Today's Mile Mountain News (Fri 5/4/2018)

That winter storm dumped a ton of moisture across the high country and caused a bunch of travel problems.


Loveland reported 19 inches of snow in the last 36 hours.  Arapahoe Basin 16.


EB I-70 over Vail Pass was closed for 5 hours yesterday morning as numerous vehicles spun out and were stuck.  Same for the Eisenhower Tunnel approach.


The cold temps have shut off the run off.  The Eagle River flow has essentially been cut in half in the last 4 days.  422 cfs in Avon this morning.


Even with the new moisture, Grand Junction has banned fireworks sales within city limits.  The local paper said the city implemented the ban at its meeting on Wednesday.  A countywide fire ban in Mesa County goes into effect today.


Less than a week left for the Colorado State Legislative Session and lawmakers are punting on one of the state's most pressing financial dilemmas.  There is a provision of the state constitution that will trigger statewide property tax cuts in 2019.  15 percent.  Lawmakers have decided to study the issue until the summer.

The Colorado House of Representatives pushed back until today a vote on whether to send the “red flag” mental health and weapon bill introduced earlier this week over to the Senate.  The bill, introduced Monday, would allow family members or law enforcement to ask a judge for a temporary extreme risk protection order that would allow officers to take firearms and ammunition away from people deemed to be in the midst of a mental health crisis.

CMC graduation is today.  Commencement exercises start at 5 this afternoon at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.

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