NEWS: Mon. Nov. 29, 2010

Nov 29th @ 5:37 pm in News by Scott Staley

With this being Cyber Monday, many are expected to do their holiday shopping on the internet. To help protect the public, Federal authorities are cracking down on illegal web domains.  The Daily Press reports that authorities have in fact seized 82 web domain names, including 7 based here in Colorado.  This is part of the Feds nationwide crackdown on these sites that are selling counterfeit goods….
Source: Montrose Daily Press (Posted 4:31p by Jim Kapp)

Two men face felony drug charges after police say they caught them with 4 pounds of meth. NBC 11 News explains that the Western Colorado Drug Task Force  was working along the I-70 corridor when they noticed a car speeding and followed it.  Officers pulled the vehicle over and asked to searched it.  A K-9 officer alerted the task force to a secret compartment where they found both meth and cocaine.  Both men are currently being held at the Mesa County jail.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 4:32p by Jim Kapp)

The Bureau of Land Management’s new office in Gunnison will be open to the public Dec. 6th. Their new field office is located at 650 S. 11th St.  Their new phone number is 970-642-4940.  One of the reasons for BLM’s new office facilities is because their branch manages over 600 thousand surface acres and over 2 million acres of sub-surface minerals in Gunnison, Saguache, Montrose and Hinsdale counties….
Source: News Release  (Posted 4:35p by Jim Kapp)

Thanks to a couple of solid winter storms, folks in Crested Butte enjoyed a White Thanksgiving. And for the Crested Mountain Resort it’s been one of their best openings in years.  The Crested Butte News reports that the Mountain Resort has 105 acres of terrain open and 20% of that is just right for beginners and intermediaries.  And there’s good news for Nordic skiers as well.  This winter CBMR has teamed up with the Nordic Center to lay a new 5km Nordic Trail just below Snodgrass….
Source: Crested Butte News (Posted 4:36p by Jim Kapp)