Parachute–One year ahead of schedule, crews have begun work on the 12 million dollar Parachute/I-70 interchange at mile marker 72. The project is expected to be finished this fall.
Washington, D.C.–Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is in Washington, D.C. listening and observing the U.S. Supreme Court Justices as they argue the constitutionality of the Federal health care law.
Aspen–The warm weather is bringing black bears out of hibernation a little sooner than normal. Bear sightings have been reported in Aspen, Summit County and Durango. People are being encouraged to take precautions like using animal proof trash containers and feeding pets indoors.
Denver–Governor John Hickenlooper is in Mexico trying to encourage more trade with our neighbors south of the border. The governor is leading a 40 member delegation on the trade tour that ends Wednesday.
DENVER (AP) – Forecasters say high temperatures could intensify
the fire danger along the Front Range and Colorado plains this
week. Warm winds and highs in the 70s are expected to further dry
out brush and other potential fire fuel in the area, and residents
are being discouraged from lighting campfires or burning trash.
DENVER (AP) – Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki
(shin-SEHK’-ee) is meeting with staff and patients at the Denver VA
Medical Center. The aging hospital is being replaced by a new
facility in Aurora. The new hospital will cost $580 million and is
expected to be completed by early 2015.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The University of Colorado has received a
$30 million payout for a Botox treatment one of its faculty members
invented in the late 1990s. The Daily Camera reports the method
approved by the FDA in August treats urinary incontinence in people
with neurological conditions and who have overactive bladders. It
was developed by former CU professor Richard Schmidt, who does not
get a cut because he is no longer with the university.