Week In Review
Daylight Saving Time
Locals and others around the state lost an hour of weekend time due to the Daylight Saving time change.
If the shift left you groggy, grumpy or confused, take heart: 2017 could be the last time Coloradans change their clocks. Lakewood couple Sean and Teri Johnson are gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that, if passed in 2016, would put the state on Mountain Daylight Time year round.
It’s far from unprecedented. After summertime daylight saving failed to stick nationally after implementation in World War I, the entire country went on DST for more than three straight years during World War II. An energy crisis in 1970s resulted in 10 months of federally mandated daylight saving and led to the modern approach to time change.
New VP at CMC
Dr. Kathryn Regjo was named as the new vice president for Colorado Mountain College’s Edwards location.
She comes to CMC from a four-year stint as president of Lincoln College of New England. Shortly after her appointment there, the college began offering its first fully online programs, as well as four-year degrees, similar to what Colorado Mountain College now offers.
Vail bans plastic grocery bags
The vote was close, but the Vail Town Council gave final approval to an ordinance banning plastic grocery bags in town.
Between research and public discussion, the final version of the ordinance took months to bring to council. Even then, and with a good deal of public support, the vote for final approval was 4-3, with Mayor Andy Daly and council members Ludwig Kurz, Margaret Rogers and Dave Chapin voting in favor. Council members Jenn Bruno, Greg Moffet and Dale Bugby opposed the ordinance.
skier injured in back country avalanche
A back country avalanche east of Vail left one skier with a broken leg. Two other skiers were unharmed.
The three skiers were in the Pitkin Creek area of East Vail when the slide occurred. The injured skier, who has not yet been identified, was caught in the avalanche. No other injuries and no deaths were reported, said Jessie Mosher, public information officer with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
Vail Mountain Rescue located the skier, who could not be moved because of the injury.
Carbondale is ‘Best Place”
Carbondale is once again getting ink in a prominent magazine, this time on the cover of Men’s Journal as part of the magazine’s “50 Best Places to Live.”
The April edition, hitting newsstands in a couple weeks, describes the town as a “too good to be true Rocky Mountain oasis” and places it alongside the likes of Nashville and San Francisco.