NEWS: Friday April 16, 2010

Apr 16th @ 8:53 am in News by Scott Staley

A Grand Junction family is looking for 40-year-old Sean Houck who was last seen yesterday morning. Houck is Caucasian, 5’7”, 150lbs, bald with hazel eyes. It’s believed he may have left his residence on 32 Road on foot. A report this morning from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office says that he was believed to be in Montrose last night. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black stocking cap, and a grey jacket.
Sean Houck photo
Meanwhile in Montrose, Crist Stringfellow remains missing. He never reported to work on Monday and was seen by a neighbor leaving in his gold Toyota Rav-4, license plate number 310-NWK, with his dog, a Beagle-Basset Hound mix named Buddy. The 50-year-old is described as Caucasian, 5’10”, 185lbs, brown hair, and hazel eyes.
And in Greeley, the family of missing 12-year-old Kayleah Wilson is desperate for her return.  She’s been missing since March 28th  after leaving her house to walk to a friend’s house.
kayleah wilson--greeley tribune
The Delta Police Department continues to search for a missing person as well. Joysain (also known as Jessie) Patel is in her early 40’s and is described as Indian Hindu, 5’9, 120-140, black hair, and brown eyes. Patel was last seen Sunday March 21, 2010 in Delta wearing a white t-shirt, black dress slacks, black jacket, and white tennis shoes.  At this time police don’t suspect foul play but are checking on her well-being. There is a possibility she may have returned to India, or she is in California or Chicago.
Jessie Patel
If you know the whereabouts of Grand Junction resident Sean Houck, Montrose resident Crist Stringfellow, Greeley resident Kayleah Wilson, or Delta resident Joysain “Jessie” Patel call 911 immediately.
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(Posted 8:53a)

You voted and the changes took place during last night’s Montrose City Council meeting. Former Mayor Jose Abeyta, and Council Members Ed Uliberri and Erica Lewis Kennedy stepped down from their seats and Carol McDermott, Bill Patterson, and new Mayor Pro-Tem Thomas Smits were sworn in. In a three-two vote, Kathy Ellis was elected as the new Mayor; she will remain Mayor of Montrose until next April where the board will select a new Mayor among themselves.
2010 city council
(L to R: Mayor Pro-tem Thomas Smits, Bill Patterson, Mayor Kathy Ellis, Gail Marvel, and Carol McDermott. Photo by Janine Mayfield)
(Posted 8:51a)

Governor Ritter will be in Grand Junction late this afternoon. His first stop will be at Hilltop, visiting the center’s early childhood program, and then he makes his way over to the Mesa county Workforce Center to discuss implantation of national reform in Colorado.  Ritter will finish his Grand Junction stop at the Mesa County Democrat’s Annual Spring Fling Dinner tonight at Two Rivers Convention Center.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 8:49a)

Storms moving into Colorado are expected to dump up to a foot of snow in the southwest mountains and unleash heavy rains that could cause flash floods in the south-central part of the state. The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood warning starting Friday evening that includes Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs. And heavy snow is predicted starting late Friday afternoon for the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. A foot or more of snow could fall at the higher elevations.
Source: National Weather Service (Posted 8:48a)