AG Coffman Defies Governor
Posted by <> on 5/19/2017 10:13:00 AM.
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is going against the wishes of Governor Hickenlooper and appealing a ruling on oil and gas regulations to the state Supreme Court. Coffman announced yesterday that she was appealing a ruling by the Court of Appeals that the state's oil and gas commission must consider public health and safety before making permit decisions. Coffman's decision came after the governor asked the attorney general to drop the appeal.
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Habitat Homes in Ridgway
Posted by <> on 5/19/2017 10:11:00 AM.
Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans has broken ground on their next housing project in Ouray County. They're building a triplex, with three townhomes, on North Laura Street, in Ridgway. Two years ago the Montrose based Habitat for Humanity affiliate expanded their service area to include Ouray and San Miguel Counties.Each three story townhome will be 1500 sq. ft., with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a garage.Habitat is looking for applicants for the dwellings.
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Public Lands Day
Posted by <> on 5/19/2017 10:08:00 AM.
Colorado will be celebrate its first-ever Public Lands Day this weekend. Governor Hickenlooper established the observance last year as a way to honor the importance of public lands throughout Colorado.
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Storm Knocked Out Power to 4,500
Posted by <> on 5/18/2017 4:01:00 PM.
A spring storm rolled in Wednesday afternoon, bringing with it heavy wet snow and widespread outages across Delta-Montrose Electric Association’s (DMEA) service territory. Snow began loading the lines and snapping tree branches as early as yesterday evening. It is estimated that approximately 4,500 members from across DMEA’s system were impacted by power interruptions.
Restoration efforts continued through the night and are still underway this morning. It is estimated that approximately 1,000 members in various locations remain without power.
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SMPA Wants New Policy
Posted by <> on 5/17/2017 9:51:00 AM.
San Miguel Power Association is seeking a new policy with their supplier, Tri-State. The Board wants Tri-State to increase the allowable amount of member self-generation from 5% to 10%. The second request is to assist communities hit hard by the announcement that Tri-State would be closing the Nucla power plant and associated coal mine.
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Montrose Seeking Golf Management
Posted by <> on 5/16/2017 4:44:00 PM.
The City of Montrose has issued a Request for Proposals from golf course management firms to oversee the operation, management, and maintenance of the Black Canyon Golf Course. The intent of the request is to obtain information, including fees, from companies specializing in the management of municipal golf facilities.
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Traffic Scam
Posted by <> on 5/16/2017 9:40:00 AM.
Montrose Police say several Montrose citizens have received letters claiming that they violated a traffic law and it's recorded on camera. The accused are then told to pay a fine via PayPal or other unconventional means. The Montrose PD says this is a scam.
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Alamosa Man Accused of Double Murder
Posted by <> on 5/16/2017 9:39:00 AM.
An Alamosa man is in custody in Orange County California for a cold case double murder charge. Lamberto Castillo was arraigned yesterday for the 1994 murders of two men in Huntington Beach. Castillo is accused of getting into an argument with the men and eventually shooting both victims.
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