NEWS: Tuesday February 9, 2010

Feb 9th @ 11:24 am in News by Scott Staley

Suplizio Field is the Colorado Sports Turf Managers Association 2009 Field of the Year. The Daily Sentinel says the Grand Junction field was constructed in 1949 and seats 11,000. Suplizio Field has hosted the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series since 1958.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 11:20a)

Lawyers say plea negotiations for a former Aspen police officer accused of putting a camera in the shower of a teenage girl living in his home have broken down. Aspen Times says Joe Holman pleaded not guilty Monday in Pitkin County District Court to two counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child, tampering with evidence, and attempted criminal invasion of privacy.
Source: Aspen Times (Posted 11:18a)

For those wishing to assist with the earthquake victims in Haiti, Ubuntu United in Montrose is sending a truck full of supplies to Florida this Thursday, where they’ll then be flown to Haiti.  The non-profit group is seeking monetary donations as well as tents and medical supplies. Call Crystal 275-4499 for the details.
Source: PSA   (Posted 11:18a)

Eight city residents have officially qualified to have their names placed on the ballot for the upcoming City of Montrose regular general election. The election will be for three council seats; Districts I and II, both four-year terms, and the two-year At Large seat. Candidate petitions have been verified for the following individuals:
District I:
Brent Wallace
Thomas A. Smits
Jesse Bailey

District II:
Carol A. McDermott
Bill Brougham

At Large:
Bill Patterson
Raymond J. Rose
Pat Treacy

A drawing to determine the order that the candidate’s names will appear on the ballot will be held at City Hall on Wednesday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. The City of Montrose regular general election will be conducted by mail ballot on April 6, 2010. Residents who wish to vote in the election must register to vote at the Montrose County Clerk’s office at 320 South First Street by Monday, March 8. Ballots will be mailed to all active registered voters in the City of Montrose during the week of March 15. Registered voters who do not receive a ballot should contact the Montrose City Clerk’s office at 240-1430. Ballots may be returned by mail to the address printed on the ballot envelope or they can be deposited in ballot boxes at City Hall. Ballots must be submitted by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, April 6, 2010. Detailed election information, including candidate bios, can be viewed at
www.cityofmontrose.org/2010election.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 10:22a)

The City of Grand Junction and Mesa County hope to break ground on an overpass on 29 Road within the next six weeks after recently receiving a state grant. According to the Daily Sentinel, the $3.2 million dollar grant will assist in connecting Highway 50 with I-70 via 29 Road.  The overpass will cross the rail yard.  Parachute also received money, $8 million dollars in fact, but their project costs significantly more.  They can hold onto the money for four years. In addition to the 29 Road and Parachute projects, the Department of Local Affairs awarded $2.8 million to the city of Delta for a U.S. Highway 50 bypass and $3 million to the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments for regional telecommunications.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 10:23a)