NEWS: Monday April 12, 2010

Apr 12th @ 7:28 am in News by Scott Staley

A Clifton woman is dead after a camping trip last week. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office says that Dannah Foster died from multiple injuries after she was found at the bottom of a cliff Friday morning.  The 23-year-old was camping with her husband and friends of the couple when she wandered away from the campsite.  The cause of her death has yet to be released. The woman’s husband tells NBC 11 News that his wife was recently experiencing panic attacks, was taking anti-depressants, and recently lost her job.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 7:27a)

It was tough splitting his time between being a coach and a professional golfer, and that’s why Troy Youngren has decided to resign his coaching position at Montrose High School.  According to the Daily Press, Youngren coached the high school boy’s basketball team for one year, leading them to a Southwestern League Title this year, before making his decision.  Youngren had taken over as coach last year after longtime coach Dwight Rawlings retired.  The position is expected to be filled as soon as possible.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 7:16a)

This weekend was busy for local politicians as the Democratic and Republican Assemblies were underway. Delegates decided who was going to be on November’s ticket. Incumbent County Commissioner Gary Ellis will grace the ticket with opponent Glen Davis. Sheriff Rick Dunlap’s name will appear on the ticket, as Shawn Cline fell short in number of votes. He can, however, petition to have his name put on the ballot.  The Montrose County Democrats have no runners in the County election, but did select their 20 delegates.
Source: Daily Press contributed to this story   (Posted 7:16a)

A group specializing in searches for missing children is organizing ground searches for a sixth-grader missing since March 28th. The Greeley Tribune says that officials and volunteers with the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children over the weekend searched the Greeley area for 12-year-old Kayleah Wilson. She disappeared while walking about a mile to a friend’s house for birthday party. Searches are to continue today. The center has assisted with searches nationwide, including in 2002 when it organized thousands of volunteers to search for missing Salt Lake City teenager Elizabeth Smart. It was founded by the family of a 12-year-old Houston area girl who went missing in 1997.
Source: Greeley Tribune (Posted 7:15a)