NEWS: Wednesday May 12, 2010

May 12th @ 7:13 am in News by Scott Staley

The Delta County School Board made their final selection Monday to fill the vacancy on the school board. Five people from the Paonia and Crawford area applied for the position, made vacant by Chad Campbell, and were interviewed during a special meeting last Thursday.  The school board selected Holly Sweetwood to fill the vacancy.
Source: Mountain Valley News contributed to this story   (Posted 8:11a)

The Montrose Lady Indians faced a tough defeat last night, knocking them out for a chance at a soccer title this year.  Wheat Ridge, a team with one loss this season, beat Montrose, the number 29 seeded team, 9-nothing in Lakewood last night, the opening round of the state playoffs.  The girls end their season 8-8.
(Posted 8:11a)

With Phish coming to Telluride this summer the Telluride Town Marshal was hoping to get an ordinance passed that would prohibit ticket scalpers. In an article by the Daily Planet, Telluride Town Council voted 4-3 against the proposal. During the Bluegrass Festival in 2008, undercover agents paid $160 over the regular price for a concert ticket on the side of the street. The Marshal’s Office wanted to prevent that from happening. Phish is expected to bring in 5,000 extra people than normal.
Source: Daily Planet (Posted 6:54a)

The volunteer firefighter with the Lower Valley Fire Protection District explained her comment last night that was featured in an NBC 11 News story last month. Apparently in a news story regarding internal issues at the department, on TV, volunteer Stacy Evans said more and more volunteers are turning their pagers off after feeling like they’re not appreciated by the board and paid staff. Her explanation at last night’s Lower Valley Fire Protection District Board meeting was that volunteers are scheduled on certain shifts but normally respond to any call they can. Now they only respond when on the schedule. Evans concluded by reassuring residents that nobody’s being put in jeopardy and that all calls are being responded to.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 6:54a)

Last night the Montrose County RE-1J School Board recognized their local FFA chapters on year end awards and a team of four students who won the first ever FFA Championship in Olathe High School history this year in Livestock.  The team will compete this summer in the National FFA competition in Indianapolis. To raise money for traveling, the team is hosting a formal dinner May 24th at the Damiano’s On Main Restaurant. Tickets are available now by calling Erin at 240-6441.
(Posted 6:53a)

A Montrose High School golfer has advanced to the state tournament. The Daily Press says that Kala Keltz qualified for State’s yesterday after shooting an 88 during the Western Slope 4A Regional Tournament. Two players, Keltz and teammate Codi Borner were recently selected to the Southwestern League All-Conference Team. As a team, the Lady Indians placed third in yesterday’s tournament.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 6:53a)