Glenwood Springs–1st Bank of Colorado is coming to Glenwood Springs. The Lakewood-based institution is currently negotiating a deal to buy the Glenwood Springs Post Independent building near 20th and Grand Avenue.

Glenwood Springs–A Colorado wildfire preparedness fund will be replenished with money for the next two years thanks to a bill signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. The measure, sponsored by District 61 State Representative Roger Wilson will use severance tax money to help local fire departments cover expenses during wildfire season.

La Junta–The southeast portion of the state is under an open fire ban due to drier than normal conditions and gusty winds. Firefighting crews are also battling at least four wildfires in Las Animas County and one near Fort Carson.

Denver–After Delta Airlines took a beating in the press for charging a Colorado soldier and his buddy nearly 3 thousand dollars for extra checked baggage, the carrier is suddenly changing course. Delta officials apologized for the gaffe and agreed to do away with excess baggage fees for military members. United and American Airlines followed suit.

Denver–More money is coming to Colorado schools under the school finance act. Governor Hickenlooper is signing the bill that will set aside more money for K-12 than anticipated. The measure restores 22 and a half million dollars by transferring surplus money from the state’s surplus fund.