NEWS: Wed. April 28, 2010

Apr 28th @ 4:30 pm in News by Scott Staley

High winds have hit just about all of the Western Slope this afternoon.  And in some cases the winds have become quite inconvenient.  The Daily Sentinel reports that some Grand Junction residential and commercial trash customers won’t have their trash picked up until Thursday, as high winds forced the closure of the Mesa County Landfill this morning.  The city’s recycling service was also forced to close because of the wind but should reopen tomorrow.  Much of the western slope has been under a High wind warning which remains in effect until 9pm tonight.  Then look for a drastic drop in temperatures tomorrow and Friday….
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:05p by Jim Kapp)

The Colorado Senate has endorsed adding a “zipper” lane on Interstate 70 to ease weekend traffic. The Daily Sentinel reports Senators unanimously passed a bill today that’s aimed at prodding the Colorado Department of Transportation to move ahead with the idea. CDOT is already studying whether it’s feasible to use moveable concrete barriers to temporarily add an extra eastbound lane, known as the “zipper lane”….
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 4:25p by Jim Kapp)

Dozens of people gathered in Clifton last night for a candlelight vigil to honor Buddy the dog, who was dragged to death on the Colorado National Monument this winter. According to KJCT the Lebers, who owned Buddy, hope that last night’s vigil will help people remember not just Buddy, but other animals who are victims of neglect and cruelty….
Source: KJCT (Posted 4:26p by Jim Kapp)