NEWS: Tuesday December 14, 2010

Dec 14th @ 7:03 am in News by Scott Staley

New town treasurer. Last night the Olathe Board of Trustees voted 4-2 to appoint Town Administrator Scott Harold as the new Town Treasurer. There was a possibility the town Finance Officer, Patty Gabriel was up for the position.  Michelle Mousner was one of two trustees against that idea, as they ran into that same problem last year with former Finance Director Pam Woods. Lou Cooper also voted against Harold’s appointment, both citing the need for separation of duties.
(Posted 5:46a)

Cuts remove officers from schools. More than 10 schools in Mesa County District 51 are now without a member of law enforcement walking the hallways. NBC 11 News says the cuts are one of many the county has to face for 2011. There remains a school resource officer at Central High School. Distinct 51 Safety Coordinator Tim Leon says school staff is now going to have to be more aware of what’s going on in the school and in their classrooms. Sheriff Stan Hilkey believes it’ll be a long time before all these schools see a school resource officer walking their halls again.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:47a)

Body might be that of missing man. Aspen police say a body has been found under a bridge and it might be that of a Snowmass Village man missing since last month. Police say an area resident found the body under Maroon Creek Bridge Monday. They say it may be 28-year-old George Aldrich, a Snowmass ski area lift operator last seen Nov. 27 getting off a bus. A news conference is planned Tuesday morning. Aldrich moved to Snowmass Village this fall from Rhode Island. His family members have been in Colorado to help look for him. The Aspen Times reports that a member of Mountain Rescue Aspen found a body under the bridge, an area previously searched. Police say Aldrich’s family has been notified of the discovery.
Source: Aspen Times (Posted 5:48a)