NEWS: Thursday January 28, 2010

Jan 28th @ 12:28 pm in News by Scott Staley

Notice of public hearing. Notice is hereby given for a public hearing concerning holding Primary Elections by Mail Ballot for Montrose County.  The hearing will be held February 10, 2010 in the BOCC Board Room at 161 S. Townsend Ave. beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Public is invited to attend Written comments will be accepted through the close of business February 24, 2010.  Written comments can be mailed to P.O. Box 1289 Montrose, CO 81402, brought to our office at 320 S 1st St. Room 103 or emailed to A final decision will presented to the Board of County Commissioners on March 1, 2010. The final decision will be made in the best interest of Montrose County.
Source: PSA   (Posted 12:36p)

The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will visit Colorado in February to attend an event with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. White House spokesman Adam Abrams said today that the details are still being worked out. Craig Hughes, Bennet’s campaign manager, says Obama will be in Colorado to campaign for the senator, who is running for election. A date hasn’t been set. Bennet was appointed by fellow Democrat Gov. Bill Ritter to the Senate last year to complete Ken Salazar’s term. Obama appointed Salazar as Interior secretary. Bennet faces former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in the primary. Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck are among at least a half dozen Republican candidates.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 12:14p)

Mesa County Drug Task Force seizes marijuana. Ezell Pounds, 39, of Los Angeles was taken into custody yesterday afternoon after a suitcase he was traveling with was found to have 34 pounds of marijuana inside. Pounds is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility with no bond.
Ezell Pounds DTF Photo 1-28-10
(Photo courtesy of MCSO)
Source: Press Release   (Posted 12:00p)

Suspect flees on bike. A white male entered the Walgreens in Clifton located at 572 32 Road around 9:15 a.m. and demanded an undisclosed amount of narcotics. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was wearing a mask on his face. He is described as age 20-40 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing a brown or black suede jacket, a light gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and a maroon baseball cap. The suspect left Walgreens and was last seen on a bike. No employees were injured in this incident. And as a precautionary measure four schools were advised by law enforcement to go into shelter in place at 9:30 a.m. That advisory was lifted by law enforcement at 10:30 a.m. Anyone with information about this suspect or this incident should call 911. This investigation remains on-going.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 11:27a)