NEWS

SECOND STRAIGHT SNOW DAY FOR AREA SCHOOLS

Glenwood Springs—For the second consecutive day, school has been canceled in the region due to bad weather.  Back to back snow days are extremely rare but officials in the Roaring Fork Re-1 and Garfield Re-2 school districts made the decision Monday night as snow and high winds relentlessly hammered Western Colorado.  In addition, Garfield District 16 in Parachute called off school today because of the snow.  Several accidents closed westbound I-70 early last night, stranding down valley commuters trying to get home from work.  Unlike yesterday, Colorado Mountain College is open today and tonight for classes at every campus.

BROADBAND I.G.A.

Glenwood Springs—Garfield and Mesa Counties don’t want to wait for the state to have high speed internet service.  The two counties formally entered in to an Intergovernmental Agreement to bring broadband service to the region.  Garfield County Commissioners sealed the deal with a 3-0 vote.  County Manager Kevin Batchelder says it will begin with a study.

ASPEN CHILD STALKER PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGES

Aspen—A man who stalked young girls in Aspen last summer to take cell phone pictures up their skirts pled guilty to charges in Pitkin County District Court.  Stephen Moore of Oklahoma pled guilty to felony stalking, invasion of privacy for sexual gratification and child abuse causing great bodily harm.  Moore ran into a 9 year old boy while running from police and knocked the youngster down face-first.  The boy suffered several broken teeth.  According to reports, Moore followed a 14 year old and 15 year old girl through downtown Aspen last August 10th.  The girls were concerned and notified police.  While handcuffed, Moore denied taking the photos before bolting down the street. He’ll be sentenced March 21st.