Three Things You Need to Know on February 19th

February 19, 2019

Colorado will be joining more than a dozen other states in a lawsuit challenging President Trump's emergency declaration to build a border wall.  Governor Jared Polis and state Attorney General Phil Weiser made the move official yesterday.  They say Colorado stands to lose tens of millions in military construction dollars, which may be diverted to the project.  This lawsuit will challenge the constitutionality of the order. 

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly planning to resign in mid-March.  An announcement  about a possible replacement could occur as soon as this week.  Rosenstein has been supervising the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election.  That would have normally been under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Attorney General, but then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. 

Arapahoe Basin will no longer be part of the popular Epic Pass after this season.  The ski area announced the move yesterday to separate from Vail Resorts.  Company officials say the decision was made due to a pinch being put on parking and facility space.  The Epic Pass will be accepted at A-Basin until the end of the season.