Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council voted last night to endorse a letter to the Bureau of Land Management opposing oil and gas drilling on the Thompson Divide. The vote was 4 to 3.

Glenwood Springs–Law enforcement agencies across the state are gearing up for a busy Saint Patrick’s Day weekend. Extra officers will be out and about looking for drunk drivers beginning tonight at 6.

Glenwood Springs–Work crews will be removing loose rocks in Glenwood Canyon today. Motorists can expect 15 minute delays in both directions between the Hanging Lake Tunnel and the Shoshone power plant until 6 o’clock tonight.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are seeking
anglers’ help in protecting fisheries from being stocked with
species that don’t belong there. The predator fish like smallmouth bass, walleye and northern pike are now competing with trout and kokanee, which can affect recreational fishing but also threaten native fish downstream in the Colorado and San Juan rivers.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials are preparing to announce how
the state will spend its portion of a national mortgage settlement.
A southeast Colorado prison closed to save money could see new life
as a transitional housing center for veterans with the money. State
law says that Attorney General John Suthers has the authority to
spend most lawsuit settlements.

BRUSH, Colo. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a 56-year-old Morgan
County man has died after being crushed by a pile of pinto beans in
a warehouse near Brush. Undersheriff Dave Martin tells The Denver
Post that Raymond Segura Jr. was working yesterday at a Kelley Bean
Co. facility when he somehow wound up under a pile of beans
estimated at more than 15 feet high. Beans are brought into the
warehouse by an overhead conveyor belt.

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) – Rep. Jared Polis is voicing support for
installing a fire suppression system in the Eisenhower Tunnel on
Interstate 70. The Colorado Democrat toured the tunnel yesterday.
He and others in Colorado’s congressional delegation are working to
secure funding for a water mist fire suppression system that the
Colorado Department of Transportation estimates would cost $20
million to install in the tunnel.