NEWS: Thursday February 11, 2010

Feb 11th @ 9:13 am in News by Scott Staley

Small acreage owners have a great educational opportunity on February 27, 2010 at Friendship Hall on the Montrose County Fairgrounds from 8:30 to 4:30.  Cost of the program including lunch is $45 if the early registration is postmarked by the deadline of February 19th.  Nine topics will be covered during the day’s program:

Morning programs:
-Soils and Fertility – Ron Godin, CSU Extension, Delta
-Irrigation & Water Management – David Seymour, Shavano Conservation District
-Compost Making & Benefits – Yvette Henson, CSU Extension, Norwood
-Hands-on Weed ID & Control – Ms. Jude Sirota, Mesa Weed Mgr., Grand Junction

Afternoon Forage and Livestock Track:
-Forage & Grazing Management – Ms. Robbie LeValley, CSU Extension, Delta
-Calving Problems and Solutions – Dr. Bob Mortimer, CSU Veterinary Lab, Fort Collins
-Pre and Post Natal Care – Mr. Eric McPhail, CSU Extension, Gunnison

Afternoon Gardening and Energy Track:
-Vegetable Gardening 101 – Dr. Curtis Swift, CSU Extension, Grand Junction
-Alternative Power and Energy Conservation Panel – Four Commercial Experts

For additional information, go to on either the top of the home page or  press the Upcoming Programs button, then look by date of the program, then look for register on-line.  You can register electronically, copy and fax the form, or call the Montrose office at: 970-249-3935.  To register, ask for Ginny.
Source: PSA   (Posted 9:04a)

Law Enforcement Agencies in Mesa County are requesting assistance from the public in locating a wanted subject who has an arrest warrant. The wanted subject is Elias Gonzales a 21 year old, Hispanic male, 5’11”, 170 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. Gonzales is wanted for arrest for robbery, 2nd degree assault/kidnapping, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, menacing, contempt of court and for failing to appear on a criminal impersonation charge. If you know the whereabouts of this individual please contact Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information leading to an arrest can earn you up to $1000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous. For more information on how to report a crime see us at
Source: PSA   (Posted 8:50a)

A third person has entered the race for the lone seat on the Gunnison County Board of Commissioners. According to the Gunnison Country Times, Mark Ewing of Crested Butte officially announced Monday that he will be running against Incumbent Jim Starr and Phil Chamberland for the seat in November.  Ewing says he feels one of the most important aspects of the County’s economy is constantly overlooked: Western State College. It’s possible there will be a Primary Election in August to determine which of the Republican candidates will face-off against Jim Starr, who’s seeking his fourth term as a Gunnison County Commissioner.
Source: Gunnison Country Times (Posted 8:12a)