NEWS: Monday June 14, 2010

Jun 14th @ 9:36 am in News by Scott Staley

Staff for Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, want to hear from constituents in Montrose County and help those needing assistance with a federal agency. Bennet’s Western Slope Regional Director Monica Piergrossi will be at the Montrose Public Library from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 21, to meet one-on-one with members of the public who would like to communicate information to Bennet or who are experiencing difficulty with a federal agency. Appointments are recommended but not necessary. To schedule one in advance, please call Bennet’s Western Slope Office at 970-241-6631.

WHO:             Bennet Western Slope Regional Director Monica Piergrossi
WHAT:           Staff for Michael Bennet Holds ‘Conversations with Coloradans’
WHERE:        Montrose Public Library, Study Room C, 320 South 2nd Street
WHEN:           Monday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Ridgway Town Park, Picnic Tables, Highway 62/Sherman Street and North Lena, Ridgway
WHEN:           Monday, June 21, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Ouray Community Center, 320 Sixth Avenue, Ouray
WHEN:           Tuesday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:        Fruita Civic Center, North Council Room, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita
WHEN:           Thursday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to noon
Source: Press Release   (Posted 11:07a)

The Ouray Board of County Commissioners met in executive session last week to discuss a settlement proposal from the owner of Elk Mountain Resort, the Tavitac Corporation, regarding upcoming appeal before the Colorado Board of Assessment Appeals on its 2007-2008 assessed value. The County told The Watch little about the meeting except that negotiators were directed to reply to the settlement proposal.   Commissioners denied Tavitac’s October 2009 petition to reduce the assessed property value from $14,858,410 to $7,327,000 for tax years 2007 and 2008. The 275-acre high-end backcountry resort (on Horsefly Mesa) has a total of 47 buildings. The resort opened for business during the summer of 2003 but then closed last year. If Tavitac Corporation is successful in its appeal, the Ridgway School District may stand to lose approximately $125,000 in tax revenues that have already been paid to the district.
Source: The Watch (Posted 10:58a)

Yesterday was the start of the 25th Ride The Rockies event, an annual bicycle tour where 2,000 cyclists trek an entire week throughout the state. This year’s route, through the Western Slope, is the longest route to date, 532 miles. The tour began in the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction, heads to Delta, into Ouray, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Alamosa, and ends in Salida. If you’re driving around bicycles, please obey the three-feet law.
Source: PSA   (Posted 9:36a)