NEWS: Thursday June 24, 2010

Jun 24th @ 8:15 am in News by Scott Staley

An Englishman accused of murdering his wife in Garfield County more than a decade ago has appealed his extradition order to the United States. NBC 11 News reports that Marcus Bebb–Jones had until yesterday to file an appeal with British authorities to contest the extradition order that came down earlier this month. Garfield County Sheriff’s Office investigators say Bebb-Jones killed his wife Sabrina in 1997. Her skull was found near Douglas Pass in 2004. The couple owned the Melrose Hotel in Grand Junction.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 8:14a)

Staff for Senator Michael Bennet will meet with constituents in Fruita today to help those needing assistance with a federal agency. Bennet’s Western Slope Regional Director Monica Piergrossi will be at the Fruita Civic Center (North Council Room, 325 E. Aspen Ave.) from 9-noon to meet one-on-one with members of the public who are experiencing difficulty with a federal agency. Tomorrow Piergrossi will meet with those in Gunnison County from 10-4 at the Gunnison County Courthouse (Board Room of County Commissioners, 200 E. Virginia).  Appointments are recommended but not necessary. To schedule one at either of these locations call Bennet’s Western Slope Office at 970-241-6631.
Source: PSA   (Posted 8:14a)

Yesterday the Garfield County Coroner announced that the body pulled from the Colorado River last Friday, June 18, 2010, near Parachute was that of Taylor Chisholm, 20, of Covington, Louisiana. Last Friday at approximately 12:20 p.m., a concerned citizen called Dispatch to report what he believed to be someone floating downriver near Rulison. Emergency responders from several agencies converged on the area between Rulison and Parachute, eventually pulling the body out of the water near the Parachute Bridge (N. Battlement Parkway/County Road 301).

On June 2, 2010, Taylor Chisholm fell into the river near the No Name area (Interstate 70 mile marker 119) while attempting to cross with two other people in a cable basket via pulley system. The high river runoff contacted the bottom of the basket, tipped it and drug Taylor into the fast-moving current. None of the occupants were wearing personal floatation devices.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue spent two days searching the river for any sign of him. Due to the dangerous river conditions, the search was indefinitely suspended after the second day.
Source: Press Release    (Posted 8:13a)

The Divison of Wildlife reminds the public that Over-The-Counter big game hunting licenses are available starting July 13 for the 2010 season.  Leftover licenses go on sale August 10th. Visit the Colorado DOW website for all the rules and regulations for obtaining hunting licenses.
Source: PSA   (Posted 8:12a)