NEWS: Friday January 29, 2010

Jan 29th @ 9:16 am in News by Scott Staley

The public is welcome to join the Town of Cedaredge at a reception for the four police chief candidate finalists. The finalists are David Todd, Terry Seames, Steven Smith, and Robert Yant. The Delta County Independent says the reception will be next Thursday at the Howard Johnson Express Inn in Cedaredge, beginning at 7:30 p.m. For additional information contact Cedaredge Town Hall at 856-3123.
Source: Delta County Independent (Posted 11:58a)

A Carbondale man has been convicted of attempted murder for cutting his ex-girlfriend outside her home in 2008. The Aspen Times says 26-year-old Ian Ranney faces up to 48 years in prison after an Eagle County jury convicted him Thursday. Ranney said he simply meant to scare his ex-girlfriend when he waited outside her home at the Aspen-Basalt Mobile Home Park in September of 2008 and lunged at her with a 12-inch knife. She was deeply cut from her cheek to ear but survived. A doctor testified during the trial that the knife came within one-eighth of an inch of severing an artery and killing the woman. Sentencing has not been set.
Source: Aspen Times (Posted 11:54a)

It was a close call Wednesday for a candidate in running for the open House District 54 seat as he nearly lost his life during a campaign event. Bob Hislop was with his two opponents, Ray Scott and David Cox in Cameo when he started choking on food he was eating.  He wasn’t able to talk and couldn’t stop coughing when Linn Armstrong performed the Heimlich Maneuver on him.  Hislop told the Daily Sentinel that now he “knows what George Bush felt like when he threw up on the Japanese Prime Minister.” Once able to speak, Hislop thanked Armstrong profusely.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 8:15a)

Topless women in Boulder are attracting attention from city officials who want to expand the college town’s nudity ordinance. According to the Daily Camera, city council is scheduled to take up a proposal next week to expand the definition of public nudity to include exposure of a female nipple. The ordinance would make it a municipal offense to be naked in public places or view. Residents in the college town have debated for years whether to ban such events as the Halloween night Naked Pumpkin Run and an annual nude bike ride. The expanded nudity ordinance would apply to anyone over 10 and carry a possible $1,000 fine.
Source: Daily Camera (Posted 8:14a)