NEWS: Tuesday March 9, 2010

Mar 9th @ 9:48 am in News by Scott Staley

I-70 remains closed.
GlenwoodRockSlide6Crews have begun their hike up the hillside in Glenwood Canyon and will begin rock scaling by around 10:00 A.M. They will start scaling above the unstable rock and work towards it with the goal of prying it loose and/or gaining a better understanding of its stability. The rock is approximately 20 feet in diameter.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 9:03a)

The Tri-County Independence Caucus/9-12 Project is hosting a forum 7:00p tonight at the Montrose Board of Realtors (125 Merchant Drive). This forum will be for Montrose City Council At-Large candidates, Pat Tracey, Ray Rose, and Bill Patterson and also the Sheriff candidates, Rick Dunlap and Shawn Cline. The public is encouraged to attend and bring questions for the candidates.
Source: PSA   (Posted 9:00a)

While an Aspen attorney drove through Glenwood Canyon an hour and a half before the rockslide Sunday night, he couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief…actually he does that almost every time he drives through there.  Art Daily tells the Daily Sentinel that while he clearly made it through the canyon this time, he didn’t in 1995.  He was driving home from one of his son’s hockey games then, with his wife and kids in the car when a boulder crashed into them, killing all but him. He’s since remarried and has two more sons, and recently co-authored “Out of the Canyon” with his wife, a story about cosign with loss and moving on with life. He says he appreciates all that highway officials do to protect those on the roads from falling rock, but that complete protection isn’t possible. He said he’s just glad this time, no one was hurt from Sunday’s rockslides.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 8:47a)

Garfield County Regional Airport is scheduled to close to airplane traffic for about seven months for improvement projects, including a realignment of the runway. Airport officials say the only landings will be helicopters that don’t need a runway. KJCT says The airport will undergo federally funded improvements, including new runway lighting, new parking spaces for planes and equipment.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 8:46a)

The Montrose Meteors Special Olympics basketball team earned a Silver Medal at the Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament in Denver last weekend.  The team coached by Sandi Mike narrowly missed the gold by a 3-point game, 23-20.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 8:46a)