the 2012 military construction budget on
Tuesday, according to the Pueblo Chieftain.
The funding ban has been a critical issue because it has been
the centerpiece of the opposition to the Army’s efforts to expand
the 235,000-acre training site northeast of Trinidad.
Ranchers have battled against giving the Army any additional
land around Pinon Canyon since 2006 and say they are worried about
the lack of a funding ban.