NEWS: Tuesday March 9, 2010

Mar 9th @ 6:47 am in News by Scott Staley

A handful of people lost power yesterday evening after a car struck a telephone pole on Ash Mesa Road. DMEA says 93 customers were without power for just over an hour after a car accident at 4:30 yesterday.
Source: DMEA   (Posted 5:46a)

CDOT crews worked until dark yesterday to clear rocks from a slide in Glenwood Canyon. I-70 remains closed. Work will continue at daybreak today where rock scaling crews will determine the best way to mitigate the rocks. Crews continue to work fast to clear debris. As a result of this rockslide, Governor Ritter declared this section of I-70 a disaster emergency. This will allow the state to seek  funding from the Federal Highway Administration to help pay for repairs.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 5:46a)

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. Grand Junction firefighters were called to a home on N. Sparn Ct. yesterday after a 9-year-old boy was stuck in the mud—waist deep.  NBC 11 News reports that the more the boy tried to free himself, the more he sunk. He was safely rescued and wasn’t injured, just cold and muddy. Firefighters were able to hose him off.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:45a)

General Motors and Chrysler are dropping their fight against a bill aimed at helping Colorado auto dealers whose businesses were dropped by the struggling automakers. KJCT says they changed their stance after winning some concessions backed by the Colorado Senate. The bill would require that manufacturers reimburse dealers for money spent upgrading their dealerships. Dropped dealers would also get a right of first refusal if manufacturers later award their franchise to another nearby business.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 5:43a)