Three Things You Need to Know on March 6th

March 6, 2019

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tops the Forbes billionaire list for the second year running.  Bezos net worth is 131-billion-dollars, up 19-billion-dollars from last year.  Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are in the second and third spots.  Twenty-one-year-old Kylie Jenner is the youngest billionaire on the list.  

JP Morgan Chase says it will no longer finance the private prison industry.  A spokesman for the nation's largest bank said the decision was made after a cost benefit analysis.  Private prisons make up around ten percent of federal and state detention facilities.  

I-70 is back open through the high country after some avalanche mitigation work.  It was shut down for most of the day yesterday between Silverthorne and Empire after CDOT crews triggered a snow slide that buried the roadway near Herman Gulch.  The avalanche work also brought down rocks and other debris.  The closure lasted into the early evening hours.