NEWS: Thurs. Jan 13, 2011

Jan 13th @ 6:39 pm in News by Scott Staley

Robert Montoya charged with sexual assault. A judge is considering what evidence will be allowed at the trial of an 18-year-old accused of having a sexual relationship with a missing Greeley girl later found dead.  KJCT reports that Robert Montoya appeared in court Thursday for a hearing in preparation for his trial in March. He is charged with sexual assault on a child, but hasn’t been charged in Kayleah Wilson’s death.  Her mother testified Thursday that she became angry after she said she found out that Kayleah and Montoya were involved. No suspects have been named in Kayleah’s death.
Source: KJCT  (Posted 5:32p by Jim Kapp)

Colorado’s oil and gas permits exceed those of nearby states. Colorado’s 2010 oil and gas well permits exceeded those of several nearby states, according to a year-end report. Dave Neslin, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, told the Daily Sentinel that he presented a  memo to the commission that 5,966 permits were issued in the state last year compared to about 5,431 in Wyoming.
Source: Delta County Independent  (Posted 5:34p by Jim Kapp)

Broncos hire John Fox as their new head Coach.Denver Broncos Vice President of Football Operations John Elway announced by way of Twitter that the team has hired John Fox as its new head coach.  NBC 11 News says that Fox, former Carolina Panther’s head coach will be the Bronco’s 14th head coach in history.  Elway feels that Fox will be a great fit for the organization not only for his coaching  ability but his personality as well.  A news conference has been scheduled for Friday at noon to officially introduce Fox as the new head coach.
Source: NBC 11 News  (Posted 5:35p by Jim Kapp)

A RED air quality advisory is in effect from 3:00p.m. Thursday Jan. 13th through to 3:00p.m.  Friday Jan. 14th for the western Colorado valleys including the communities of Grand Junction, Delta and Montrose.  A weak storm system tonight will probably not impart sufficient energy to flush smoke from the valley floors.   As a result , A RESTRICTION ON WOOD BURNING IN FIREPLACES AND NON-EPA APPROVED WOODSTOVES IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FORECAST PERIOD.
(Posted 5:35p by Jim Kapp)