NEWS: Thur. June 10, 2010

Jun 10th @ 5:15 pm in News by Scott Staley

With the Montrose County School District making all kinds of attempts to trim their $46 million general fund budget, they got some good news from the state. According to the Montrose Press the 6.35 budget slash will cover two fiscal years instead of one.  That gives the School District a little more breathing room.  So now instead of trying to trim $2.5 million  from the budget they only need to cut $1.5 million.  The school board adopted the new budget Tuesday night.
Source: Montrose Daily Press (Posted 5:09p  by Jim Kapp)

Over the years the section of Highway 145 known as Norwood Hill has suffered a variety of rockfalls everything from stones and pebbles to the occasional boulder. The Daily Planet explains that this summer, CDOT is looking to rectify that situation.  They have slated a rockfall mitigation project on the roughly two mile stretch of highway.  Work should begin sometime during the 4th of July holiday and end no later than Nov. 1st.  Since some heavy equipment will be used motorists should expect occasional traffic delays and stops….
Source: Daily Planet (Posted 5:10p by Jim Kapp)

It’s official, The Colorado Buffaloes have exited  from the Big 12, accepting an invitation today to become the 11th member of the Pac-10 Conference. This is the conference’s first expansion since it added Arizona and Arizona State in 1978.  It is possible more teams could follow Colorado’s defection.   The Daily Sentinel reports that Nebraska is poised to exit the Big 10 as soon as tomorrow.  With both Colorado and probably Nebraska leaving the Big 12 schools like Missouri, Baylor, Kansas and Kansas state are worried they may be left on the sidelines….
Source: Daily Sentinel  (Posted 5:12p by Jim Kapp)