Briefs: White eyes Eagle Co.’s state senate seat
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE COUNTY ” State Rep. Al White may run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jack Taylor.
White, a Republican, represented Eagle County until state Senate districts were redrawn several years ago.
In the state House of Representatives, White has been the assistant majority leader, vice chairman of the Business Affairs and Labor committee and a member of the Education and Legislative Audit committees.
White also has been on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the Water Resources Review Committee. For the past six years, he has been the House’s appointee to the Colorado Tourism Office board.
He also is on the Joint Budget Committee.
“I am honored to have served as state representative for House District 57 for the past seven years, but I feel like I am not yet done championing the causes of the people on the Western Slope,” White said in a statement released Monday. “After talking to legislators and party leaders, I will decide the first week of September whether I can aid the constituents of the western slope further by representing them as their state senator in the 8th District.”
VAIL ” A statewide drunk-driving sting will continue through the Labor Day weekend, ending at 3 a.m. on Monday.
Three people have been killed in alcohol- and drug-related related since the crackdown began on Aug. 17, the Colorado State Patrol says.
Troopers have arrested 815 people.
“Colorado law enforcement will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend to enforce traffic laws to help keep motorists and their passengers alive,” said Col. Mark Trostel, chief of the State Patrol. “The Labor Day holiday can be one of the deadliest times of the year as many people take to the roads and try to squeeze in as many last minute summer activities into the weekend as possible.”
To view enforcement plans, visit http://www.dot.state.co.us/trafficsafety.