Local News Briefs
The Garfield County Democratic Party recently elected new party officers at the local level. Jack Real of No Name is the chair, Gay Moore of Glenwood Springs is first vice chair, and Paul Light of Battlement Mesa is second vice chair. Jacquie Tannenbaum of Glenwood Springs was elected secretary, and Amy Barr of Carbondale is the new treasurer.
Party members also elected new district chairs. Nancy Smith will head the Carbondale district, Anita Sherman heads the Glenwood Springs district, Nicky Leigh chairs the central district and Dana Barker chairs the western district.
Garfield County enjoys bonus members on the State Central Committee due to voter turnout in recent elections. The state committee members from Garfield County are Ed Sands, Greg Russi and Leslie Robinson.
Real, Moore, Sands, Russi and Robinson attended the State Central Committee meeting in Denver on Saturday to elect new officers to the State Democratic Party.
“There is renewed energy in Garfield County to elect progressive candidates, and to serve our local community using our democratic values of fairness, equal opportunity, personal integrity and honesty,” said Real.
For more information, visit http://www.garcodems.org or call Jack Real at 618-8308, Gay Moore at 618-6843 or Jacquie Tannenbaum at (720) 979-6310.
Wulfsohn Road between East Meadows Drive and West Meadows Drive is now signed and enforced at a speed limit of 15 miles per hour.
This section of Wulfsohn Road has diagonal parking on both sides of each drive lane. There have been numerous incidents of pedestrians crossing between vehicles everywhere along this roadway. The lower speed limit is necessary to protect pedestrians.
Questions or concerns should be directed to Mike McDill, Glenwood Springs city engineer, at 384-6413.
Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed two valley residents and four other water leaders to the 27-member Colorado Interbasin Compact Committee.
The committee is charged with developing principles and a framework for negotiations for talks between the state’s river basin roundtables. The committee also facilitates discussions within and between basins on water management issues, and encourages locally driven, collaborative solutions to water supply challenges.
The new committee members are Eric Kuhn of Glenwood Springs, general manager of the Colorado River District, and Peter Nichols of Carbondale, a water attorney.
Other committee members appointed are Taylor Hawes of Lafayette, Wayne Vanderschuere of Colorado Springs, Melinda Kassen of Boulder and T. Wright Dickinson of Maybell.
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education on Friday preliminary authorization to Colorado Mountain College to offer two bachelor’s degrees: a bachelor of science in business administration and a bachelor of arts in sustainability studies.
The CCHE’s authorization is pending the college receiving official approval for the degrees from the Higher Learning Commission.
“This preliminary authorization allows Colorado Mountain College to move forward with our planning,” said Stan Jensen, president of the college. However, the college cannot enroll students in these programs until the final approval from the Higher Learning Commission is on file with Colorado’s Department of Higher Education.
Over the past 15 months, the college has received approvals in its quest to offer four-year bachelor’s degrees from the CMC board of trustees, the Colorado Legislature and Gov. Bill Ritter.
A March 3 Post Independent story incorrectly reported that New Castle resident Earl Dawson once refused to leave White River National Forest property on the orders of a ranger.
The orders came from a local rancher, not a ranger.
The Post Independent regrets the error.
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