NEWS: Friday February 19, 2010

Feb 19th @ 1:31 pm in News by Scott Staley

Wrong state. President Barack Obama took some good-natured ribbing from the audience when he misidentified Governor Bill Ritter as the “terrific governor of California.” For the record, Ritter is governor of Colorado. KJCT says Obama’s visit Thursday raised between $650,000 and $700,000 at two events for Senator Michael Bennet. About 2,700 people attended a public event at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 12:30p)

Loaded guns will be allowed in Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and other national parks under a new law that takes effect Monday. The Daily Sentinel writes that the law lets licensed gun owners bring firearms into national parks and wildlife refuges as long as they are allowed by state law. The new gun rules come over the objections of gun-control advocates who fear it will lead to increased violence in national parks. They were part of a bill that set new rules for the credit card industry. A spokesman for the National Park Service says guns will be allowed in all but about 20 of 392 park service locations. Guns will not be allowed in visitor centers or rangers’ offices, because firearms are banned in federal buildings.
Source: Daily Sentinel/AP (Posted 12:08p)

While the Delta City Council has privately chosen the candidate they wish to fulfill the City Manager position, no contract has been signed, therefore a public announcement hasn’t been made. The council members hope to have an official announcement on their new City Manager next week. Six candidates were in running for the position.
(Posted 12:00p)