NEWS: Thursday April 15, 2010

Apr 15th @ 6:02 am in News by Scott Staley

The actual number of students suspended from Central High School for fighting is lower than originally reported. KREX reports that only seven students were suspended for fighting on school grounds last week as opposed to the twenty that was reported yesterday.  School District 51 denies any claims that there is a “fight club” at the high school.  Reports yesterday insinuated that there were consensual fights every day last week. Three students were injured. On top of facing punishment from the school, those fighting could also face criminal charges.
Source: KREX (Posted 6:01a)

Only one person remains in the race against incumbent Gunnison County Commissioner Jim Starr. According to the Gunnison Country Times, Crested Butte resident Mark Ewing decided to bow out after last week’s loss at the GOP County Assembly.  Ewing could have petitioned to be on the August Primary ballot, but decided against it. Phil Chamberland remains on the ticket, facing Starr who is up for his fourth term.
Source: Gunnison Country Times (Posted 5:59a)

CDOT will be switching eastbound traffic approaching the Glenwood Canyon rockfall work zone today at 1 o’clock. At mile marker 125-about a half mile from the current work zone, eastbound traffic will be switched to the left lane to allow crews to make bridge deck repairs in the right lane. Just after midnight on March 8, a large rockslide hit I-70 in Glenwood Canyon near mile marker 125, just west of Hanging Lake Tunnel. I-70 was closed in both directions to all traffic between Glenwood Springs (mm 116) and Dotsero (mm 133). The interstate reopened to a single lane of traffic in each direction on the afternoon of March 11.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 5:59a)

Montrose County RE-1J kindergarten registration for next year is being held today 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 5:58a)

A 27-year-old Denver-area man snowboarding at the Breckenridge ski area has been found dead with a fractured neck. According to KJCT, the Summit County coroner’s office says the man was found among some trees yesterday afternoon when ski patrol members were doing a final check of the slopes.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 5:57a)