Glenwood Springs–Negotiators say the Shoshone power plant and Green Mountain Reservoir are holding up last spring’s historic water agreement between the western slope and the Denver Water.

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Republicans have two big
questions one month before their presidential caucuses: Which
candidates will be left in the race on Feb. 7? And what role will
tea party groups play? Tea party activists packed Republican
precinct caucuses in 2010, and they’re expected to do so next
month. In 2010, they helped oust well-connected candidates for
governor and U.S. Senate – in favor of contenders with grassroots
appeal and folksy charm. Both Dan Maes and Ken Buck went on to lose
their contests.

DENVER (AP) – A traffic stop in November reportedly led to the
arrest of a former Arapahoe County sheriff who has been accused of
trading methamphetamine for sex with men. The Denver Post reports
Englewood police records indicate a man gave authorities former
sheriff Patrick Sullivan’s name after he was pulled over for
weaving in traffic in a car that did not belong to him. Authorities
said one of the men in the car gave up information on Sullivan in
an effort to avoid felony charges.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The University of Colorado is seeking to
hire a campus alcohol agent to regulate gatherings that serve
alcohol. Spokesman Bronson Hilliard says the university has dozens
of events every year where alcoholic beverages are served. Hilliard
says an alcohol agent is needed because organizers have complained
that the rules and permit process can be confusing and

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Billionaire Bill Koch (KOHK) is leading a
campaign to install guard rails along a scenic road leading to his
part-time home near Aspen. Koch’s planning consultant tells The
Aspen Times that Koch went off Castle Creek Road a couple of years
ago in a spot where other drivers have had accidents. Installing
five miles of guard rail would cost more than $1 million but the
plan would be paid for with private funds. Reaction has been mixed.
Some think good snow tires and obeying the speed limit are enough
to keep people safe on the road.