No CommCorr. Last night the Olathe Board of Trustees voted 5-2 against turning the Farm Dormitory into a Community Corrections Facility. The meeting was held in the Olathe Middle/High School gym to accommodate the 70+ people in the crowd. About 20 people spoke from the public, on both sides. Trustee Michelle Mousner made the motion to vote against the request from the 7th Judicial District. Trustees Lou Cooper and Doyle James were the 2 no-votes on that motion. Carol Warner with the 7th Judicial District said that there is no next step at this point on their end. Warner said they’ve been working on this for the past 10 years and the facility in Olathe was a perfect fit. Many of the Olathe residents against the CommCorr Facility said they liked the idea of what the program does and is for, but just not in Olathe.
Montrose County Coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield is investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl. Canfield says Saturday evening Haleigh L. Rocha was pronounced dead at the Montrose Memorial Hospital in the Emergency Room. Both Canfield’s Office and the Montrose Police are looking into her death. The cause and manner of her death are pending the results of that investigation and a forensic autopsy. An unattended death of a year old girl was listed in the Montrose Police blotter as having happened in the 600 block of Cascade Avenue in Montrose.
Source: Press Release (Posted 5:07a)
Construction on a new public safety center and improvements to Suplizio Field are slated to begin next spring, now that the Grand Junction City Council has approved the means to pay for them. According to NBC 11 News, Grand Junction council members voted unanimously last night, in favor of a $7.5 million funding package for the stadium project as well as a $36 million funding package for a public safety center which would include a new police station, new 911 Communication Center, and possibly a replacement station for Fire Station #1 downtown. Construction on Suplizio Field will begin immediately following JUCO 2011 and is scheduled to be completed before JUCO 2012.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 9:10a)