Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park may one day add more adventures and thrills atop Iron Mountain. The Garfield County Board of Commissioners will consider amending the park’s current land use code to expand services.
Rifle–Eastbound I-70 was closed for over four hours yesterday near Rifle after two semi-trucks crashed. The crash was one of several to occur yesterday along snowy, icy stretches of the corridor. Three people involved in a rollover near Rifle suffered minor injuries.
Denver–Colorado may have it’s own set of guidelines for roadless protection. State officials are waiting for the Obama administration to decide between a state rule or a national rule that would impact about 4 million acres in Colorado.
Eagle–The major water agreement between the Western Slope and Denver Water is about to get it’s first signatures of approval. Leaders from Eagle County have agreed to sign the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement.
In other news…
DENVER (AP) – Lawmakers are considering banning red-light and
speeding cameras in Colorado with a bill up for its first vote. The
Republican Sen. Scott Renfroe says the cameras are more about
generating local revenue than improving public safety. The Colorado
Municipal League opposes the legislation. The group says it should
be up to local governments to decide what to about traffic cameras.
A Senate committee is hearing the bill this afternoon.
DENVER (AP) – Selling or manufacturing synthetic drugs known as
“bath salts” would be illegal in Colorado under a bill in
consideration at the state Legislature. Lawmakers will hear a
proposal today that would make it a felony with a civil penalty of
up to $500,000 for distributing or manufacturing bath salts. The
chemicals mimic the effects of powerful drugs such as cocaine.
DENVER (AP) – Authorities are searching for a man who they say
fired a shot at an officer and ran in west Denver. Police say the
officer wasn’t hit and wasn’t injured when the man fired a pistol
at him at close range last night near Sloans Lake. Police say an
officer approached the man because he was “acting suspiciously.
Police say they don’t know why the man opened fire.