NEWS: Thursday April 29, 2010

Apr 29th @ 6:55 am in News by Scott Staley

The details surrounding a lockdown at Fruita Middle School remain vague, however a criminal investigation is now underway.  According to the Daily Sentinel, police say a boy was out of control during the lunch hour, causing the school to be locked down for about 20 minutes. The school was then put into shelter-in-place for about another 20 minutes. Officers left with the boy around 12:30p yesterday. He was taken to the police department where he was released to his mother. Police say there was no threat to other students or staff.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 6:55a)

A third suspect in a drive-by shooting in Olathe is finally in Montrose County Jail after being arrested in February. The Daily Press writes that Jose Cerillo-Gonzalez was detained in Mexico and it’s taken until this week to extradite him to Colorado. The 22-year-old is the suspected getaway driver in the April 2009 shooting in Olathe, targeted at a car driven by Julio Cano, who escaped with no injuries. The other two men involved in the shootings, Jose Gonzalez-Morales, and Victor Perez are both serving six-year prison terms for assault and menacing. Cerillo-Gonzalez is due in court this morning.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 6:55a)

Despite what you may have heard, the art of compromise is still alive in Washington, D.C. – that’s according to supporters of a bill currently moving through the Senate that would designate new wilderness and other protected areas in southwestern Colorado. The San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act would bring new protections to over 50-thousand acres of high country in San Miguel, Ouray and San Juan counties. Hilary White with the Sheep Mountain Alliance says many diverse groups and interests worked together from the start to come up with a protection plan everyone could live with.  White says they removed trail systems currently used for motorized or mountain bike travel from the proposal, and also worked with existing landowners, and came to an agreement with a heli-ski operation among other compromises to reduce opposition to the plan. The bill was heard by a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Colorado News Connection   (Posted 6:54a)

Planet Motorsports in Montrose is helping give local Veterans a classy send-off to the Grand Junction Regional Airport while being escorted by the Army National Guard next week.  The veterans are partaking in an Honor Flight, where they will be flown to our nation’s capital to visit the World War II Memorial. The public is invited to send these World War II Veterans off in the Planet Motorsports limo at Planet Motorsports at 3:00pm Monday May 3rd.
Source: PSA   (Posted 6:54a)