NEWS: Wednesday April 14, 2010

Apr 14th @ 12:18 pm in News by Scott Staley

Montrose County RE-1J kindergarten registration for next year is being held tomorrow (Thursday April 15) from 8a-4p at the school where your child(ren) would attend. Parents NEED to bring an official record of birth (certificate, hospital record, or baptismal record) and immunization records. Questions? Call: 249-7726.
Source: PSA   (Posted 12:25p)

The Gunnison County Board of Commissioners will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm, at the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center. This will be an opportunity for the public and the Board of County Commissioners to share information regarding the new jail facility and its design. This meeting will be open to the public. For further information, contact Gunnison County Administration at (970) 641-0248.
Source: PSA   (POsted 12:18p)

Michelle Zadra, a captain with the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to appear in court at 2:00pm today. Zadra is among a group of jailers who allegedly engaged in unruly behavior at the jail over the past two years. She is facing charges of suspicion of first-degree perjury, conspiracy to commit perjury, first-degree official misconduct, and false reporting to authorities. Zadra is on unpaid leave with the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office.
Click HERE to read previous posts on this case.
(Posted 12:15p)

Montrose County planning commission hopes to adopt an updated version of the Master Plan next week. The Daily Press says that the plan, more than three years in the making, can be heard by the public April 22 before the board votes on it. The Master Plan is a guiding document used to manage growth and resources within Montrose County.
Click HERE to read a draft proposal of the Master Plan.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 12:16p)

Mount Sneffels Mining Company has decided to eliminate four drilling pad sites from their plans which should allow them to move forward in exploring.  The Watch says the company was going to need special use permit since their original amount of acreage they wanted to drill exceeded more than one acre of land. The mining company is planning to explore gold and silver on 145 acres of patented mining claims and another 550 acres of unpatented holdings in high alpine areas. The total disturbance area is now down to .88 acres.
Source: The Watch (Posted 12:16p)

Despite warnings, over 2,500 people were hit with seat belt tickets during a special nighttime Click It or Ticket enforcement, April 1-7. The goal of this enforcement period was to save lives, particularly at night.  Last year in Colorado, 148 drivers and passengers were killed in crashes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6a.m.  Of that number, 66% were not wearing seat belts, compared to 47% of victims not buckled up during the day.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 12:17p)