NEWS: Thursday January 28, 2010

Jan 28th @ 11:50 am in News by Scott Staley

The board of Western State College trustees has a new face to join the two others who were already serving on the board. Gunnison Country Times says Governor Bill Ritter appointed Noelle Hagan, former mayor of Montrose to replace Valeri Schmalz. Hagan joins reappointed Sandra Mark and Gregg Rippy. She will serve a four-year term that expires on December 31, 2013. Schmalz served on the board since 2003.
Source: Gunnison Country Times (Posted 10:49a)

Colorado labor officials are scrambling to reassure nearly 2,000 people who received tax forms printed with the wrong name. According to the Denver Post, the state says a computer glitch caused it to send erroneous 1099G forms that listed the wrong names but correct Social Security numbers. The error alarmed recipients but caused no real threat of identity theft because only the names were misprinted, not other information such as Social Security numbers. The 1099G forms are for people who received unemployment benefits last year. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said a record-high number of people on unemployment last year contributed to the error. The state sent more than 100,000 of the forms. Corrected forms were mailed Wednesday.
Source: Denver Post (Posted 10:47a)

A Montrose family invites the public to a benefit spaghetti dinner to alleviate some of their daughter’s funeral expenses. Lita Montano was 26 years old when her life was taken from her as the result of domestic violence on December 6, 2009. She leaves behind two young children (11-year-old Isaac Morales & 10-month-old Aaliyah Montano).  The spaghetti dinner is $10 per plate at the Turn of the Century on February 27th from 1-6 with music until midnight.  If you can’t make it but would like to make a donation, mail to Darlene Mora & Sofia Evans at 121 N. 9th St. Montrose, CO 81401.   For more information call Darlene at 569-0064 or Sofia at 209-1892.
Source: PSA   (Posted 10:45a)