NEWS: Tuesday March 2, 2010

Mar 2nd @ 7:51 am in News by Scott Staley

One eastbound lane on I-70 is closed after an early morning rockslide in DeBeque Canyon. NBC 11 News reports the rockslide was at milemarker 56. Both westbound lanes remain open. Drive with caution in this area.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 6:50a)

The Ouray County Coroner’s office is working to determine the identity of a man found in the snow Saturday near Dave Wood and Bible Camp Roads.  The Daily Press writes that the man appears to be in his 50’s and was dressed for conditions, lacked identification.  The body was found Saturday lying in the snow, by a property owner.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 6:50a)

Announcement today. Gary Ellis, Montrose County Commissioner for District 2, invites the public to join him at the Montrose Library today for an announcement. The announcement is slated for 12 o’clock noon.
(Posted 6:49a)

Colorado State Patrol netted another meth bust in less than a week. KJCT says a State Trooper stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on I-70 in Mesa County late Sunday morning when more than 14lbs of methamphetamine was seized from a false compartment in the dashboard. The two occupants from California were arrested. This bust comes not even seven days after 3lbs of meth was found after another traffic stop just 5 miles away.
Source: KJCT (Posted 6:49a)

A Montrose woman and more than 200 other surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots are being honored in Washington DC next week.  According to the Daily Press, Peggy McCaffrey was one of 1,102 civilian female pilots during World War II. The women are each receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award Congress can give to a civilian. The WASP wasn’t granted military status until 1977. McCaffrey flew military aircraft under the direction of the U.S. Army Air Forces, the predecessor to the United States Air Force. In July 2009, President Barack Obama signed the WASP Congressional Gold Medal into law.
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(Photo of Margaret “Peggy” (Moynihan) McCaffrey courtesy of Daily Press)
Source: Daily Press (Posted 6:47a)