NEWS: Tue. Feb 22, 2011

Feb 22nd @ 6:13 pm in News by Scott Staley

Steve Wilson asking Commissioners for increased funding…During the Montrose County Board of County Commissioners meeting this morning Steve Wilson approached the board requesting additional funding for the Naturita and Olathe Medical clinics.  He pointed out that this past year the clinics have seen a significant increase in patients.  County Manager Jesse Smith responded by saying a lot depends on whether or not Montrose Memorial remains as is or becomes a private entity.Also at the County Commissioners meeting this morning John Hawks from the Black Canyon Horse Racing Assoc. brought the commissioners and public up to speed on what’s been happening with the race track and what to look forward to in the next year……Hawks went on to say that the Assoc. is looking at putting on races in June and Sept. of this year….(Posted 4:05p by Jim Kapp)

American Airlines affiliate adding summer flights between Dallas and Montrose. American Airlines Regional Affiliate is launching summer flights between Dallas and southwest Colorado starting in June.  NBC 11 News has learned that American Eagle Airlines said that from June 9th to Sept 6th two daily round trip flights between Dallas Fort Worth and Montrose Regional Airport are scheduled.  The airline normally flies between the two cities during ski season but that service is expected to end in April…
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:03p by Jim Kapp)

Marcus Bebb Jones set to go to trial for wife’s murder. A suspect is finally in Garfield County to face a murder charge in the 1997 death of his wife will remain in jail for the time being under a no-bond hold.  The Daily Sentinel reports that Marcus Bebb-Jones made his first court appearance after being extradited to the U.S. from England.  He faces a first degree murder charge in the death of his wife who disappeared in 1997 and her skull found on Douglas Pass in 2004.  Garfield County Court Judge Paul Metzger appointed the state public defender’s office to represent Bebb-Jones.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:05p by Jim Kapp)

Mountain Village waiting to see if bag ban works in Telluride. The Mountain Village Town Council is waiting to see whether or not the bag ban in Telluride is successful or not before the Village considers their own bag ban initiative.  The Daily Planet says the Town Council is in the middle of discussing and approving a comprehensive plan involving banning plastic bags.  In an interview on Monday Mayor Bob Delves says there’s a lot of lessons for Telluride to learn once the ban takes place….
Source: Daily Planet (Posted 5:07p by Jim Kapp)