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News that 18-year-old mother Evalyn Baker reportedly was driving too fast before dying in an accident Saturday comes as a shock to her advisor at Yampa Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs.She was a very cautious girl. She was a very, very cautious girl, said Leigh McGown, child care director and teen parent program advisor at Yampa.The Glenwood Springs residents toddler son, Bryan, suffered only moderate injuries in the two-car accident on Highway 82 south of Glenwood Springs.The thing I thought right away was, Well, theres a real reason her boy was safe, because I know she would have set that car seat up safely. It was her life goal to keep him safe, McGown said.That said something to me, that he was able to come out of an accident with so little injury. That spoke to the Eva I knew.
A truck carrying seafood wrecked on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon Monday morning, closing the freeway for several hours and snarling traffic. The truck was rounding a curve in the westbound lanes at milepost 123 near Shoshone, when the driver lost control and rolled the onto the eastbound lanes at about 8:20 a.m., said Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nancy Shanks. According to a Colorado State Patrol press release, the truck collided with the concrete median barrier and drove onto the barrier for about 35 feet before falling off the viaduct and onto the eastbound lanes below, blocking traffic. The truck landed upside down, prompting the Colorado State Patrol to close only the eastbound lanes of I-70 until about 11:15 a.m. Traffic was diverted into Glenwood Springs at Exit 116.
Health care, jobs and education are the top topics on the Colorado House of Representatives agenda for next years 120 day legislative session, which begins Jan. 11. Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver, discussed his priorities for the session during a stop in Glenwood Springs after a meeting he attended in Aspen Monday afternoon.How do we strengthen the economy, improve public education, and how do we reduce the cost of health care instead of forcing families to use the emergency room? he said. The good news is that the passage of Referendum C makes some of the tasks a little bit easier.Health care is the Houses top priority for the legislative session, he said. Romanoff predicts prescription drug legislation will be introduced right away that will allow Colorado to pool its drug purchasing power with other states in order to pass lower prices to consumers. Its a plan Republican Gov. Bill Owens vetoed last year, but Democrats are undeterred.
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