NEWS: Wed. February 17, 2010

Feb 17th @ 5:10 pm in News by Scott Staley

Local officials were shut out today in their bid to obtain a federal grant to help pay for the 29 Road overpass. The Daily Sentinel states that the U.S. Dept. of Transportation announced the recipients of the $1.5 billion federal stimulus money and no projects in Western Colorado were on the list.  The only funding the state did receive was for a Boulder area project to extend high occupancy lanes on U.S. Highway 36.  That project received a $10 million grant…..
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:12p by Jim Kapp)

Central High School hosted a meeting Tuesday night to talk about the importance of students stepping forward to report problems in school. KJCT says that a handful of parents attended this meeting as the school’s administration addressed the issue of guns being brought on campus.  This meeting was a reference to the gun incident that occurred last month in which an affidavit stated that one teen found a gun, sold it to two other kids, who then showed it around the school on several occasions.  They also discussed last month’s lockdown….
Source: KJCT (Posted 5:10p by Jim Kapp)

Earlier today at the Republican luncheon, Mark Rodgers made an announcement that he has stopped campaigning but is not pulling out of the running for the 58th Dist. State House seat. A seat Scott Tipton currently holds.  Rodgers chief opponent for that seat is Don Coran.  No word at this time as to why he is stopping his campaign….
(Posted 4:06p by Jim Kapp)