NEWS: Monday May 24, 2010

May 24th @ 11:09 am in News by Scott Staley

A public memorial is planned Tuesday for a 12-year-old girl whose decomposed body was recovered last week, seven weeks after she was reported missing. The Greeley Tribune says Kayleah Wilson’s memorial will be at 2 o’clock at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Greeley. No arrests have been made in direct relation with this case.
kayleah wilson--greeley tribune
Source: Greeley Tribune (Posted 11:57a)

Republican Tom Wiens is dropping out of Colorado’s Senate primary. The former state senator is backing Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck over former Lt. Governor Jane Norton. Buck was the only major Republican candidate to take part in the state GOP assembly last weekend. He cruised to victory and will get top placement on GOP primary ballots August 10th.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 11:49a)

A change in the weather near Norwood could help firefighters get a handle on a 3,200-acre wildfire that started over the weekend. Rain and snow fell on the fire last night. Officials say colder temperatures and the wet weather could assist firefighting efforts today.

Downed power lines sparked the fire near Highway 145 and Goodenough Road Saturday.  Fueled by wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour at times, the fire burned into MacKenzie Creek Canyon yesterday.

About 180 firefighters remain on the fire today. They are assessing the situation after high fire activity yesterday followed by the weather change overnight. A type II fire management team arrived last night and is preparing to take over management of the fire today.

No structures have been burned and no homes are considered threatened. No homes have been evacuated.

Highway 145 is currently open. The San Miguel River remains closed between Beaver Creek and Norwood Bridge due to hazardous trees in the area. Crews are working to remove those trees today, as it is in the middle of the “river season” for that particular river. Two small campsites along the river were evacuated Saturday afternoon.

The fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service land near the San Miguel/Montrose county border, in oak brush and pine trees.

The public can call the fire information line for updates at 970-240-1070.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 11:08a)