A former Sterling resident and CSU Extension agent who has moved to Wyoming will soon be inducted into the Colorado Agricultural Hall of Fame. Jim Read is one of four ag industry leaders to be so honored. Read served during his caree as an extension agent in Cheyenne, Prowers (short o) and Logan Counties. The other three awards will be granted to Dr. John Matsushima of Fort Collins, Mr. Andrew Mair (posthumously), and Mr. Donald Norgren of Platteville. The four will be honored for their lifetime achievements in agriculture during a banquet and ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Posted by Newsroom on 1/26/2010 05:09:00 AM
A former firefighter has pleaded guilty to starting several grass fires in northeast Colorado last year. According to Associated Press, John Willis was sentenced to 60 days in jail and two years of probation after pleading guilty to false reporting and two counts of setting a fire to woods or prairie in the Wiggins area. No one was injured during the fires. The judge who sentenced Willis Friday said his actions were a "flagrant abuse of public trust."
Posted by Newsroom on 1/26/2010 05:06:00 AM
Fort Morgan Police are asking for public help in finding the person responsible for a recent car break-in. According to a police news release, the auto was parked in the 100 block of Grant Street January 19th. The owner saw two men walk up to the car and open the doors. He didn't know the men, so he confronted them. One of the men ran off, while the other turned around and scuffled with the owner before running off. Although a police dog was brought in to track the pair, they have not been found. Authorities say they were described as Hispanic males wearing jackets; one being a black hoodie with white marijuana leafs on the back. The other person wore a big fluffy jacket that was white or beige in color. If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers.
Posted by Newsroom on 1/26/2010 05:04:00 AM