NEWS: Fri. Dec. 10, 2010

Dec 10th @ 9:51 am in News by Scott Staley

One person suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon when a hot oiler truck caught fire at an Antero Resources well pad between Silt and Rifle. The Daily Sentinel reports that according to the Rifle Fire Protection District  they responded to the fire at about 3pm yesterday at a well pad off County Road 352, east of the Garfield County Regional Airport.  Half a truck was on fire when firefighters arrived and were able to get it under control in 45 minutes.  The truck had been used to heat water to clean well fracturing tanks.  According to Antero operations manager, Jon Black, the truck belonged to an Antero contractor.  One contractor employee was taken to Grand River Hospital in Rifle.  His condition is unknown but not considered life-threatening.  No other structures or vehicles were involved in the fire….
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 8:44a by Jim Kapp)

Delta’s police chief says he’s considering other employment options, but only because of personal finances. The Daily Press says that Police Chief Robert Thomas revealed yesterday he is considering a position as chief for Greenwood Village and was also a finalist for Pueblo.  Delta City Manager Joe Kerby says the city is aware of Thomas’ applications to other departments.  Thomas claims he is considering  other opportunities not  necessarily as upward career moves but  for the good of his family.  Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn praised Thomas for modernizing the Delta department.
Source: Montrose Daily Press (Posted 8:45a by Jim Kapp)

Families of fallen service members are getting a trip of a lifetime to start new memories, thanks to a non–profit called the Snowball Express. According to NBC 11 News, the mission of Snowball Express is to provide hope and new memories for the children of fallen military heroes who have died in active duty since 9/11.  One of those enjoying the trip is 6 yr old Stuart.  He and his siblings will board a private plane to Dallas to remember their dad.  The trip is in memory of their father Justin Keenan, a Fruita Monument High School grad and U.S. Air Force recruiter who was killed 5 years ago in a car accident on his way to training.   Snowball Express hosts an annual event that brings children of fallen military heroes together for a few days of fun around the holidays.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 8:36a by Jim Kapp)

While Norwood has its small handful of gift shops, every year an extensive holiday bazaar offers residents and visitors alike a wide array of local, hand-made gifts, the sales of which support local artists and save shoppers long trips out of town.  The Norwood Post reports that organizer Becky Bailey says there are 19 artisans signed up for two full days of shopping at two venues.  The Log Cabin on Lucerne Street and the Norwood Community Center on Naturita Street, an easy walk from one to the other.
Source: Norwood Post (Posted 8:40a by Jim Kapp)