NEWS: Tues. March 30, 2010

Mar 30th @ 5:11 pm in News by Scott Staley

In a nod to downtown customers, Montrose Farmer’s Market has decided to open a Wednesday market at Main Street and Uncompahgre Avenue this summer. The Montrose Press says that according to market director Frances Baer this move is an effort to serve the downtown area and keep customers happy.  In the past the Farmer’s market was held on South Cascade on Saturdays.  Right now the market board is seeking a new site for a future home for the Farmer’s Market…
Source: Montrose  Press (Posted 5:02p by Jim Kapp)

An elderly woman was in serious condition with burns and smoke inhalation and two others were taken to the hospital late Monday night after a fire destroyed their home in Grand Junction. Another woman was taken to the hospital and later released and a man was transported to the hospital suffering from respiratory burns and smoke inhalation.  The Daily Sentinel reports that firefighters from both Grand Junction and the Lower Valley Fire Protection District were on the scene just after 11pm.  The names of the three were not released and an update of their conditions is not available at this time.  It took the firefighters until 1am to bring the blaze under control.  The two story home is considered a total loss….
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:03p by Jim Kapp)

Lawyers for Paige Birgfeld’s estate were in a Mesa County Courtroom on Monday. Birgfeld’s father, Frank, explains that the hearing was more of a formality to allocate money from Paige’s estate to her children. Paige Birgfeld has been missing for some time and according to KREX her father, who is the head of the state, wants to give his grandchildren a monthly stipend.  Monday’s hearing was determine how much will allocated.  The meeting was closed to the public and Frank Birgfeld himself is not clear what came out of Monday’s proceedings…..
Source: KREX (Posted 5:05p by Jim Kapp)

In a related story The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office says Internet rumors claiming the body of missing Grand Junction mother Paige Birgfeld has been found are false. She had disappeared in the summer of 2007 according to NBC 11 News. Recent internet posts claim her body had been found but Sheriff’s office say the allegations are false. The case is an active and on-going investigation…
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:05p by Jim Kapp)