NEWS; Tues. February 16, 2010

Feb 16th @ 8:13 am in News by Scott Staley

Three snowmobilers in Garfield County were reportedly in good condition yesterday after being stranded overnight. The Daily Sentinel says  they got stuck in a drainage known as Deep Creek, located about 25 miles northwest of New Castle after they made a wrong turn while heading for home. The 3 that got stuck are from Rifle an adult male, his girlfriend and her teenage daughter.  They worked their way out of a snow-packed drainage with the help of another snowmobiler at about 8am.  Lanny Grant, who is incident commander with the Garfield County Search and Rescue, had mobilized their efforts to free the stuck snowmobilers.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 8:12a by Jim Kapp)

The Department of Revenue has shut down another Grand Junction business. NBC 11 News reports that a sign on the door of Axis Nightclub has been seized by the State for not paying almost $8,300 in taxes. The public notice outside the business says the club will be up for auction this Friday.  However, business owner, Neal DeHaven, said he anticipates that his company will bring his tax payments up to date and Axis will be opened again this week….
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 8:15a by Jim Kapp)

Senate Democrats killed a bill that would have required school districts to put their check books online, bringing accountability and transparency to the public education sector. The measure would have required schools to maintain a readily accessible on line database and would outline district spending.  The bill also calls for monthly updates and public notification of budget  changes.
Source: Press Release  (Posted 8:16a by Jim Kapp)