NEWS: Monday October 4, 2010

Oct 4th @ 5:58 am in News by Scott Staley

Today is the last day to register to vote for the General Election. You can stop by your county’s clerk & recorder’s office or visit
Source: PSA    (Posted 5:52a)

The Montrose Regional Airport can now afford to install about 10 miles of perimeter fencing plus new gates after being awarded a $1.68 million dollar grant from the FAA.  The Daily Press says Montrose’s airport is only one of two airports in the state without an appropriate wildlife and security fence. No word on when the fence will be installed.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 5:52a)

The Grand Junction Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating two men wanted in connection with an investigation into an assault that escalated to two men being run over by a pickup.  Just before 2:00 Sunday morning, police were dispatched to the Tequila’s Bar on Hwy 6 & 50 for an assault.  When the first officer got to that area he found two men with traumatic injuries near the Carl’s Junior restaurant.  Officers also found a woman who had injuries to her face.

The investigation at this point shows 23-year-old Miguel Martinez of Grand Junction assaulted the woman and then got into a truck driven by his brother, 29-year-old Juan Martinez, also of Grand Junction.  Witnesses say the men were driving around in the area and ran over two men.  Those two victims suffered serious injuries and were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

GJPD Detectives have obtained arrest warrants for both Miguel Martinez and Juan Martinez.  Miguel faces a 3rd degree assault charge which is a class one misdemeanor.  Juan’s charges include 2 counts of attempted 2nd degree murder and 2 counts of vehicular assault.

They are asking for anyone who may know where Juan and Miguel Martinez are, or who knows where we can find the vehicle they were in, to call 242-6707.  The pickup is a 2003 gold Dodge truck with Colorado license plate 588 TDM.

At this point they have not been able to identify one of the men who were run over.  If anyone has information about this incident they can call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at, or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) with the word TIP729 in the message.  The identity of the person providing the information will remain anonymous.

(Juan Martinez)                 (Miguel Martinez)
Source: Press Release    (Posted 5:53a)

The search for a pair of missing American balloonists has entered its final day with a robotic vehicle scanning the seabed of the Adriatic sea for any remains. The Denver Post says that today is the last day of searching for Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis. The veteran pilots were flying in the 54th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race in Europe when contact was lost Wednesday.  On Friday, race organizers said that radar showed the balloon had plunged into the Adriatic at 50 mph and that the two likely didn’t survive. Davis is a doctor in Denver.
Source: Denver Post/AP    (Posted 5:57a)