NEWS: Monday January 25, 2010

Jan 25th @ 7:56 am in News by Scott Staley

Over the weekend, Colorado Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry announced his endorsement of former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton in the race to replace Democrat appointee Michael Bennet in the United State Senate. The announcement was made before a crowd of more than 150 supporters in Grand Junction, birthplace of both Norton and Penry. Norton has also secured endorsements from former Governor Bill Owens, former U.S. Senators Hank Brown and Bill Armstrong, former Club 20 head Greg Walcher, and state representative Laura Bradford.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 6:55a)

During the Work Session of tonight’s Olathe Board of Trustees meeting, there will be a discussion on the proposed Medical Marijuana Ordinance. Later on, in the regular meeting, the Olathe Board of Trustees will consider adopting Ordinance 2010-03, that amends Title IV of the Olathe Municipal Code, by adding a chapter on medical marijuana dispensaries, as well as amends Title IX of the town code, also concerning medical marijuana.
(Posted 6:55a)

While safety is always one of their top concerns, the Telluride Ski Resort has been as of lately, cracking down even more so on reckless skiers. The Telluride Watch writes that ski patrol has been more persistent on the slopes, especially in the high traffic zones, and that skiers need to remember space and speed.  Penalties are enforced for those found at fault for causing a collision while skiing, the steepest being a 5-year ban from Telluride’s slopes. The Ski Safety Act says that each skier has the duty to maintain control of his speed and course at all times when skiing and maintain a proper lookout as to be able to avoid other skiers and objects.
Source: Telluride Watch (Posted 6:54a)

Local performers are having a performance to benefit the tragedy that struck Haiti two weeks ago. NBC 11 News says the variety show featuring actors, dancers, singers, and comedians hopes to raise money for the American Red Cross.  The free benefit will be held on Sunday, January 31 at 7:30pm at Mesa State College’s Recital Hall. Doors open at 7 PM for a silent auction.  Event goers are encouraged to make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 6:54a)