NEWS: Thursday October 14, 2010

Oct 14th @ 10:12 am in News by Scott Staley

Montrose County RE-1J Superintendent George Voorhis announced last month he intends on retiring in June. The school district hired the Colorado Association of School Boards to assist in the search of a new superintendent. Voorhis is in his 10th year as superintendent of Montrose County RE-1J Schools.
(Posted 10:12a)

Nearly 12,000 registered voters in Colorado are listed as non-U.S. citizens, the secretary of state’s office says. Spokesman Rich Coolidge said Wednesday it’s unknown how many of those voters actually are not citizens, but the issue isn’t likely to affect any race. The Daily Sentinel says the voters failed to check a box affirming that they are citizens when they registered. Coolidge said no effort is made to track down these cases because voters also must sign a document saying they are U.S. citizens. It’s a felony for non-citizens to sign that document. State voter rolls list 8,736 active voters as non-citizens and 3,106 inactive voters — those who haven’t voted in recent elections — as non-citizens. Colorado has nearly 3.3 million registered voters. Gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo of the American Constitution Party has long campaigned for tougher immigration laws and enforcement. He said he was stunned by the non-citizen listings.

“I want to know why they are not required to fill in the box. That in itself should be a felony,” Tancredo said.
Source: Daily Sentinel/AP    (Posted 10:10a)

There is a candidate forum tonight at the College Center at Western State College in Gunnison for candidates for county commissioner (Candidates Jim Starr (incumbent-D) & Phil Chamberland (R)) , and candidates for State House District 61 Candidates (Roger Wilson (D), Luke Korkowski (R), & Kathleen Curry (write-in; unaffiliated party)). The debate begins at 7 o’clock tonight. If you can’t make the debate, you can listen to it after the event at www.live.gunnisontimes.com.
Source: PSA    (Posted 10:11a)

The Grand Junction Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a Sexually Violent Predator from Wyoming. The wanted subject is Edward James McCabe a 42 year old, white male, 6’1”, 250 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He has a scar on his left arm and a skin colored mole on his right cheek near his mouth. McCabe is believed to be homeless and may be living in the Grand Junction area. McCabe has been seen with a small white dog at “The Point” and “Whitman Park.” Do not attempt to contact McCabe as he has violent tendencies. If you know the whereabouts of this fugitive, or have any information about any other crimes, be a Crime Stopper by calling 241-7867. Information leading to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous. For more information on how to report a crime see us at WWW.241STOP.com.

(Photo courtesy of Mesa County Sheriff’s Office)
Source: Press Release    (Posted 10:31a)