NEWS: Friday April 23, 2010

Apr 23rd @ 7:15 am in News by Scott Staley

Applications are now being taken for the Speech-Language Therapy program at Montrose Memorial Hospital. This summer program is offered for children who are currently in speech-language therapy in school or are in need of speech-language intervention for the summer months.  The program is a small group course and children will be grouped according to developmental age and area of therapy emphasis.  The program offers weekly therapy sessions from June 1 to August 20. Families who have no medical insurance may apply for scholarships provided by the Masonic Scottish Rite Foundation. Please call the Regional Rehabilitation Department at 240-7369 for information and a registration packet. Applications must be received by May 17th.
Source: PSA   (Posted 9:29a)

If everything goes according to schedule, Gunnison County Captain Michelle Zadra will appear in court Wednesday after she declined a plea offer from the prosecution which would have allowed her to escape jail time for pleading guilty to a lesser crime.  Zadra is accused of first-degree perjury and other charges after allegedly listening to former inmate Joseph Stromayer’s telephone calls and then lying about it. Former Sergeant Melissa Rogers also faces the same charges. Zadra is currently on unpaid administrative leave.
Source: Gunnison Country Times contributed to this story   (Posted 7:15a)

The last time Montrose County passed a Master Plan was in 2002, but applause followed after the County Planning Commission unanimously approved the amendable plan yesterday. According to the Daily Press, the Master Plan – a guiding document for growth – was split into four areas: Montrose region, Olathe region, the West End, and Maher because growth isn’t expected the same in all those areas. The Master Plan does not affect existing land use, and zoning changes will still require the approval of the county commission.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 7:15a)

In a 4-2 vote, Telluride Town Council approved a three-year extension for the vested property rights on the Clark’s Market addition project. In an article by The Watch, the addition will add three stories into the grocery store’s parking lot including an expansion on the store itself, employee housing, and free-market condos. The extension was needed because right now the economy isn’t letting the addition happen, but owner Tom Clark promises his commitment to the project.
Source: The Watch (Posted 7:14a)

Tomorrow is the 7th Annual Tri-County Resources Run For Shelter 5K Run/Walk, a “Girls on the Run” event in Montrose. The cost to register on race day is $35.  The race begins at 9:00am and starts at Baldridge Park. Hilltop’s Tri-County Resources is a domestic violence and sexual assault program, operating two safehouses in Montrose and Delta Counties. Tri-County Resources provides services focused on empowering and educating individuals who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault in their lives. Girls on the Run is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-esteem and healthy lifestyles through running. Their curricula addresses all aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual well-being.  For more information about the race, call 252-7445.
Source: PSA   (Posted 7:13a)