NEWS: Tue. Nov. 23, 2010

Nov 23rd @ 5:37 pm in News by Scott Staley

Officials say a baby boy was brain damaged because he disrupted his dad while he was playing a video game. Parenting experts say this could have been prevented. NBC 11 News reports that 20 year-old Edwardo Christy is facing felony charges. Christy had explained to investigators he accidentally hurt his son. He got frustrated  when the  infant  wouldn’t stop crying and he was trying to play a video game.  He picked up the child and was running to give him to his girlfriend when he hit the baby’s head on the wall, knocking the child out.  Parenting experts say all parents lose their cool sometimes, but have to remember to not lose control.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:00p by Jim Kapp)

The Montrose Association of Commerce & Tourism, in cooperation with the City and County of Montrose, will kick-off the Holiday season on Friday, November 26th at 5:00pm with the annual tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony will include musical entertainment by Paul Nystrom and a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas. The ceremony will take place at the steps of the County Courthouse on South First Street. After the ceremony Santa will be in Santa’s Cabin in Centennial Plaza to visit with children from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Source: Press Release  (Posted 4:31p by Jim Kapp)

Telluride Town Council intends on sending a letter today to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that details concerns that the proposed uranium mill in west Montrose County could damage the health of the region’s people, environment, and economy. According to The Daily Planet, earlier this year Montrose County approved the mill and now Energy Fuels is hoping to get consent from the state.  They’re hoping to construct and operate a uranium mill at the Piñon Ridge site in Paradox Valley. The mill site would cover 17 acres and have a capacity of 500 tons of ore a day…
Source: The Daily Planet (Posted 4:32p by Jim Kapp)

An inmate who escaped from an Arizona prison is due in court on charges stemming from a shootout during his capture in Western Colorado. The Daily Sentinel says 36 yr old Daniel Renwick was expected to enter a plea today in Glenwood Springs.  Renwick is one of three convicts who escaped on July 30th from a privately run prison in Kingman, Az.  He was serving a sentence for a 2nd murder conviction….
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 4:35p by Jim Kapp)