NEWS: Tuesday March 16, 2010

Mar 16th @ 5:48 am in News by Scott Staley

Colorado rafters say they will continue to fight for the right to navigate the state’s whitewater rivers after a Texas development company threatened to shut them down. The Senate Judiciary Committee gave its approval to a bill that would guarantee rafters’ right to continue using Colorado rivers after amending it to include all rafters, not just commercial rafters. The dispute began when landowners who developed a fishing resort on the banks of the Taylor River near Gunnison tried to bar rafters from interfering with fishing.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 5:48a)

There’s not been a Republican in office in San Miguel County since 2006, which is why some think the woman trying to break the party barrier this year has a slim chance of winning.  The Daily Planet says Harley Brooke-Hitching is running for County Clerk.  Brooke-Hitching is running against’ Democrat Rube Felicelli. The seat is vacant since current County Clerk, Peggy Nerlin is retiring.

The Mesa County Habitat for Humanity is breaking ground on a 52 home development today. The land was purchased several years ago from the Hoffman family.  Today’s event is open to the public.  The groundbreaking is at 11:00a on 3043 Road.
Source: PSA   (Posted 5:47a)

This week the National Weather Service is promoting Flood Safety Awareness. National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property. Flooding causes more damage in the U.S. than any other severe weather related event, averaging around 5 billion dollars a year. Visit the NWS website to learn more.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 5:46a)