NEWS: Friday April 2, 2010

Apr 2nd @ 9:06 am in News by Scott Staley

Two people suffered minor injuries in what looked like a rather serious crash in Montrose yesterday. Just after 2:30 a man turned his pickup truck left onto Montrose drive from Townsend in front of another vehicle.  The driver of the car looked down to answer her cell phone and didn’t see the truck. The crash caused severe damage to both vehicles, and both were towed from the scene. The driver of the truck was cited for failing to yield to right of way traffic.
(Posted 10:43a)

Governor Ritter is among state leaders across the country receiving threatening letters from an extremist group. 9News in Denver says the letter was turned over to the FBI. As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don’t leave office within three days they will be removed…the letter doesn’t indicate how.
Source: 9News (Posted 10:42a)

Those in Delta who would like to offer their home for riders from Ride The Rockies, can pick up forms at the Delta Chamber of Commerce. The riders will be in Delta on June 14, leaving the morning of June 15. Stop in at 301 Main Street in Delta, or call 874-8616 for more information.
Source: PSA   (Posted 10:41a)

As of yesterday, Greyhound will be stopping in Telluride and Cortez. In an article by the Daily Planet, the company has added a new route that goes from Durango around to Cortez up to Grand Junction.  The bus stop in Telluride is located at Society Conoco, about three miles outside town. Greyhound said they want to continue adding Colorado communities and think these new stops will really boost their business.
Source: Daily Planet (Posted 9:05a)

A proposal to hire an outside contractor to serve as a watchdog for Colorado’s child welfare system easily passed its first vote in the Senate yesterday. The Denver Post writes that thirty-five children involved in the system have died of abuse and neglect in the last three years. A task force recommended creating independent oversight of the joint state-county system.
Source: Denver Post/AP (Posted 9:05a)