Thursday, August 2, 2012
Thursday August 2, 2012
GJ ATTORNEY SANCTIONED
A prominent local attorney has had his license suspended for 45 days. According to the Daily Sentinel, a summary of findings with the Colorado Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Regulation, Joseph Coleman admitted misconduct which may or may not have impacted clients. Coleman most recently gained attention arguing against a proposal to build a bus station near Mesa Mall, and represented Bobby Willis who proposed a free concert to compete with Country Jam in 2011.
A national issue of whether a fast food restaurant ownership should speak out on opposition to gay marriage came home to Grand Junction when hundreds turned out to support Chick-fil-A. Most say it's a matter of free expression. In the meantime, a local man has organized a media event of his own, National Same Sex Kis Protest Day, tomorrow. James Friar is encouraging same-sex and other couples to kiss inside the Chick-fil-A building. Friar says 100 or more have signed up for the hate-free protest aimed at fighting for same sex couples' rights.
GRAND VALLEY 9-1-1 MOVES
The move to the new Grand Junction Public Safety building is underway with the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center successfully in place. The move was made without a glitch in the early morning hours yesterday. Now that that move has been made, officials say the rest of the police department will be making their move through the next several weeks.
OUTDOOR RETAILER SHOW MAY MOVE FROM SLC
One of the world's largest outdoor gear trade shows may be in its last days in Salt Lake City. Organizers say they don't like the way Governor Gary Herbert is handling environmental issues. Herbert says the state wants more control over public lands, including some national parks and monuments. And he tells the AP he's working with the Outdoor Retailer show, saying everything is on the table. Other show locations being talked about include Denver and Las Vegas.
GJ CITY EMPLOYEES RETURN TO 2009 SALARY LEVELS
Grand Jucntion City employees are getting back money from salary cuts taken over the past several years. It's not really a raise, just a return to pay levels of 2009. The 1.5% cuts were reinstated at the first of the year, the other 1 1/2 % are being reinstated now.
ROMNEY IN COLORADO TODAY
National politics is front and center in Colorado today. Republican Mitt Romney speaks at the Jefferson County Firgrounds this morning before heading to Basalt and Aspen later today. In Basalt, Romney's to hear from republican U-S Representatives who want the candidate to change his stance on extending the wind-energy production tax credit. They say it's necessary to save thousands of jobs in the west.
PARENTS OF 13 YEAR OLD SUE VAIL
The parents of a 13 year old boy killed in an avalanche at Vail Resorts in January is suing, alleging negligence and wronful death. Taft Conlin was buried on an open lower run, the top part closed in heavy snow. The Conlins say the resort should have known of the danger. And they want the resort to make sure actions are taken to prevent future accidents.