Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council argued last night over the bricks, facades and aesthetics of the new CMC downtown plaza, library and parking garage. As a result, the approval of the design plans was tabled until the next meeting, March 1st.

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A backcountry skier has died in an
avalanche on Wolf Creek Pass. The victim in the snow slide
yesterday was a first-year ski patroller at Keystone Ski Resort,
about 200 miles away. The resort says the patroller was skiing on
personal time. The victim’s name wasn’t immediately released. The
Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the avalanche was about
3 feet deep by 600 feet wide and it ran 600 vertical feet. Six
people have died in avalanches in Colorado this winter.

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) – A Basalt High School girls basketball coach
accused of having sexual encounters with a 17-year-old male student
has been arrested. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office says
25-year-old Lauren Redfern was booked into the jail yesterday.
She’ll be held without bond until she appears before a judge. The
sheriff’s office said the alleged encounters happened over a period
of about four months at Redfern’s home and the student’s home.

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – The San Juan Basin Health Department
building in Durango is tentatively set to reopen Friday following
cleanup of a mercury spill. The health department says about 100
people had to leave the building when the spill occurred Tuesday.
It has been closed to the public since then. The department says it
hopes to reopen this morning, pending one final test following the