WESTBOUND I-70 OPEN IN GW CANYON
Glenwood Springs—Motorists are happy today as westbound I-70 through Glenwood Canyon has reopened. C-DOT closed the lanes in July for a massive maintenance project. The eastbound side is still limited one lane until Friday.
WEST SLOPE DRAWS LINE IN WATER BATTLE WITH FRONT RANGE
Rifle—Close to 15-hundred western Colorado residents signed a petition and sent it to Governor John Hickenlooper opposing new trans-mountain water diversions. The group, Citizens For West Slope Water, sent the message that Western Colorado has no more water to give. With the new Colorado Water Plan about to be unveiled, the group is calling for more conservation.
In other news…
DENVER (AP) – A coalition of grocery stores wants Colorado voters to decide if they want to allow full-strength beer and wine sales at supermarkets. The group headed up by King Soopers, Safeway and Walmart is drafting ballot language to expand the sales outside of liquor stores.
DENVER (AP) – Mesa County authorities say someone recently tampered with equipment meant to monitor any movement of a massive landslide in western Colorado. Sheriff’s officials say the equipment is needed to notify residents if the West Salt Creek landslide near Collbran moves. Monitoring has been restored. Sheriff’s officials have not said how the equipment was tampered with.
DENVER (AP) – A woman who was injured and trapped in her car for nearly a week after crashing off a Colorado highway is suing General Motors over alleged defects in her 2009 Chevy Malibu. The lawsuit filed by Kristin Hopkins claims GM failed to promptly notify customers of defects. GM said it would work to determine what caused the crash.