NEWS: Tuesday February 23, 2010

Feb 23rd @ 11:39 am in News by Scott Staley

A man who was accused in taking part of a drive-by shooting in Olathe last spring pleaded guilty yesterday. The Daily Press says Jose Gonzalez-Morales will spend the next eight years in prison, six years for assault, and two for menacing. The two occupants of the car were not struck by bullets and suffered only minor injuries in what the judge called a direct result of the drug trade.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 10:38a)

Last night the town of Olathe passed a temporary ordinance that will reduce trash pickup for the next 6 months to once a week.  The town is on a temporary basis with this ordinance to see if this move will save them money.  The change could take place starting the end of March. After the six month trial period, the town will review the ordinance to determine if they should continue with a once a week pickup or go back to the original pickup schedule.
(Posted 10:37a)

Gunnison County continues to work with Crested Butte in attempts to construct a park and ride in town. Crested Butte News reports that last week, in a 2-1 vote, Gunnison County Commissioners voted to grant the RTA access to $30,000 that had been set aside in the County budget for use in the pursuit of a park and ride at the intersection of Cement Creek Road and Highway 135.  RTA can use the money anyway they want, but the goal is to get matching funds from the federal government.  An appraisal is slated soon on the 3-acre section of a 91-acre piece of property where RTA hopes to construct the park and ride. So far RTA has spent about $25,000 on this proposal.
Source: Crested Butte News (Posted 10:34a)

A special benefit spaghetti dinner entitled “A Celebration of Life” will be held for Angelita “Lita” Montano at the Turn of the Century located on North 4th St. in Montrose this Saturday 1:00p to 6:00p.  Angelita was a victim of domestic violence and the money raised during this event will help the family pay for funeral expenses.  The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 years old and free for those 4 and under.  For more details contact Darlene Mora at 596-0064.
Source: PSA   (Posted 10:34a)