NEWS: Thursday February 18, 2010

Feb 18th @ 6:58 am in News by Scott Staley

Energy Fuels held a public meeting in Montrose last night, and at least two-hundred people showed up to tune in. According to the Daily Press, that tune, was the same as it’s been in the past, half the public is for the proposed Uranium mill, and the other half is opposed.  Energy Fuels, who was granted a special use permit by Montrose County last year hopes to build the mill in west Montrose County in the Paradox Valley. The state doesn’t expect to issue a license before 2011.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 5:57a)

During yesterday’s Montrose Republican Luncheon, Mark Rodgers announced that while he’s not pulling from the race, he will stop campaigning.  Rodgers is running against Don Coram for the House District 58 seat, a seat that is currently held by Scott Tipton. Tipton is running for the 3rd Congressional District.
(Posted 5:57a)

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 allege 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 5:56a)

The Montrose League of Women Voters is hosting a Montrose City Council Candidate Forum Tuesday March 2nd.  The public is welcome to attend the event, starting at 7 o’clock in the City Council Chambers.
Source: PSA   (Posted 5:56a)

President Barack Obama will be in Denver today to show his support for incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet. KJCT posts that Obama’s move to support the incumbent has frustrated primary challenger Andrew Romanoff and other Democrats, who say Obama should stay out of the primary to avoid weakening the party. Governor Bill Ritter appointed Bennet to take the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Ken Salazar, who left to become interior secretary. Bennet was the superintendent of Denver Public Schools at the time. Romanoff is the former Colorado House Speaker and had been considered a candidate for the seat.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 5:55a)