Carbondale–Colorado U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are urging the Interior and Agriculture departments to consider the impacts of oil and gas drilling in the Thompson Divide area before the B-L-M makes a final decision. The decision revolved around a 32-thousand acre parcel that is controlled by the U.S. Forest Service.

Glenwood Springs–Voters in the Roaring Fork Valley can learn more about important races and ballot questions during an issues and answers forum at Glenwood Springs City Hall. The three-hour event begins at 6.

In other news…

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Paragliders have agreed to a no-fly zone in
Aspen after a crane operator was spooked at a hospital construction
site. Project spokesman Frank Goldsmith says the city is worried that
the crane operator might get startled again and spin the crane,
endangering gliders and construction workers. Paragliders have a landing zone near the hospital.

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) – The Breckenridge Town Council is
rejecting a $500 raise that would have allowed council members to
learn more about the town’s recreation facilities.
Councilman Mike Dudick says city workers have had wage freezes
for the past two years and doubling the recreation benefit for
council members would be unfair. Council members currently receive a $500 credit, which can be used at the Breckenridge Recreation Center, golf course, ice arena or Nordic center. The benefit is in addition to a monthly stipend.