Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday October 12, 2012

Garfield County Authorities have released the name of a man killed early Wednesday morning in a crash on County Road 319.  26 year old Eric Jensen of Palisade crashed into a Jeep Cherokee driven by Justin Robinson of Rifle, Jensen died at the scene. The State patrol is still investigating but says it appears excessive speed was a possible factor in the crash.

Mesa County Law Enforcement are making it easy to donate to Special Olympics with a Tip-a-Cop event tomorrow at Red Robin.  Officers from several agencies are turning in their badges for aprons, acting as wait staff and collecting tips as donations.  They'll be at the Grand Junction restaurant from 11 to 8:00 tomorrow.

Colorado Senator Mark Udall is hosting a Twitter Town Hall on Renewable Energy.  The idea is to answer constituents' questions about renewable energy and the role it plays for our environmental, military and economic future.  The Twitter event is next Tuesday with information on the Senator's official website.

United Way of Mesa County is teaming up with downtown Grand Junction businesses for a fundraiser tomorrow and Sunday. with stores and restaurants donating a portion of their earnings to the organization.  Shoppers can win prizes in the stores they visit and register to win a room with a view: a one night stay at the Spring Hill Suites with a view of the Downtown Parade of lights December 1st.

An IRS Raid on a Grand Junction dental practice this week apparently is the result of the fact the owner has no license to practice dentistry.  According to the Daily Sentinel, Colorado Community Dental owner Michael Ho doesn't possess a license, and never has been licensed to practice in any state.  The Paper says Ho has been the subject of earlier investigations and has been issued cease and desist orders prohibiting him from practicing.

Gene Taylor's Sporting Goods is liquidating, a move to make room at the giant store on West Gunnison in Grand Junction.  The Daily Sentinel says owner Tony Taylor is likening the sale to one of his father's "ultimate" sales, with prices 50 to 75% off.  The paper says everything is on sale, including fixtures, animal mounts and traditional sporting goods. No word on the future of the store.

Investigators who found a dismembered body in a field this week aren't saying the remains are those of missing ten year old Jessica Ridgeway, but they are now calling for help finding a suspect. The FBI says people should look for anyone who's made a change since their appearance, like shaving a beard or becoming incensed by constant news coverage of the event.  Investigators say an abductor could be anyone in the community and everyone should be on the lookout.