NEWS: Wed. Sept. 1, 2010

Sep 1st @ 5:49 pm in News by Scott Staley

A teenage boy is dead following a shooting at a Clifton home. This was confirmed by  a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy who recently talked with NBC 11 News.   A neighbor explains that  two teens at a house on Susan Street in Clifton were taking apart bullets when one went off and hit one of the boys in the chest, killing him.  Mesa County Sheriff’s office has no further comment and have cordoned off the scene with crime scene tape.  One neighbor said he did hear screaming from the house and went over to investigate.  He found a teenage boy on the porch coughing with a gunshot wound in his chest.  He died on the scene.  An ambulance had been dispatched but left without taking anyone away….
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:32p by Jim Kapp)

The Democrat running for Garfield County sheriff says the man who lost the Republican primary will be his undersheriff if he’s elected. The Daily Sentinel has learned that Tom Dalessandri has chosen Doug Winters for the job.  Winters had lost in a narrow primary to incumbent Lou Vallario.  Winters is a Rifle resident and an Eagle County Sheriff’s detective.  Dalessadri said he chose Winters because the two have similar philosophies.  Both have also critized Vallario for the oversized sheriff’s office budget during Vallario’s term.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:33p by Jim Kapp)

The fall open burning season begins in Mesa County tomorrow and continues through Oct. 1st. KJCT explains that all residential and commercial open burning requires a permit from either a local fire dept. or from the Mesa County Health Dept.  Some fire districts are also asking for permits for agricultural burning and notification of burns prior to ignition.
Source: KJCT (Posted 5:41p by Jim Kapp)

The reading of the resolution opposing Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 took much longer than the unanimous decision of the Norwood School Board to adopt it at last week’s regular meeting. The Norwood Post said as a result  the members decided to quickly move to officially oppose the measures and hope that others will follow suit.  The measures all propose cutting taxes and fees in various ways and proponents say this will save taxpayers money.  Opponents, however, claim that the passing of these amendments and proposition will not only break the state but break it beyone the point of repair….
Source: Norwood Post (Posted 5:44p by Jim Kapp)