Glenwood Springs–The Congressional redistricting debate comes to Glenwood Springs this weekend. The state reapportionment committee will hold a public forum Saturday afternoon at 1 at the Garfield County Administration Building.

Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners finalized some important land use language yesterday in the 20 year comprehensive plan. The consensus among experts is the plan is an advisory document.

In other news…

TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) – Authorities are checking reports of
rockslides and looking for damage from a magnitude 5.3 earthquake
nine miles southwest of Trinidad at 11:46 last night. The quake
followed two smaller ones in the area earlier in the day. The USGS
said people as far away as Colorado Springs reported feeling the
quake, the largest recorded in Colorado in almost 40 years.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado transportation officials say an
experiment using police cars to pace traffic and reduce congestion
on Interstate 70 in the mountains has produced promising results.
The Aug. 13 test was conducted on an 8-mile section of eastbound
I-70 between the Eisenhower Tunnel and Silverthorne. So-called
“rolling speed harmonization” is designed to even out
fluctuations in speed, which is expected to reduce congestion and

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Soldiers from a Fort Carson
bomb-disposal unit are returning from Iraq tomorrow. The 242nd
Explosive Ordnance Battalion spent about a year in Iraq. The
soldiers performed and directed more than 1,500 missions, including
about 850 emergency responses and 350 missions for reports of
roadside bombs.

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – The Aurora City Council will ask voters to
raise property taxes or eliminate a requirement that the city hire
two police officers for every 1,000 residents. If approved by
voters in November, homeowners would pay about $24 per $100,000 of
assessed value per year. City officials said the recession has
taken a toll and the city had to take away funding from other
departments to keep up with the mandate.