NEWS: Monday March 29, 2010

Mar 29th @ 5:52 am in News by Scott Staley

The Montrose Truck Stop is closing Thursday and the Montrose Family Restaurant located inside will remain closed indefinitely.  Owners Linda Lake and Jerry Wilson tell the Daily Press that they have no choice in the matter as Western Petroleum and its partner, Rocky Mountain C Stores take over.  The name of the new facility will be “Montrose Travel Center” and will undergo some remodeling. The restaurant located on North Townsend Avenue has operated for more than 20 years. The new company is asking current convenience store employees to reapply, but about a dozen truckstop workers will be unemployed…adding to Montrose’s unemployment numbers which rose to 10.8% last month, compared to 10.2% in January.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 5:51a)

Yesterday was the last day of the season at Powerhorn ski resort. NBC 11 News writes that the resort had about 270 inches of snow this year, 100 more than last year.  The resort says that because of the snow, they experienced and increase of 10% in visitors this year over last year. Over 1,000 people hit the slopes yesterday.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:51a)

A bill that aims to protect affordable housing plans is running into opposition at the state Capitol. The Denver Post says it clarifies that deals between governments and developers to set aside land for affordable housing are legal. It calls for such deals to remain in place even if the property is sold. The measure could be debated in the full Senate this week.
Source: Denver Post (Posted 5:49a)

The Olathe Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Candidate Forum at the Olathe Town Hall at 7:00pm tonight. This forum will be the public’s opportunity to meet each of the candidates vying for Mayor or one of three Board of Trustee openings. Those candidates invited to participate include Mayoral candidates – Tom Lovato, Rob Smith and Linda Steele and the Trustee candidates – Tim Barrientos, Wayne Blair, Lou Cooper, and Kimberly McMillion. The Candidate Forum will broadcast live on the Town of Olathe’s Public Access Channel 5.
Source: PSA   (Posted 5:45a)