NEWS: Monday January 10, 2011

Jan 10th @ 11:58 am in News by Scott Staley

Paonia woman bled to death. The Delta County Coroner says that the Paonia woman going through a bitter divorce who was found dead on her property Friday bled to death from multiple stab wounds to the neck. Melinda Yager’s husband, Nathan, turned himself into the Montrose Police Department several hours after the fatal attack. Nathan faces 1st degree murder and domestic violence charges. The Daily Press reports that Melinda was granted a temporary restraining order from Nathan in August, and a order restraining her from him was currently in place. It’s reported that Nathan had several cuts on him consistent with fingernail scratches and also sustained a fracture to his left hand. The two were fighting over the home and custody of their child.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 12:00p)

Adult male shot multiple times. Mesa County dispatch received a 911 call from a home in the 500 block of Florence Road in Grand Junction at around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Deputies were already in the area on routine patrol and arrived at the private residence within one to two minutes. The victim was found inside the residence where multiple people including the adult male victim were attending a party. The victim was shot multiple times in the upper body. He was transported to a local hospital where he remains (alive). Several people were interviewed, however no arrests have been made. Investigators are working to identify a motive, as this case is active and on-going. Further details will be released as they become available.
(Posted 10:58a)

Inspector/Contractor classes held in MV this week. The Town of Mountain Village will host Contractor and Inspector Training on the 2009 International Residential Code January 12, and the 2009 International Building Code January 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mountain Village Town Hall. CEU will be given for both classes. Cost per day is $15. Seating is limited. For more information, contact the Mountain Village Building and Safety Department at (970) 369-8242.
(Posted 11:06a)

The Nets are closing in on a deal to bring Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey. Talks on a three-team trade with the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons are “advancing.” The Denver Post says the trade would reunite Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton in New Jersey along with Anthony. Although there has been progress, there are potential roadblocks. The deal would fall apart if Anthony refused to sign a three-year, $65 million contract extension with the Nets. Billups also has said he would be reluctant to leave Denver. Anthony refused to discuss a potential deal before the Nuggets played New Orleans in Denver on Sunday night. He said afterward he didn’t think a 96-87 loss was his last game in a Nuggets uniform.
Source: Denver Post (Posted 12:12p)