Glenwood Springs–Four men and one woman are in the running to become the next superintendent of the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District. Three finalists will be named soon and interviews are set to begin next Monday. Judy Haptonstall’s successor will be hired by June 1st.

Aspen–The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners is joining the effort to bring criminal charges and fines to two natural gas companies for allegedly rigging auctions of gas lease sales.

Denver–Xcel Energy customers will probably have to cover the 69 million dollar construction costs for new gas-fired power plants. The energy company and state officials have come to a settlement to gradually raise rates over the next three years.

Denver–Gay couples in Colorado will receive the same rights as married couples under a bill that’s being debated by lawmakers. The measure has the support of the Democrat-controlled Senate but faces tough odds in the House where the Republicans have the edge. Colorado voters rejected gay marriage in 2006.