NEWS: Monday April 19, 2010

Apr 19th @ 5:53 am in News by Scott Staley

In Ridgway this past weekend it was determined who was going to be on the ticket for August’s Primary in two different ballot questions. In the Senate District 6 Assembly, 110 out of 149 possible delegates and alternates were in attendance; Dean Boehler received 73 votes (66.4%) and Ellen Roberts received 37 votes (33.6%), which means both met the 30% minimum vote.  They will both appear on the August 10th Primary Ballot. In the House District 58 Assembly, 91 out of 95 possible delegates and alternates were in attendance; Don Coram received 64 votes (70.3%) and Mark Rodgers received 27 votes (29.7%), which means only Don met the minimum requirement to be automatically designated to the Primary Ballot. Mark has the option to petition onto the Primary Ballot.
Source: Montrose County Republicans   (Posted 5:50a)

Montrose Police responded to the Russell Stover Candies parking lot early Saturday morning after a call came in that someone appeared to be deceased next to a vehicle.  The Daily Press writes that the elderly man’s death is being investigated but doesn’t appear to be from natural causes. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 5:52a)

Colorado is about to require its largest utility to cut emissions at some of its coal-fired power plants to help head off new federal emissions rules. Governor Ritter plans to sign a bill today targeted at Xcel Energy’s power plants along the northern Front Range. Xcel estimates the legislation, House Bill 1365, could cause bills to rise by 4 to 6 percent.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 5:51a)

Montrose County Public Works Department will close Jig Road between 5975 Road and South River Road starting today for approximately three months for road re-construction. The road will be open for local traffic only. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes.  For more information call the Montrose County Public Works Department at 249-5254.
Source: PSA   (Posted 5:51a)

Colorado employers that laid off workers during the recession face hikes in their first-quarter unemployment-insurance taxes. That’s according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Meanwhile, the half that didn’t cut workers are seeing rates stay flat or decline.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 5:50a)