Glenwood Springs–Both lanes of westbound I-70 were closed between the main Glenwood Springs on-ramp (116) and the West Glenwood Springs off-ramp (114) due to an accident between a semi and a sedan. The truck, carrying a load of bottled water, rolled onto the car around 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. According to Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson, both drivers were alert and speaking to emergency officials as they were taken to Valley View Hospital. Westbound motorists were diverted onto the frontage road and Midland Avenue. To make matters worse, two more accidents were reported, one near No Name that closed the westbound on-ramp at 119 and a two-car accident on up valley Highway 82 that blocked the left lane near the new Whole Foods Market.
Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Commissioners Mike Samson and Tom Jankovsky approved a contract agreement with a Texas-based lobbying group to help form a local sage grouse protection plan. The approval came after a handful of citizens criticized the board for consulting with a politically-driven organization.
RICHFIELD, Utah (AP) – Authorities in central Utah say they may have found the wreckage of a single-engine airplane from northern California that never arrived in Aspen.
Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis says family members called for help Saturday after the plane failed to arrive. Curtis says the last radar transmission showed the plane in Sevier County.
Rescuers started searching in the next county over on Sunday morning. Family of the missing aviators also contacted a private helicopter for assistance.
Officials say the helicopter spotted debris in the Sevier County’s Saleratus Canyon, about 30 miles southeast of Salina.
Curtis says officials are still trying to confirm whether the wreckage belongs to the missing aircraft, which is identified as a Cirrus SR22 registered to Springhill Aviation LLC in Danville, Calif.
DENVER (AP) – The governors of two natural gas producing states are in Detroit as part of an effort to push the use of vehicles powered by natural gas.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin were meeting Monday with executives at Chrysler, General Motors and Ford. They also planned to tour auto manufacturing plants and drive some natural gas vehicles.
Colorado and Oklahoma are among 13 states that have signed a memorandum promising to invest in natural gas vehicles when they replace older cars and trucks. The aim is to create new demand for domestically-produced natural gas as well as help make such vehicles more affordable for average buyers.
The other states that have signed on are Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.