NEWS: Tuesday January 25, 2011

Jan 25th @ 6:51 am in News by Scott Staley

Ryan appears in court. A Montrose man suspected of murdering his ex-girlfriend’s baby is discussing a possible plea deal in his case. Daniel Ryan appeared briefly in court yesterday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing in order to consider a plea agreement. The 23-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death in the September 11, 2010 death of 14-month-old Hailey Rocha. Last week Rocha’s family told the Daily Press that the DA’s office would offer Ryan a 20-year prison sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. The family is outraged. Ryan appears back in court February 22nd.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 5:43a)

The rules could be changing for having video screens in the car. Colorado law currently prohibits televisions in cars in the front seat or visible to a driver. Under a bill under consideration in a Senate committee today, those rules would be tweaked. The bill would allow screens in the front seat as long as they’re not visible to the driver. Drivers would be allowed to see computer screens and other data terminals as long as the devices aren’t used for visual entertainment. Violators could be fined $35. Senate Bill 14 gets a hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee today.
(Posted 5:49a)

Small town girl goes far on court. A Ridgway High School graduate is shining in both academics and sports as she was named PacWest volleyball player of the week back in September for her strong hitting performance. Lauren Hagemeyer is playing for NCAA Division II BYU-Hawaii’s volleyball team and bringing home all A’s in her classes. Her mom tells The Watch that she wants people in Ridgway to know that kids can go on from a small town and do very well in athletics. Hagemeyer is playing volleyball in Hawaii on a full-ride scholarship and majoring in exercise and sports science.
Source: The Watch (Posted 5:50a)

Relay for Life kicks off! This Wednesday is the kick-off event for Montrose’s 2011 Relay for Life. This is the event where information is provided, and teams can start signing up. The kick-off event is at 6:30, tomorrow at Montrose Memorial Hospital.  This year’s Montrose Relay for Life will be June 10th & 11th.
(Posted 5:50a)