The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has identified the body that was recovered from the Colorado River on Sunday, July 11, 2010 as Miriam Y. Galvez, a 43 year-old female resident of Clifton, Colorado. Cause and manner of death have not been determined at this time pending further evaluation. No further information will be released by the coroner’s office at this time due to the ongoing nature of the overall investigation. The law enforcement agency overseeing this investigation is the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Press Release (Posted 12:12p)
Phase I of reconstruction to Highway 6 & 50 in Grand Junction is expected to get underway by the end of next week. The Daily Sentinel says the $11 million dollar project should be completed by November 17th. Highway 6 & 50 carries more traffic than any other road in the valley, averaging 40,000 vehicles a day. Phase one will be between 24 and 24 ¾ Road. Phase II would cover the area between 24 ¾ Road and Rimrock Avenue/Independent Avenue.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 11:52a)
Starting today through July 28th, Take It or Leave It will hold a Food Drive for the Norwood area food bank in an effort to fight hunger on a local level. The Norwood Post says Take It or Leave It will collect non-perishable food donations at Clark’s Market, US Bank and the Indoor Freebox located across from Clark’s Market in the Royer Building. Monetary donations can be made at Sam’s Service, Clark’s Market, Local Liquors, Norwood Christian Church, and Take It or Leave It. The organization’s staff is also available to pick up donations. All donations will benefit the Take It or Leave It food bank. Take It or Leave It includes an Indoor Freebox, a senior assistance program in development, and now the food bank. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kate Davis at 970-708-4880 or Lisa Platt at 970-708-9603.
Source: Norwood Post (Posted 10:31a)
A teen is reported missing after allegedly jumping into the Colorado River about 5 miles north of Dotsero yesterday evening. 9News in Denver says authorities have found a raft, but don’t believe it belongs to the teen. A helicopter from the National Guard was requested to help with the search. No other details have been released.
Source: 9News (Posted 9:16a)
The Montrose Police Department is hosting the First Annual Police Officer’s Ball on July 23 at the Montrose Pavilion starting at 5 p.m. ”A Blue Tie Affair” will be a formal event that offers the opportunity to get dressed up and meet local law enforcement in a formal setting. Proceeds from the event will supplement the Police Department training and equipment budget. The $100 tickets are available at Timberline and Montrose Banks.
Source: PSA (Posted 9:16a)