Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday October 23, 2012

Police in Denver say they have evidence linking the kidnap and murder of Jessica Ridgeway to the attempted abduction of a jogger in Westminster.  Police say in that case, the woman said a man attempted to cover her face with a chemical soaked rag, but she was able to escape.  She tells police the man was light skinned, about 18 to 30 years old with brown hair and a medium build and was about 5-6 to 5-8.

All eyes are on Colorado this campaign season, and today, Mitt Romney is joining VP running mate Paul Ryan in Colorado.  Fresh off Ryan's stop in Grand Junction yesterday, the two will meet for a rally with Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
President Obama is also in Colorado this week, with events set in Denver tomorrow.

Neighbors of two controversial egg-laying operations in Delta County are going to have to live together.  Delta County Commissioners yesterday reaffirmed their approval of the farms. Prompted by a District Court judge, The Daily Sentinel says the commissioners took a second look at the proposals, but found the applications met county criteria for the cage-free operations.

Police in Montrose have arrested a man after a report of a shot fired following a road rage type incident.  The Montrose Daily Press says 19 year old Victor Alfonso Saldana Garcia was arrested after the incident Sunday night. Police Chief Tom Chinn said Garcia was driving next to two men, exchanged hand gestures, then pulled into the Sports Authority parking lot where a shot was fired. No one was injured, Garcia was arrested on suspicion of Felony Assault and other charges.

If you haven't made up your mind who to vote for for President, don't worry, there's still two weeks of heavy campaigning.  In Grand Junction yesterday, Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan rallied a full house at CMU's Brownson Arena before the final presidential debate last night. Ryan joins up with Mitt Romney later today at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison with Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins for a rally.  Colorado is at the top of the swing states where both candidates are trying to get the independent and undecided voters.  Obama has appearances set in Denver tomorrow.

Whether you're voting at home or at the ballot box, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner and Tom Doran of Mack are encouraging you to double check your vote. The Daily Sentinel says Doran was voting at an early-voting site yesterday, when he found his vote came back wrong when he checked it.  The machine was taken off line.

A 45 year old Grand Junction woman who admitted trying to kill her husband in order to collect his 401(k), has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, the judge's maximum term available. Deone Graham suspected her husband was having an affair and poisoned his whiskey in an attempt to make his death look like a suicide.  the husband is recovering.

The wife of a man who killed a Limon Police Office in March of 2011 has been sentenced to 19-months in jail, but after credit for time spent, will spend no more time behind bars.  Jackie Hasty pleaded guilty this month to reckless manslaughter in the murder of 27 year old Officer Jay Sheridan.  Sheridan had gone to the Hasty home to arrest Jackie's husband Dennis for failure to register as a sex offender. Jackie didn't tell the officer Dennis was armed and hiding in a bedroom and let him inside where he was killed.  Dennis Hasty committed suicide.

Paonia Reservoir is extremely low, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is working to restore the fishery there.  They're treating the remaining water to get rid of northern pike which threaten native fish downstream in the Gunnison River.  They'll restock next spring with catchable size rainbow trout.

C-DOT is getting involved with the National Weather Service's Winter Weather Awareness Week, with some tips of they're own... encouraging motorists to prepare for travel in the high country. All kinds of emergency preparedness information is available at CoTrip.org.

Drivers through Delta getting ready for a big construction project at Highway 50 and 92, all to improve access to a new convenience store on the northeast corner.  Maverik is paying for the project to provide dual westbound left-turn lanes and access to a new store. A detour is in place with flaggers controlling movement throughout the project scheduled to be finished November 11th