NEWS: Thursday May 13, 2010

May 13th @ 6:37 am in News by Scott Staley

A member of the Colorado Wildlife Commission will hold a public meeting in Hotchkiss, 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 25 at Memorial Hall, 175 N. 1st Street. Mark Smith, who has been a commissioner for more than a year, will provide updates on regional and state wildlife issues and hear input from the public on any issues concerning wildlife, hunting and fishing at the meeting.  Smith is a ranch manager in the San Luis Valley and has been active in wildlife issues in Colorado for many years.

The Colorado Wildlife Commission is a volunteer board that sets regulations and policies for the DOW. There are nine wildlife commissioners who represent five different districts in Colorado. They are appointed from each of the following groups: livestock producers; agricultural or produce growers; sportsmen or outfitters; wildlife organizations; and boards of county commissioners. The remaining three commissioners are appointed from the public at large.  For more information, call the DOW office in Gunnison at (970)641-7060.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 11:02a)

National Police week wraps up Saturday and today all fallen officers nationwide will be honored in Washington DC, including Montrose’s own, Sgt. David Kinterknecht.  KJCT writes that Kinterknecht’s name will be engraved on the National Law Enforcement Memorial.  He was shot to death after responding to a domestic violence call last summer. Two other Montrose Police Officers were wounded. There will be a vigil for all the nation’s fallen officers in DC tonight and a similar ceremony in Grand Junction at 7:30 tonight at the Old Courthouse building downtown.
Source: KJCT (Posted 6:35a)

The Town of Crawford approved taking $5,000 out of their general fund to go towards a renovation at their Town Hall. According to the Delta County Independent, the town is applying for a grant from DOLA and will also split the cost with the Friends of Crawford Town Hall. The town intends on advertising for bids for an architect and contractor in the near future.
Source: Delta County Independent (Posted 6:36a)