Denver airport moves toward smoke-free
DENVER Denver International Airport is moving toward becoming smoke-free.
Airport officials said Friday that concessionaires that run three of the four smoking lounges at the airport have agreed to close the lounges this year so they can be remodeled into non-smoking concessions concepts.
The fourth smoking lounge wont close until after its concessionaires lease expires in 2018.
BLM releases report of 2 oil shale proposals
MEEKER Federal officials have released a preliminary environmental assessment of two companies proposals for oil shale research in western Colorado.
Oil shale contains kerogen that must first be heated to high temperatures to produce oil. ExxonMobil Exploration Co. and Natural Soda Holdings Inc. each applied in 2010 for federal leases on 160-acre tracts near Meeker to research commercially viable ways to do so.
The Bureau of Land Management on Friday released a document evaluating environmental effects of each proposal. It suggests steps the companies should take, such as limiting construction near raptor nests, to mitigate those effects.
Woman hurt by bear at her home Trinidad
TRINIDAD Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say a woman is recovering after encountering a bear outside her home near Trinidad.
Agency spokesman Randy Hampton says the woman was on her porch with her children Friday. The woman turned a corner of the home and was shocked to find a bear. Hampton says the startled bear either swiped or bit the woman. She was able to get away and get the children inside the house.
Another person arrived and shot at the bear, which ran off. Hampton says when Las Animas County sheriffs officials and a wildlife officer arrived, the bear returned and was shot and killed.