Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday February 12, 2013

A woman who had her $4,200 camera stolen on a ski outing to Vail Mountain, says she got it back via Craigs List.  The Eagle County Sheriff's Office says the victim got the seller to take a picture of the camera and was able to match the serial number. Once a deal was made, undercover deputies met with the seller and made an arrest.  The 29 year old Vail Resorts employee faces Class 4 Felony Theft charges.

March of Dimes is celebrating 75 years of service in 2013.  In Grand Junction the group is launching a new year of events and campaigns to help mothers deliver full-term healthy babies. The kick-off is tonight at 5:30 at Allen Unique Autos on River Road.

Veterans living in Colorado can get a service identifier on state IDs or driver's licenses, but it'll cost you.  The state legislature ok'd the identifier last year and a fee of $15 to add it.  A bill that's passed out of the state House, takes away that $15 fee. One Representative said anything to alleviate unnecessary fees for those who have served should be done.

Colorado has some of the stiffest rules in the country for limiting the impact of drilling near residences and other occupied buildings.  The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission yesterday signed off on new setback requirements, and  measures they say are among the strongest in the country for monitoring and protection of groundwater.

150 western slope high school students are at CMU today for the 15th Annual Math Extravaganza. The students get to spend the day on campus learning mathematical concepts not typically seen in the standard high school curriculum. At the end of the day, they'll get a chance at some prizes for scoring well on a quiz testing their understanding of the day's activities.

A bill Republican Grand Junction State Representative Ray Scott said would have brought new jobs and investments into the state has died on party lines in a House committee. Scott's bill would have created so-called "incentive wells" exempting energy developers from paying severance tax on new wells for two years then directing taxes to a College Opportunity Fund.