NEWS: Wednesday February 17, 2010

Feb 17th @ 11:38 am in News by Scott Staley

A group has been formed in Paonia to assist in creating more positive activities for the high school’s homecoming. The Delta County Independent says parents recently addressed the school board regarding hazing that goes on during Homecoming week for freshmen. Some alleged hazing includes forcing the freshmen to run as fast as they can around the annual bonfire, pushing a penny across the pavement with their noses, and carrying seniors on their backs while they (the freshmen) are forced to run the football field.
Source: Delta County Independent (Posted 12:33p)

Employees at the San Juan Cancer Center in Montrose have lightened the mood at work today by wearing wigs. The wig-wearing is to bring awareness to Bosom Buddies which actually has a wig donation program for those in need.  While creating a fun awareness day at work, they also intend on emailing the photos to patients who are getting stem cell or bone marrow transplants, so they can get a laugh out of the different hairstyles as well.san juan cancer wigs 021710
(L to R: Bonnie Mitchell, Debra Archuleta, Donna Drake, Sandy Lundverg, Erin Ryser, Jamie Benton, & Marva Victor–Photo by Janine Mayfield)
(Posted 10:36a)

Six people are vying for a seat on the Grand Junction City Council after one of the councilors said she was stepping down for personal reasons.  The Daily Sentinel says Linda Romer Todd, District B’s representative, is slated to resign at the end of the month.  Council members will interview the applicants and select a new council member in the next few weeks.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 10:37a)