NEWS: Friday February 19, 2010

Feb 19th @ 7:52 am in News by Scott Staley

Fort Lewis College is celebrating the official opening of its new biology and agriculture wing. The $17 million building was being dedicated Friday. With more than 33,000 square feet, it is almost three times larger than the old wing it is replacing. The state set aside money for the new wing in 2000, but an economic downturn put the project on hold. Then in late 2008, a freeze on capital spending threatened to halt the project again, but the governor’s office later announced funding would be made available. The school says biology is one of its most popular degrees.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 7:49a)

There will be an election regarding the Montrose Downtown Development Authority on April 6th. This is a special election where only specific people will vote.  Learn more at The ordinance to put this on the ballot was passed during last night’s city council meeting. Also during last night’s meeting, another unanimous vote took place during last night’s meeting, this one to approve the agreement for the Montrose ACT services with the Montrose Tourism/Promotional Program and Retail Sales Enhancement Program. The Montrose ACT is the new committee that was formed after a restructuring of the Chamber, MAMA, and VCB.
(Posted 7:42a)

The first Western Slope Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition office is opening today, and it’s opening in Montrose. According to the Daily Sentinel, the group’s Western Slope coordinator, Karen Sherman Perez says the point of the coalition is to show that immigrants, legal or not, should be treated fairly and with dignity, and that the point of the Western Slope office is to break down some barriers that this side of the state may have regarding immigration. The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition began in 2002.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 6:51a)

Norwood will be holding a regular election April 6th to elect a new town mayor and three trustees. The Telluride Watch reports that the mayor and two trustees positions are four-year terms, and the other open trustee spot is a two-year term. Petitions for the town of Norwood Board of Trustees are due by March 5th.
Source: Telluride Watch (Posted 6:51a)