Monday March 22, 2010

Mar 22nd @ 6:00 am in News by Scott Staley

A man whose plans for a 24-townhome development in Fruita were rejected by the city is now suing…the city. The Daily Sentinel says Darwin Wirtz claims he worked with city planners and the Planning Commission to revise the development to meet neighbors’ complaints, and that Fruita City Council rejecting his project was an abuse of their discretion.  The city rejects Wirtz’s claims.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:58a)

A Ouray County man currently serving in Iraq has announced his bid for candidacy for Ouray County Sheriff. According to The Watch, Steve Albritton will be on leave in the end of April and intends on holding several Meet & Greets then, but is an International Police Advisor with the Marine Corps in Iraq until July.  Albritton, husband of Ouray County Commissioner Heidi, served nearly 10 years with the Colorado State Patrol, and believes that the sheriff’s office is a facilitator and resource for the County.  He’s running as an Independent candidate against current Sheriff, Dominic “Junior” Mattivi.
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(Steve Albritton. Photo courtesy of The Watch)
Source: The Watch (Posted 5:57a)

Governor Bill Ritter plans to sign a bill today requiring Colorado utilities to use more renewable energy, including smaller-scale solar projects. KJCT writes that utilities must now get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2020. The bill would increase that to 30 percent over the same time, a standard just below California’s 33 percent requirement.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 5:56a)

A Democrat state lawmaker wants veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder to be able to use medical marijuana. KJCT says Representative Sal Pace of Pueblo says he’ll try to amend proposed medical marijuana regulations today to allow the practice. The amendment would require people to get a recommendation from a psychiatrist before they would be allowed to qualify for medical marijuana.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 5:55a)