NEWS: Monday March 1, 2010

Mar 1st @ 9:44 am in News by Scott Staley

State Representative Steve King is pushing legislation that would be a win-win for the DMV and Colorado citizens. According to the Daily Sentinel, the Grand Junction Republican says House Bill 1268 would implement two-year vehicle registration as an alternate to having Colorado motorists do it every year. The measure was approved by the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee last month. If approved, the new two-year registration option would go into effect January 1, 2012.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 8:43a)

Gary Ellis, Montrose County Commissioner for District 2, invites the public to join him at the Montrose Library on tomorrow for an announcement. The announcement is slated for 12 o’clock noon.
Source: PSA   (Posted 8:43a)

A new study of 2,200 adults from 35-64 were researched by the University of Southern California. Women had lower blood pressure and better overall blood chemistry than men of the same age… but a new study found the women almost three times more likely to have a stroke. The difference? The women in the study had more abdominal fat than the men. The findings don’t surprise Dr. Bob Djergaian, who helps rehabilitate stroke victims. He is seeing more – and younger – women with heart problems. He believes stress might also be a factor, as many women juggle jobs and caregiving at midlife, and tend to put themselves last. He says economic stresses don’t help, either. The Centers for Disease Control say Colorado is among the ‘leanest’ states in the country… although almost 19 percent of Coloradans are still considered obese. Until that changes, Djergaian predicts the numbers of strokes and heart attacks will continue to climb.
Source: Colorado News Connection   (Posted 8:42a)

Five-time Grammy Award winning country artist Wynonna Judd is coming to the 2010 Sweet Corn Festival. Wynonna first gained fame as part of one of the most successful musical duos of all time, The Judd’s. On top of that amazing feat, she also holds multiple gold, platinum, and multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA in excess of 30 million units sold for albums released throughout her illustrious 25-year career. In addition to her countless musical achievements, Wynonna became a New York Times best-selling author in 2005 with the release of her long-awaited autobiography, Coming Home to Myself, released in conjunction with her live CD and DVD, Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime.

Tickets go on sale for the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival April 1st at 10:00am at the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Office (420 Horton Ave, Olathe), and will be available in May at all area City Market stores. Advance ticket prices are: General Admission Adult-$19, General Admission Senior-$14, Child-$4, Reserved Seating are $50, $60, and $80 (includes festival and concert). For more information call the Festival office at 970-323-6006. This year’s Corn Festival is Saturday August 7, 2010.
Source: Press Release    (Posted 7:55a)