NEWS: Monday May 24, 2010

May 24th @ 7:51 am in News by Scott Staley

Bicyclists are flocking to Colorado National Monument but officials worry that so many of them are touring the western Colorado landmark that they’re in danger. Monument officials tell the Daily Sentinel that cyclists are up 31% since 2008. Car traffic is up, too. The Monument will review traffic patterns to consider changes to make people safer.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 10:40a)

The Fruita man suspected of killing his roommate has his bond set at a half-million dollars yesterday. According to the Daily Sentinel, Wayne Gert claims he killed Henry Trisler Jr. in self-defense.  Gert was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and booked into jail early Saturday.  Trisler died of a gunshot wound to the head.  Gert is set to appear in court this Friday.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 7:51a)

Hundreds of Republicans gathered this weekend in Loveland to see a shocking upset as Dan Maes edged former US Representative Scott McInnis at the Colorado Republican Assembly.  According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, both qualified for the August 10th Primary because they got support from more than 30% of the delegates.  The winner of the Republican Primary will face Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. Weld County DA Ken Buck won 76% of the GOP assembly delegates keeping three lesser-known assembly candidates off the ballot for a US Senate seat. JJ Ament won 79% of the delegates keeping Ali Hasan off the ballot for state treasurer.
Source: The Coloradoan (Posted 7:49a)

Governor Ritter is attending the 2010 American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Dallas today to promote Colorado’s New Energy Economy. The conference, expected to attract more than 23,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors over four days, will bring together wind industry leaders from around the world to showcase energy, economic and environmental opportunities.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 7:49a)