DISTRICT 51 5-DAY WEEK
No 4-day week in District 51 next year. State budget projections of cuts less than anticipated is the reason. The district will still make cuts, but not involving the school calendar or closing any schools. The board also adopted boundary changes to deal with overcrowding in the Fruita area, sending some students to Loma where student numbers are down.
BRAZILIAN HELD WITHOUT BOND
A Brazilian man jailed in Grand Junction on charges he flew to the United States to have sex with a mother and her two underage daughters has waived his right to a federal grand jury and will be arraigned in federal court next week. According to the Daily Sentinel, the man who's jailed without bond, faces a maximum possible prison term of 30 years, or a fine of $250,000 if convicted.
UTE WATER REPLACEMENT
Ute water is replacing old lines in the area of 27 and G Roads and expects to close G Road between 9 and 5 tomorrow. 2 breaks in the same area earlier this year caused Holy Family School to cancel classes and left about 400 homes without water. Tomorrow's work will not interupt water service.
LOWER NORTH FORK FIRE
That wildfire in Jefferson County near Conifer has claimed two lives and continues to burn out of control. Officials say it's the first time they can remember any civilian dying in a wildfire. The Lower Northfork Fire has burned 4,500 acres so far, and 23 homes. 2,500 homes have been evacuated and another 6,500 are on alert.
COLORADO SPRINGS CAMERAS
Smile, downtown Colorado Springs is about to be on camera. The City Council there has approved funding for 10 surveillance cameras by this summer. The police department will be in charge and hopes the cameras will make the downtown area safer.
Boulder is on track for the driest March ever and authorities have enacted an emergency fire ban. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle says he's concerned about fire in shooting areas after two small fires Saturday. He tells the Boulder Daily Camera he'll meet with the U-S Forest Service about an emergency ban on shooting.