NEWS: Friday January 29, 2010

Jan 29th @ 6:56 am 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 5:55a)

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 5:55a)

Mesa State College is hoping they will be put on the map after they seal the deal on the fourth body farm in the entire country. A body farm, the nickname for a forensic anthropology center, is a stretch of land where forensic and criminal experts place corpses donated to science in homicide scenarios and study how the bodies decompose. The Daily Sentinel says that while other body farms are in hotter, more humid climates, Mesa State can teach experts more about the way a body decomposed in a higher altitude and drier climate.  The school is waiting to hear to hear back about donation forms and legal paperwork before proceeding with the idea.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:54a)

Colorado lawmakers are promising a marathon debate as the House takes up a plan by Governor Bill Ritter to impose taxes on Internet purchases, junk mail, candy, and soft drinks. KJCT reports that House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann told colleagues to bring their sleeping bags, tooth brushes, and teddy bears when the House takes up 11 measures to balance the state budget on Friday. The House Finance Committee spent 13 hours debating 6 of the bills on Wednesday and Republicans promise a major fight when the full House begins debate.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 5:51a)