Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is asking the community to observe a moment of silence this Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The moment of silence will be observed at 11 minutes after 9-am.

Denver–9-11 observances will be held all over the state this Sunday. At Civic Center Park in Denver, Governor John Hickenlooper will oversee events that will include a 21-gun salute, a military flyover and a free concert from Beach Boys.

Rifle–Officials in Rifle still haven’t figured out the source of the strange odor at Graham Mesa Elementary School that sent 22 students and a teacher to local hospitals. Engineers and heating and plumbing experts have all given the systems a thumbs up. The school remains closed.

Glenwood Springs–The portion of the Glenwood Canyon bike path that was destroyed last April by flooding is now being repaired. The 1.5 million dollar project is going to take a couple of months.

In other news…

DENVER (AP) – Mitt Romney is back in Colorado, where his
popularity among state Republicans faces a challenge from Texas
Gov. Rick Perry.
Romney easily won Colorado’s Republican caucuses in 2008 and
many prominent state Republicans including Attorney General John
Suthers and former Gov. Bill Owens have endorsed Romney this time
around, too.
But Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be making inroads in Romney’s safe
Colorado turf.
Perry visited Aspen twice this summer and in July he gave a
keynote address at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.
Romney’s fundraising lunch is in downtown Denver today. There
was no word of a public campaign event.

Groups to file protests of BLM oil, gas lease sale
DENVER (AP) – Environmental groups are looking at protesting
some of the land the Bureau of Land Management plans to offer at
its oil and gas lease sale in November.
It’s unclear how many parcels will be subjected to protests by
the deadline Monday evening. But attorney Matt Sandler of Rocky
Mountain Wild says conservationists are still reviewing 22 out of
54 parcels up for bid, generally in northwest Colorado, because of
environmental concerns.
He says some may need stipulations to protect wildlife because
they contain nesting sites or habitat for lynx, mountain plover and
endangered wildflowers. Others overlap areas that could be
protected under a rule awaiting approval from U.S. Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack that would dictate how Colorado manages
roadless forest land in the state.