Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday October 1, 2012

You might not have noticed, but the price of gasoline in Coloado is down compared with last week.  Not a lot, but it IS down, 1.1 cents. says the average yesterday was $3.71...the national average $3.79.  The website says typically there's a downward trend at the pumps, but no so much this year.  They say the late arrival of cooler temperatures may be to blame.

United Way of Mesa County is ready for another wine-tasting event Wednesday to help raise money for their cause.  The group has a lofty goal this year year of $1.25 million dollars and hopes to raise that any way they can.  The Fisher's Liquor Barn "United Way Food & Wine" is Wednesday at Two Rivers Winery on the Redlands.  Tickets are available at Fisher's and the United Way office at 4th and White.

A body has been found in a canal near the eastbound I-70 on ramp at Horizon Drive.  51 year old Kenneth Cottingham if Grand Junction was reported  missing last Tuesday, he pickup found on the canal bank.  The Daily Sentinel says the body found yesterday appeared to have been in the water for several days.

It's been a year since Greyhound discontinued bus service between Grand Junction and Durango, but it could be on its way back.  The Daily Sentinel says a nonprofit group is applying for C-DOT grant aiming for roundtrip service between Durango and Grand Junction, with stops in Cortez, Telluride, Ridgway, Montrose and Delta.  If the grant comes through, service could start up by May of next year.

Grand Junction Police are investigating a shooting at the Mesa Inn on Horizon Drive.  It happened around 9:30 last night.  Spokeswoman Kate Porras says a gun was fired inside one room, the bullet traveling through a wall and injuring a person in the other room.  Injuries were minor and police are still trying to figure out what happened.

The first presidential debate is in Denver Wednesday and already plans are in place.  Romney is said to be preparing in Colorado, President Obama in Nevada.  The President is practicing with Senator John Kerry playing Mitt Romney in mock debates.  Romney getting his "Obama" from Senator Rob Portman of Ohio.

Corn and hay are nothing new when it comes to feeding cattle, but pine fiber? otherwise known as beetle kill.  They're expirementing with that at JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding.  The trial started in May and so far don't have data on effectiveness of the feed.  Five Rivers tells the Greeley Tribune the drought toll on corn and soybean crops, and other traditional feed sources led to the beetle kill trial.

Mesa County authorities say they've solved a year old murder with the arrest of former Fruita resident Billy Joe Delacey.  The 36 year old was arrested Friday in Pennsylvania. Delacey is accused of beating 26 year old Luis Alberto Vasquez Oliva to death in August of last year.  Sheriff's investigators say Oliva was a male escort Delacey met for sex on Craigslist.