NEWS: Friday December 24, 2010

Dec 24th @ 7:56 am in News by Scott Staley

Extradition delayed. A man that Colorado authorities are trying to extradite back to Colorado recently won another delay in a European high court. NBC 11 News says Marcus Bebb-Jones remains in England where he was arrested on murder charges in connection to the death of his wife Sabrina more than a decade ago. The couple owned the Melrose Hotel in Grand Junction before she disappeared. Her skull was found near Douglas Pass six years ago. Bebb-Jones is expected back in court next month for a hearing on his final appeal, which was supposed to have taken place in October. He faces life in prison without parole if convicted.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 6:51a)

Election underway in Mountain Village. The political season isn’t over in Telluride and Mountain Village yet, as ballots have been mailed out to Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association Board members regarding two vacant seats on the board. According to the Daily Planet, Bob Gleason and Scott Leigh are vying for the commercial seat and Jonathan Greenspan and Martinique Prohaska are challenging each other for the residential seat. Ballots are due by 5pm next Tuesday and results will be announced December 29th at TMVOA’s annual meeting. TMVOA is a hybrid owner’s association that collects dues on property in Mountain Village.
Source: Daily Planet (Posted 6:53a)

Powderhorn Ski Resort opened for the season yesterday. It’s reported that that over 1,000 skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes, a week later than the original anticipated opening date. Resort officials say the recent snowfall allowed them to kick things off with 85 percent of the mountain open — what they call an unusually high percentage for this time of year.
Source: KJCT and NBC 11 News contributed to this story    (Posted 6:53a)

NORAD tracks Santa. Anyone in Colorado who says they don’t believe in Santa may want to check in with the North American Air Defense Command. NORAD is responsible for keeping the airspace safe in North America…and every Christmas Eve, its radar spots Santa racing around the world dropping off tons of gifts. So how does he get all that work done in just one night? Lt. Stacey Knott works with NORAD and says Santa usually begins his rounds in the Eastern hemisphere, and when he arrives in North America, NORAD’s fighter jets intercept him to wish him a safe journey. Based on flight data information gathered during more than 50 years of tracking, NORAD officials say they believe that Santa is alive in the hearts and minds of people in Colorado and throughout the world. To track Santa yourself, go to NORADSanta.org.
(Posted 6:55a)