NEWS: Wednesday March 17, 2010

Mar 17th @ 6:00 am in News by Scott Staley

Rebellious Colorado voters have rejected insiders as Democrats and Republicans begin choosing candidates for top races this fall. The Denver Post says Democratic Senator Michael Bennet lost precinct straw polls to former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff. On the Republican side for Senate, former Lt. Governor Jane Norton is locked in a tight race with Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck and former state senator Tom Wiens.
Source: Denver Post (Posted 5:59a)

Just before 1:00am Tuesday morning, Delta Police and Fire personnel responded to 268 Highway 92 on a report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival they observed a Ford Cargo Truck fully engulfed in flames. Police and Fire Department personnel were able to contain and extinguish the fire. The flames did not spread to the building and no injuries were reported. At approximately 2:34am police and fire personnel responded to 240 Meeker Street (the Windsor Apartments) regarding several vehicles on fire. Upon arrival it was discovered that six privately owned passenger vehicles were on fire. For safety reasons, residents of the apartment complex were alerted and asked to evacuate. Fire department personnel were immediately able to contain and extinguish the fires. The apartment buildings did not catch fire and no injuries were reported. These fires are under investigation by the Delta Police Department.
Source: Press Release (Posted 5:53a)

The town of Cedaredge is looking at the possibility of two ordinances regarding electric vehicles on city streets. According to the Mountain Valley News, some feel the east side of town, near the golf course is favored, but the town says there’s nothing stopping the west side of town utilizing golf carts, just because they’re not near the course.  State law prohibits off road electric vehicles crossing state highways. With two ordinances, the usage of ATV’s as well as golf carts can be addressed. The town will discuss this during tomorrow’s Board of Trustees meeting.
Source: Mountain Valley News (Posted 5:53a)

Colorado’s Secretary of State, Bernie Buescher will be in Montrose today to talk with county officials about challenges the county faces, as well as talk about online voter registration capabilities.  He will visit county clerk and recorder offices throughout the state the remainder of this month. Buescher will be in Montrose at the County Administration building this morning from 10-10:30am.
Source: PSA   (Posted 5:52a)