CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) – Conservationists are criticizing a
proposed settlement with two natural gas companies accused of
rigging auctions of four gas leases on federal land. Gunnison
Energy Corp. and SG Interests were accused of agreeing in 2005 not
to compete against each other in the auctions. Conservation groups
call the $275,000 settlement a “wrist slap.”
DENVER (AP) – A Colorado State Patrol trooper and the suspect he
was chasing were injured after a pursuit that reached speeds of 125
mph on Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs. Trooper Joshua Yoder
and the suspect, 21-year-old Igor Skorev, of Henderson, suffered
minor injuries yesterday. Skorev was booked into the Garfield
County jail.

Glenwood Springs–A 79 year old Glenwood Springs man was killed yesterday afternoon after crashing his Harley-Davidson motorcyle on a two-lane road in Mesa County. The man, who’s name has not been released, crashed into the guardrail on Highway 141 near Gateway.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a Basalt teenager has
confessed to devising a plan to beat an acquaintance, tie him up
and leave him to starve to death in the woods. Basalt Police say
the 15-year-old suspect could face a charge of
conspiracy to commit murder. Charges against three other boys are

WINTER PARK, Colo. (AP) – Only a handful of Colorado ski resorts
will had their lifts running over the weekend. Winter Park
closed for the season yesterday. Breckenridge has ended daily
operations, but it was open over the weekend and will be this weekend with limited terrain. Loveland plans to keep operating daily until May
6, and Arapahoe Basin plans to stay open until June 3rd.