Following is a preview of tomorrow’s headlines
Garfield Commissioners Trsi Houpt and John Martin have been at odds before. Their latest tussle happened in, of all places, Hawaii. Both were there to attend the National Association of Counties annual summer conference last week in Honolulu.Houpt exchanged heated words with Martin and Larry McCown, the third commissioner, last month when she said she wanted the county to pay for her trip to the conference. Martin, as the designated county representative, had his trip covered by the association.McCown pointed out Houpt had spent over half their travel allowance for the year. He and Martin said she should pay her own way.Houpt agreed and footed the bill, saying she wanted to represent people affected by gas drilling in the county.
Folks with bad juju usually dont have to worry about it hanging on their wall, but at least one art shop visitor ealier this week may have just that problem.On Monday, a thief took advantage of a crowded store and a busy salesperson at the Artists Mercantile on Cooper Avenue and swiped the 12×12 inch painting, Mapmaking, by local artist Lynette OKane.Store owner Maria Sippola left the store about 2 p.m. to run errands. When she returned at 5 p.m. the painting had disappeared from an easel near the counter.They were kind enough to put a print back where the painting was, said a sarcastic and irritated Sippola.Monday was the second theft Sippola has had since moving her shop a year ago from a space beneath the Sunlight Ski Shop.
Two Roaring Fork School District board of education members facing a recall have started a campaign they hope will correct misleading information the recall committee is distributing to voters.School board member Bruce Wampler created the Web site, http://www.savegshs.org, which claims, The people behind the Re-1 Recall have it wrong! Statements contained in the petitions are misleading or false. Letters to the editor and other statements made by recall supporters are full of misleading information. You are not getting the straight facts! Wampler and school board president Susan Hakanson are facing a potential recall over the districts plans to buy or condem local buildings to expand Glenwood Springs High School.
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