NEWS: Thur. Mar 11, 2010

Mar 11th @ 4:01 pm in News by Scott Staley

Both Gunnison and Crested Butte schools were trying to unify their schedules  but came up against complaints within the community, primarily over when spring break should be. According to the Gunnison Country Times, RE1J officials decided to opt for the more traditional calendars for the next couple of years.  They came upon that decision during the Board of Education’s last meeting on Monday March 8th.  Gunnison schools are going back to a March spring break in order to realign with Western State College (WSC).
Source: Gunnison Country Times (Posted 5:28p by Jim Kapp)

A drop in snowfall during January and early February resulted in fewer skier visits statewide, according to a ski industry trade group. The Daily Sentinel reports that Colorado Ski country USA announced that skier visits at its 22 member ski resorts declined four percent from Jan. 1 to the end of February this year as compared to the same period last winter. Skier visits overall are down 2 percent for the season….
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:31p by Jim Kapp)

CDOT crews have opened I-70 through Glenwood Canyon in both directions. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction and will remain like this until long-term repairs can be completed in the coming weeks/months.  The speed limit has been reduced to 40 MPH and load over 14-feet wide are restricted from traveling through the work area.
Source: Press Release  (Posted 4:25p by Jim Kapp)

A Utah man walked into a Walmart, stole a crowbar then proceeded to break a display case and took off with ipods and various Nintendo game systems. According to KJCT, following the theft the man took off in stolen vehicle.  The police say he’s still on the loose and is described as a white male in his 20’s with spikey brown hair….
Source: KJCT (Posted 4:26p by Jim Kapp)

Congratulations to our 4 area schools who have advanced in the state basketball tournament. Paonia, Ouray, Ridway, and Olathe all won their games and will advance to the winners brackets and play tomorrow.  Ouray will play at 5:30 on 103.7 The Blast.  Ridgway will also be on the Blast at 8:30pm.  Paonia can be heard on 94kix at 7pm tomorrow and catch the Olathe girls game at 7pm on kubc….(Posted 4:27p by Jim Kapp)

A search warrant executed on Tuesday authorized the seizure of records for more than 300 medical marijuana card holders after police went to investigate a peculiar odor coming from a building near the offices of the U.S. Census Bureau. The Daily Sentinel states that the warrant allowed Western Colorado Drug Task Force officers to seize records in order to verify who the current primary caregiver is for the approximately 308 patient files found inside a large marijuana grow at 573 W. Crete Circle……
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 4:02p by Jim Kapp)